Dr Nicole Brown is a lecturer in education at UCL Institute of Education and a director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd. Nicole gained her PhD in sociology at the University of Kent for her research into the construction of academic identity under the influence of fibromyalgia. In addition to Ableism in Academia: Theorising Experiences of Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses in Higher Education, she has edited Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia: Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education (to be published in Spring 2021) and, co-authored Embodied Inquiry: Research Methods. Nicole is currently authoring How to Make the Most of Your Research Journal.
Nicole’s research interests relate to physical and material representations and metaphors, the generation of knowledge and, more generally, research methods and approaches to explore identity and body work, as well as to advance learning and teaching within higher education. She tweets as @ncjbrown, @FibroIdentity and @AbleismAcademia.