Nicola is a Lecturer in Primary Mathematics, Digital Literacies, and for the Critical Literature Review. She works on the:
- Primary Education Work-based Routes (FdA Primary Education, FdA Early Years Education and BA Primary Education Work-Based Route with QTS including specialisms in SEND or PE)
- BA Hons in Primary Education with QTS
- PGCE in Primary Education with QTS.
Nicola joined St Mary’s in 2020 as a Lecturer in Primary Mathematics after teaching for 13 years in Asia, Europe, and the UK. She began teaching in a British international school in Thailand after gaining a postgraduate Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) from the University of New England in Australia. Whist teaching in an IB school in Germany, she completed a MEd in International Schooling, Education and Development at the same institution. Nicola has taught across the full primary age range, specialising in mathematics for 5 years with a focus on year 6 in particular. She is passionate about altering perceptions of mathematics and their impact on how it is taught and learnt.
In 2021 Nicola became a member of the FHEA and began to undertake small-scale research projects into assessment practices and the impact of Epistemic Insight on pre-service mathematics teachers. She is currently a doctoral student at St Mary’s focusing on mathematics education and pre-service teachers. She has also worked with the NCETM providing training into early number concepts for Early Career Teachers through the London South West Maths Hub.