Nikki joined Imperial in April 2016, bringing with her 14 years’ experience as a teacher and educationalist within the higher, secondary and charity sectors.
Initially a Modern History graduate from Christ Church, Oxford, she stayed on to complete a PGCE and then spent six years teaching in the secondary education sector: during which time she also completed a part-time BSc (Hons) in Psychology, gaining First Class Honours. She then combined an MSc in Psychological Research Methods with a part-time role for a national charity, designing and delivering a government-funded schools project to promote positive attitudes and behaviours towards people with disfigurements. Her MSc project was an exploratory study into teachers’ experiences of “work-life balance”, and she maintains a strong interest in the personal and contextual issues that can influence teachers’ approaches to their work.
Since 2011, Nikki has worked primarily in higher and medical education: initially as an educationalist at the Royal College of Physicians, and – more recently – as an Associate Lecturer for The Open University. In between two spells of maternity leave, she also presented at the 2013 ASME conference and provided further educational consultancy work within the charity sector. As part-time Teaching Fellow in Medical Education at Imperial, she now leads and co-teaches on a range of education workshops for the Faculty of Medicine, and supports the Educational Development Unit in developing and delivering its academic programmes: notably the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MEd in University Learning and Teaching.