Dr Nicola Rollock is an award-winning academic, consultant and public speaker specialising in racial justice in education and the workplace. She was appointed, in January 2019, as Specialist Advisor to the Home Affairs’ Select Committee ‘Macpherson: 20 Years On’ Inquiry which is examining progress in meeting the recommendations published in 1999.
Nicola is a member of Wellcome Trust's Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group and the British Science Association’s new Equality & Diversity Advisory Group. She is published in a number of international books and journals and is the lead author of The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes, which won second prize in the 2016 Society for Educational Studies’ Annual Book Awards.
Nicola was nominated, in 2018, for a National Diversity Award under the positive role model category and was winner of the 2016 PRECIOUS Award for Outstanding Woman in Professional Services for contributions to race equality. She was recognised, in 2015, as a Woman of Achievement by the Women of the Year Council.
Previously Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education at the University of Birmingham, Nicola is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) in Equity and Education at Goldsmiths, University of London.