Dr Nicola Rollock

dr nicola rollock

Consultancy & Expert Advice


Summary of offered services:

  • Advice on the design & delivery of small scale and national projects
  • Review & provide feedback on draft project reports, research proposals and other documentation
  • Guidance on Equality & Diversity Policies, Action Plans and objectives
  • Advise organisations & facilitate sessions on ways to talk meaningfully about race.

Recent projects include:


Equality Challenge Unit

Patron & programme facilitator

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) supports universities and colleges in improving equality and diversity.  I am honoured to be Patron of the ECU’s Race Equality Charter, which seeks to improve the representation, retention and success of racially minoritised staff and students in higher education. My role involves supporting the Charter and helping to promote the principles underlying it.

I have previously supported various aspects of ECU’s work, for example, offering advice in the development of the the tender document for a new research project on Black and minority ethnic academic flight from the UK and acting as a member of the interview panel for shortlisted applicants.  I also chaired one of the assessment panels reviewing university submissions as part of the pilot stage of the Race Equality Chartermark.

University of the Arts, London

external reviewer

I acted as an external reviewer to the University of the Arts (UAL) on their Retain, Achieve, Succeed project. The project emerges from concerns about the Black-white gap in degree achievement and aims to find creative ways to diversify the curriculum and increase faculty understanding of cultural diversity.  I reviewed and assessed staff research proposals written as part of the project. I also designed and delivered a bespoke training session for staff developing their practice and critical engagement with identity, race and cultural diversity.


Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE)

editorial guidance

I was called upon to provide expert advice and editorial guidance on the draft of a LFHE report on Black and minority ethnic leadership in higher education.  The report was launched at the LFHE summit on the same theme during Summer 2015

Royal Society of the Arts (RSA)

Editorial guidance

I provided expert advice and editorial guidance on the development of a RSA report on supplementary schooling. The final report was published in Summer 2015.


"Nicola provided insightful analysis and detailed editing with tact and tenacity. Her knowledge of the research terrain as well as the politics and stakeholders were crucial to improving the quality of the report and sharpening its recommendations in a sensitive area of public policy."

/ Joe Hallgarten, Director of Learning & Development, RSA /