Dr Nicola Rollock

dr nicola rollock

News & Appointments


Panel appearance at Baker McKenzie

november 2018

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Nicola Rollock was invited by multinational law firm Baker McKenzie to join a panel debate on social mobility and employment.

Other panellists included Claire Paul, former Chair of the Social Mobility Commission Rt Hon. Alan Milburn, Aaron Slocombe with Lereesa Easterbrook as Chair.

Dr. Rollock talks gender and identity at the Foreign Office

october 2018

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Nicola was invited by the FCO to take part in this panel debate on gender, success and the workplace as part of Black History Month. Chaired by Director-General Economic & Global issues, Deborah Bronnert, Nicola discussed barriers and strategies to progression with CNN’s Nima Elbagir, BBC’s Rianna Croxford and Mozambique High Commissioner NneNne Iwuji-Eme.

Dr. Rollock contributes to best-seller Slay In Your Lane 

july 2018

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Nicola attended the press launch of Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible - a bestselling guide to life for Black British women by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené. Nicola was one of the successful Black women featured in this book alongside fellow business leaders, academics, award-winning authors and celebrities.

Dr Nicola Rollock opens WOW Festival 2018

March 2018

What compromises do black women have to make to fit in and at what cost?


Nicola opened the WoW 2018 panel discussion 'Code-switching: survival strategies for Black women in the workplace' by sharing her creative piece 'How many times?' which was received with heartfelt applause and appreciation.

Sharing the panel with Nicola were Lola Olufemi, Deborah WilliamsYassmin Abdel-Magied and chaired by Hannah Azieb Pool.

Dr Nicola Rollock appointed WOW 2018 Committee member 



WOW – Women of the World festival celebrates women and girls, and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. From 7-11 March 2018, Southbank Centre’s WOW - Women of the World festival welcomes everybody for a programme of more than 200 talks and debates, concerts, performances and workshops. 

Nicola shares the honourable appointment of WOW 2018 Committee member with tastemakers in press, culture and academia including broadcaster Fatima Manji,  UK Black Pride co-founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah and Co-Founder of the Black British Business Awards Melanie Eusebe.


Dr Nicola Rollock talks CRT at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama



The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, was the setting as Nicola spoke to a packed audience about subjective positioning and Critical Race Theory (CRT) to kick-start their Performing Research unit. Rollock's hard-hitting words struck a positive chord, receiving glowing praise on social media.


Financial Times publish UK Politics & Policy article by Dr Rollock



In the wake of a the government’s Racial Disparity Audit — initially announced by prime minister Theresa May in August 2016 — Nicola explains why Britain’s disadvantaged groups need action, not a proliferation of reviews and reports.

Read more.

Dr. Rollock co-edits a 4-volume collection on Critical Race Theory in Education

july 2018

Nicola Rollock co-edits a four-volume publication with leading academics in the field of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Published by Routledge, the set includes key texts on the genesis of CRT, whiteness and emerging debates.

Critical Race Theory Routledge edited collection (2018)

Critical Race Theory Routledge edited collection (2018)

Critical Race Theory in Education offers an account of society based on systemic, deep-rooted racist oppression that saturates our commonsensical judgements to such an extent that all but the most extreme racism appears normal and unexceptional, simply `business as usual'. 

Podcast Feature with Sarah Brown 

March 2018

Podcast appearance with Sarah Brown

Podcast appearance with Sarah Brown

Fresh from her appearance at the 2018 WOW Festival, Dr Rollock contributed to this podcast for Sarah Brown's (wife of former PM Gordon Brown) charity TheirWorld which works to give children around the world the best start in life.

Back to school 

March 2018

Dr Nicola Rollock was honoured to join fellow alumnae of Streatham & Clapham High School to talk education and gender equality as part of a panel for International Women's Day 2018. 


Joining Nicola on the panel were Elsie Owusu, Lucinda Elliott and Dr Jasmina Lijesevic before an audience of parents, students and alumnae.


Dr Rollock panellist at BME Champions Network event



The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) invited Nicola to speak exclusively to their Diversifying Leadership alumni and provide expert advice on how to drive positive change within the institution of higher education. Rollock's powerful rhetoric received warm messages of appreciation across social media.


[Video] Dr Rollock delivers keynote at BERA Conference 2017


Entitled 'Exposing the Lie Within: legitimate culture, organisational protectionism and the quest for racial justice in higher education', BERA Council member Nicola Rollock delivers her primary keynote at the BERA Conference 2017.

Goldsmiths University of London appoints Dr Nicola Rollock


September 2017

Dr Rollock has been appointed as a Reader in Equity and Education and will begin her tenure within the Department of Educational Studies in October 2017. 



Literary agents Rogers, Coleridge & White sign Dr Nicola Rollock

July 2017


Rogers, Coleridge & White are proud to announce that they are representing Dr Nicola Rollock, who will sit among a roster containing a long list of successful and credible authors.