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Department of Education

Nicole Dingwall

Departmental Lecturer in English Education, Lead Tutor English PGCE

College Affiliation: Wolfson College

Nicole completed her BA in English and History and Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of New South Wales in Australia. She then completed her Masters in Education through the Open University.

Nicole has been working in secondary education both in the UK and Australia since 2001. She was a Teacher of English in both countries and was a mentor for PGCE interns in one of our partner schools before joining the department in 2011.

Nicole is the lead tutor for the PGCE in English and is a General Tutor. She is also a supervisor on the MSc Learning and Teaching. Nicole is interested in literacy across the curriculum, the impact of attachment awareness on children in care in schools and literature within the English curriculum.

She is currently conducting research at doctoral level on the cultures of secondary school English departments. Her supervisors are Dr Ian Thompson and Dr Velda Elliott.


Cultured or Encultured?: A study of the cultural identities of English Teachers and the English Department in secondary schools.

  • Subjects Taught

    MSc in Learning and Teaching

    PGCE (English)

    DPhil in Education