Nicola Rollock is Professor of Social Policy and Race at King’s College London. Her appointment is part time.
Nicola is Senior Adviser to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and holds an honorary position as Distinguished Fellow at the Faculty of Education. She is also Specialist Adviser to the Home Affairs’ Select Committee’s Macpherson: 22 Years On Inquiry and is a member of the Wellcome Trust’s Anti-racism Expert Group.
Nicola is probably best known for her research on Black female professors and the related exhibition Phenomenal Women: portraits of UK Black female professors.
In 2020, she appeared as an expert contributor in the BAFTA-winning two-part Channel 4 documentary The school that tried to end racism.
Nicola is featured in apolitical’s list of 100 most influential academics in government. In 2020, she was included in the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s list of Next Generation Trailblazers for challenging prejudice and contributions to British society and, in 2019, she was selected by Times Higher journalists as one of 11 scholars globally to have influenced the debate in higher education.
Nicola is currently writing her first sole authored book The Racial Code which will be published by Penguin Press in 2022.