Staff profile

Nicola Scarrott

Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Derby Campus



I teach across a range of modules on the BEd with QTS and MEdu with QTS Primary Education Programmes.

Teaching responsibilities

I lead and teach on both the Professionals Accountability, Inclusion and the Physical Activity modules. I am also a Dissertation supervisor.

Research interests

My research and publications include book chapters inspired by my voluntary work abroad. These chapters were on resilience in street children in Tanzania and the education of children and young people in India, motivated by working with children in a school in the slums in Bangalore.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • BEd (Hons) in Physical Education
  • MA in Education

Experience in industry

I have taught in three schools in three Local Authorities and my principal areas of responsibility were in: Physical Education, PSHE and pastoral leadership, including being a member of the School Leadership Team. I have been an Education Consultant across the South West region and was a Teacher Learning Academy Adviser for the General Teaching Council for England, which focused on continuing professional development and school improvement initiatives across the country. I have worked in three universities on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

International experience

I have experience of teaching in India and Tanzania in schools and orphanages while doing voluntary work.

Recent publications

  • Tanzanian street children, victims, ordinary lives or extraordinary survivors? in Brown, M.A. ( 2015) Migration and the Education of Young People 0-19. Routledge: London
  • India today and tomorrow in Brown, M.A. (2017) The Shifting Global World of Youth and Education. Routledge: London