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Nicola is a senior lecturer in special educational needs and inclusion at the University of Northampton and programme lead for the National Award in SEN Co-ordination.
She has 25 years of experience as a practitioner and researcher in restorative justice and restorative practices and is adjunct faculty for the International Institute for Restorative Practices Graduate School based in Pennsylvania. Nicola Preston is a PhD researcher at the University of Northampton, UK investigating relational approaches to school exclusion and has presented extensively on the subject both nationally and internationally.
Before taking up her current academic role, Nicola has been involved in research and practice in this field of restorative justice since 1996 as an operational police officer and more recently a primary school (4-11) teacher, special educational needs co-ordinator and safeguarding lead in schools in areas of high deprivation. Nicola has a BA (Hons) in psychology and two Masters degrees. She is on the Editorial Committee of the European Forum for Restorative Justice and is a member of the British Psychological Society.
Master, University of Northampton
Master, University of Chester
PGCE, University of Northampton
PGCE, Oxford Brookes University
Bachelor, University of Reading
Member of British Psychological Society1 Jul 2018 → …
Adjunct Faculty, International Institute for Restorative Practices Graduate School
Trustee, Thames Valley Partnership
Research output: Contribution to Specialist Publication › Magazine
Research output: Contribution to Book/Report › Chapter