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Professor Melanie Nind

Professor Melanie Nind

 BEd(Hons), PhD. FAcSS
Professor in Education

Research interests

  • inclusive research
  • learning disability
  • research methods education

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Melanie Nind, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, is Professor of Education at the University of Southampton. Melanie is Deputy Director of the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership and one of the co-directors of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods where she leads research on the pedagogy of research methods learning.

She has been conferred with gold membership of the Asian Qualitative Research Association, for support of qualitative research development, and with an honorary doctorate from VID, Norway, for her contribution to science. She editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Learning Disabilities, past editor of International Journal of Research & Method in Education and on the editorial boards of Teaching in Higher Education, European Journal of Special Needs Education and Disability and Society. Her recent research projects have focused on pedagogy and innovation in research methods, changing research practices in response to Covid-19, and on quality and belonging in inclusive research. Melanie edits the Bloomsbury Research Methods for Education book series.

Key roles:

Co-Director, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods

Former Faculty Director of Graduate School


Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences

Gold member, Asian Qualitative Research Association

Editor-in-chief British Journal of Learning Disabilities

Member of British Institute of Learning Disabilities

Member of British Educational Research Association