Dr Martin Nickson

Lecturer in Education

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Education


  • PhD


Martin's interest in education began in the early 1980s as a youth worker in Liverpool and Leicester. Later, he spent 20 years working in cultural and heritage industries in the UK and Canada as a senior project manager. Examples of his work include the Red Bay National Historic Site in Labrador, Canada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Education was central to this work andMartin's broad role included training highly specialised artisans and co-ordinating educational, linguistic and cultural content with local communities. He returned to the UK in 2008 to work in academia.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Content in ESOL: what do learners find useful and important?

Nickson, M. (2014). Content in ESOL: what do learners find useful and important?. Language Issues, 25(2), 17-24