Nicole has a background in Social Sciences and an LLM in Human Rights Law. She is fluent in six languages. In building a career in human rights she is thoroughly committed to the research and advocacy of rights of vulnerable groups. Her role as Research and Project Support Officer within the auspices of the Human Rights Collegium hosted by Queen Mary, University of London has given her extensive experience and relevant skills in policy and research. She has acted as the lead researcher in a scoping project on socio-economic rights in the UK and has drafted reports entitled ‘The Right to Food and Adequate Nutrition’, ‘Global Perspectives on Children’s Rights’, ‘Legal Perspective on Human Trafficking’ and ‘International Law and State Duties towards Unaccompanied Migrants and Refugee Children Deaths at Border Crossing’. Furthermore, her strong skills in project management, communication and co-ordination are exemplified through the variety of large-scale public events that she has initiated and organised.
In addition, Nicole is the Campaigns and Communications Manager for Harrow Mencap, where she monitors the external environment and policy changes around learning disability, physical disability and disadvantaged groups. Her aim is to deliver high impact, evidenced-based campaigning, which will make a difference in policy, and public perception.
Nicole also volunteers for the non-profit organisation Reconnect aimed at supporting unemployed and underemployed refugees, whereby she has published a feasibility study on tertiary education in South Sudan and Ethiopia and has curated a collection of over 1,500 academic books, which were
sent to universities in South Sudan and Ethiopia Simultaneously, she runs her own film production company called Lieberman Pictures. Nicole has worked on a Ugandan/British feature film that focuses on post-colonialism. She has also co-written and produced a self-initiated short film made by an all-female crew and inspired by the stories of thewomen that surround her. Its aim is to empower women to be everything they want to be, not defined by looks, profession or by the (sexual) decisions they make. With various projects in development, Nicole sees herself using film as a platform to open a dialogue and provoke thought and awareness to those who watch her films.