Staff Profiles


Dr Mel Nowicki

Senior Lecturer in Urban Geography

Department of Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Phone number: 01865 483945

Email: mnowicki@brookes.ac.uk

Location: GIP Gibbs G5.08

I am a Lecturer in Urban Geography. Prior to joining Oxford Brookes in January 2018, I was a Teaching Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Researcher at LSE Cities. 

My research interests broadly focus on urban housing inequality and class stigmatisation. In 2018 I completed my PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London. My thesis focused on the impact of two UK housing policies implemented by the 2010-14 Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition Government, the bedroom tax and the criminalisation of squatting. 

As well as academic roles, I have also worked as a Policy Researcher for the national charity Citizens Advice.