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Supervisory Interests

Dr Moncrieffe is interested in supervising PhD and EdD doctoral candidates with an interest in advancing knowledge on the following themes: migration stories and national identity; Decolonising the curriculum; Critical multicultural education; Black-British histories used with the primary school curriculum; Black-British histories in cycling.

Knowledge exchange

Dr Moncrieffe offers expertise in teaching and learning through theories of critical multicultural education. He taught in Primary Schools from 1999 to 2013 and was a Head of Mathematics, Head of English and Deputy-Headteacher leading on curriculum, monitoring, and assessment.

His continuing research on curriculum development advances Initial Teacher Training and Primary School education through the use of narrative inquiry as a method for teaching and learning on Race Equality. He focuses particularly on the application of 20th century Black-British history and its cross-cultural interaction with White-Britain for helping to advance education, teaching and learning about fundamental British Values (civic national values) and for 'Decolonising the Curriculum'. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to  research through education, history, sociology, arts and humanities. 

Dr Moncrieffe is leader in the field on research into the history of minority-ethnic group participation in competitive cycling in Britain. His groundbreaking race education work entitled 'Made in Britain: Uncovering the life-histories of Black-British Champions in Cycling' has won wide acclaim for illuminating issues of racial inequality, mono-ethnic representation and the need for broader inclusion and diversity. It is work that has been exhibited in various famous venues across the UK. It has also featured on BBC Television.  

Dr Moncrieffe is an Arts and Humanities Research Council, Global Research Challenges Fund 2019 Award Winner for 'Changing the Story'. He is Principal Investigator for Examining and presenting interpretations of civic national values through voices of children in Kenya and Nepal - a comparative study.

Dr Moncrieffe is a University of Brighton Rising Stars Research and Enterprise Award Winner 2018 for Made in Britain - Uncovering the life-histories of Black-British Champions in Cycling.

He is a Teaching and Learning Scholarship Award Winner 2018 for Decolonising the Curriculum - Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching and Learning. 

Dr Moncrieffe is the University of Brighton's Race Equality Charter Mark Steering Leader for Teaching and Learning sub-group.


Research interests

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Reading

Master, University of Surrey

Bachelor, University of Surrey

External positions

Executive Council Member, British Educational Research Association (including Engagement Committee Membership), BERA

Co-Convenor Race, Ethnicity and Education Special Interest Group, BERA

Track Commission, British Cycling

BA Hons Education External Examiner, Nottingham Trent University


  • L Education (General)
  • Black British History & Culture
  • Teaching and Learning
  • National identities
  • education
  • Multiculturalism
  • Cycling

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Research Output

An examination of imagery used to represent fundamental British values and British identity on primary school display boards

Moncrieffe, M. & Moncrieffe, A., 1 Mar 2019, In : London Review of Education. 17, 1, p. 52-69 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Decolonising the Curriculum: Teaching and Learning about Race Equality

    Moncrieffe, M., Asare, Y., Dunford, R., Youssef, H., Burdsey, D., Mapondera, D., Rupprecht, A., Stephens, T., Watson, J. & Handley, F., 1 Jul 2019, Decolonising the Curriculum: Teaching and Learning about Race Equality. Moncrieffe, M., Asare, Y., Dunford, R. & Youssef, H. (eds.). July 2019 ed. Brighton, UK: University of Brighton Press, Vol. 1. p. 1 32 p. (Decolonising the Curriculum: Teaching and Learning about Race Equality; no. 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

    Open Access
  • Decolonising the curriculum: challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning

    Moncrieffe, M., Dunford, R. & Asare, Y., 12 Jul 2019, Navigating with practical wisdom. Wisker, G., Marshall, L., Canning, J. & Greener, S. (eds.). Brighton, United Kingdom: University of Brighton Press, p. 20 29 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

    Open Access
  • Examining Civic National Values in Kenya and Nepal: Why, how and what next?

    Moncrieffe, M., Mwangi, J. & Tamilsina, R., 1 Oct 2019, University of Leeds.

    Research output: Book/ReportProject report

    Open Access
  • Activities

    Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life-Histories of Black British Champions in Cycling

    Marlon Moncrieffe (Presenter)
    12 Dec 2019

    Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

    University of Brighton Education Research Conference 2019

    Marlon Moncrieffe (Participant), David Stephens (Participant)
    14 Jun 2019

    Activity: EventsConference


    Changing the Story Phase 2 Seminar - Tribhuvan University, May 2019

    Marlon Moncrieffe (Participant), David Stephens (Participant), Ananda Breed (Participant), Rajib Timalsina (Participant), Nub Raj Bhandari (Participant)
    27 May 2019

    Activity: EventsEvent