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Dr Moncrieffe’s research focuses on advancing teaching and learning through cross-cultural encounters and multicultural education. He 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.

He taught in Primary Schools from 1999 to 2013 and was a Deputy-Headteacher leading on curriculum, monitoring and assessment. His doctoral research focused on advancing teaching and learning opportunities in Initial Teacher Training and Primary School education through the exploration of cross-cultural encounters for critical multicultural education. He uses 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. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Reading

External positions

BA Hons Education External Examiner, Nottingham Trent University

British Educational Research Association Council Member


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

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Teaching Social Sciences
primary school Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
curriculum Social Sciences
historical consciousness Social Sciences
equality Social Sciences
migration Social Sciences
migrant Social Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2019

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
primary school
national identity
primary school teacher

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 ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
curriculum development

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 ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
teaching content

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

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

Research output: Book/ReportProject reportResearchpeer-review

Open Access
primary school

Examining Gender in Cycling Cultures: Insights and Methods

Moncrieffe, M., 14 Feb 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch


Activities 2018 2019

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

Symposium: Master of Arts in Education

Marlon Moncrieffe (Keynote speaker), Bert Meeuwsen (Presenter)
28 Mar 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

‘Decolonising the Curriculum for teaching and learning about race equality’’ (Journal)

Marlon Moncrieffe (Editor), Yaa Asare (Editor), Robin Dunford (Editor)
1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work