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Personal profile

Research interests

20th Century Black-British histories to the present

Historical Consciousness

Decolonising Curriculum Knowledge

Narrative and Biographical Methodologies


Supervisory Interests

Dr Moncrieffe is interested in supervising PhD and EdD doctoral candidates with an interest in advancing knowledge on the following themes: 20th Century Black-British histories to the present; Decolonising Curriculum Knowledge; Anti-Racism, Migration Stories, National Identity.

Knowledge exchange

Dr Moncrieffe shares lived experiences and academic knowledge centring curriculum teaching and learning through Black-British histories, from the 20th century to the present, and with decolonising curriculum knowledge.

He is the leading expert in the research on the history of Black-British cycling champions. His groundbreaking research work entitled 'Made in Britain: Uncovering the life-histories of Black-British Champions in Cycling' has won wide international acclaim. This work has been has been exhibited in various famous venues across the UK. It has also featured in multiple publications and broadcasts on BBC Television, BBC Radio, Sky TV, Eurosport, ITV Tour de France, Australian and USA Radio.

Dr Moncrieffe has been called to share his leadership, expertise and evidenced-based research work on Decolonising Curriculum Knowledge and teaching and learning through Black-British histories with many leading national and international authorities including: the House of Commons - UK Parliament, The Chartered College of Teaching, The National Education Union, The British Educational Research Association, and British Cycling.

Scholarly biography

In progress:

Moncrieffe, M. L. (Forthcoming) Desire*Discrimination*Determination: International histories and narratives of Black champions in cycling. London: Rapha Editions, Blue Train Publishing.

Moncrieffe, M. L. & Mwangi, J. (Eds.) (Forthcoming) Decolonising Curriculum Knowledge: International Perspectives, Interdisciplinary Approaches. London: Palgrave MacMillan.


Recent publications:

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. L., (2020) Decolonising the History Curriculum: Eurocentrism in Primary School Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030579449#aboutAuthors

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. L., Stokes, L., Alexander, C. A., Nokes, C., Colburn, E., Crawley, A., Evans, C., Gibson, P., Johnson, K., McKinnell, C., Osborne, K., Bell, A-R., (2020) Oral Evidence: Black history and cultural diversity in the curriculum, HC 8793. Women and Equalities Committee and Petitions Committee. London: House of Commons, UK Parliament, 18th November 2020.  https://committees.parliament.uk/oralevidence/1258/pdf/

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. L. (2020) Part 2. Raising the profile of Black-British excellence in cycling through anti-racist education and leadership. Advancing Anti-Racism in Cycling, 1st December. London: Science in Sport. https://www.antiracismcycling.com/part-2-leadership-raising-the-profile-of-black-excellence-in-cycling-through-anti-racist-education/ 

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. L. (2020) Part 1. Raising the profile of Black-British excellence in cycling through anti-racist education and leadership. Advancing Anti-Racism in Cycling, 30th November. London: Science in Sport. https://www.antiracismcycling.com/the-narrative-of-anti-racism-in-cycling/

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. L. (2020) Anti-Racism Force, or Anti-Racism Farce? What next for cycling? Advancing Anti-Racism in Cycling,  6th December. London: Science in Sport. https://www.antiracismcycling.com/force-or-farce/

Out now: Moncrieffe, M.L. (2020) 'How to support white British teachers in their thinking and teaching about Black-British histories'. London: The Conversation, 30th September. https://theconversation.com/how-to-support-white-british-trainee-teachers-in-their-thinking-and-teaching-about-black-british-histories-146948

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. L., & Harris, R. (2020) 'Repositioning Curriculum Teaching and Learning through Black-British history'. In Research Intelligence, Issue #144. London: British Educational Research Association (BERA). https://www.bera.ac.uk/publication/repositioning-curriculum-teaching-and-learning-through-black-british-history

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. L. (2020) 'When will Britain have a black rider in the Tour?' Pro cycling Magazine, October 2020. London: Pro cycling Magazine.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w7MyTOoIl_vwINu48U-Av8S32TgHMk39/view?usp=sharing

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. L., (2020) 'Tour de France 2020: professional cycling's history of anti-blackness'. London: The Conversation, 26th August. https://theconversation.com/tour-de-france-2020-facing-up-to-professional-cyclings-history-of-anti-blackness-142092

Out now: Moncrieffe, M.L., (Ed.) (2020) Decolonising the Curriculum: Teaching and Learning about Race-Equality. Issue 3 - July 2020. Falmer: University of Brighton. https://cris.brighton.ac.uk/ws/portalfiles/portal/14207553/Decolonising_the_Curriculum_Issue_3_Teaching_and_Learning_about_Race_Equality_July_2020.pdf

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. L. (2020) 'Where are the black Britons in elite cycling?', The Telegraph, 28th June 2020. London: The Telegraph. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/2020/06/28/black-britons-elite-cycling/

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. (2020) 'Reflections on the 'velodrome of whiteness' at the London Olympics', VeloNews, 25th June 2020. Colorado: VeloNews https://www.velonews.com/culture/commentary-reflections-on-the-velodrome-of-whiteness-at-the-london-olympics/

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. L. (2020) #BlackLivesMatter in Education, The BERA Blog, 11th June 2020. London: British Educational Research Association (BERA) https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/blacklivesmatter-in-education

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. L. (2020) 'British Cycling's Deep Breath', The Road Book Journal. https://www.theroadbook.co.uk/2020/06/04/dr-marlon-moncrieffe-blackbritishlivesmatterincycling/

Out now: Moncrieffe, M. L., (Ed.) with Harris, R., & Race, R. (2020) Decolonising the Curriculum: Transnational Perspectives. Research Intelligence, Issue #142. London: British Educational Research Association (BERA).



2019 Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning Award - University of Brighton.

2018 Rising Stars 'Research and Enterprise' Award - University of Brighton.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Reading

Master, University of Surrey

Bachelor, University of Surrey

External positions

Executive Council Member, British Educational Research Association, BERA

Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching

External Examiner, Nottingham Trent University

Track Commission Member, British Cycling


  • L Education (General)
  • Black British History
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Education
  • Anti-Racism
  • Decolonising Curriculum Knowledge
  • Cycling


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