Nicole has published on grass roots activism within co-operative societies, the second Labour government, and sport within the labour movement.
Her current research project, The Clerical Profession and the Administrative Revolution: the Rise of the Modern Workplace in Britain, is funded by an AHRC Fellowship. It explores gender politics, activism among white-collar workers, professionalisation and identity.
From April 2013 to September 2014, she was Co-Investigator of the AHRC funded research network 'Tailored Trades: Clothes, Labour and Professional Communities, 1880-1939', with partner organisations Bishopsgate Institute (London) and the People’s History Museum (Manchester). Network events included academic workshops at Northumbria University and the University of Exeter, public lectures and school study days at Bishopsgate Institute (London). Podcasts, digitized material and details of these events can be found on the project website.
Nicole serves on the Economic History Society Council, as a Board Member of the National Co-operative Heritage Trust Archive Committee, and as an Executive Committee Member of the Society for the Study of Labour History.