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Doig, Nikki


  • Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Education
  • United Kingdom

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Nikki is a Lecturer in Education in the School of Education and Social Work. In addition to teaching responsibility across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, Nikki is Professional Practice Convener on the MA (Hons) Primary Education where she oversees the student practicum experience. Nikki also leads on the International Baccalaureate (IB) team within ESW, supporting students following the IB Pathway through their MA.

Nikki joined the University of Dundee after working in primary education as class teacher, principal teacher and acting depute head teacher, gaining teaching experience of all stages from pre-school to primary 7. While working in schools, Nikki engaged in a range of Masters level professional learning, including play and active learning, and developing mathematical thinking.

Prior to studying a PGDE in Primary Education at the University of Dundee, from which she graduated with Merit in 2006, Nikki gained an MSc in Public Relations from the University of Stirling where she was awarded a full ESRC Scholarship. Graduating in 2002, she worked briefly in the private sector before moving in to teaching.

With a first degree in Dramatic Studies from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama (now RCS) in 1998 and a very brief career as an actress, it is no surprise that Nikki has a particular subject interest in Drama. Nikki is currenlty developing her subject expertise by working towards a second Masters qualification - an MEd in Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


Nikki currently teaches across a variety of curriculum and pedagogy modules on the MA Primary Education, PGDE Primary Education and the National Learn to Teach postgraduate programmes.

Nikki's subject specialism is Drama and she is passionate about the ways drama can enhance learning across the curriculum. This expertise also informs the work Nikki does to support students on use of voice and classroom presence. 

In addition to teaching about Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence, Nikki has an interest in international education. She oversees the IB Pathway through the MA and is module leader for the MA2 International Baccalaureate Policy, Pratice & Programmes elective. 


DUSA Student-Led Teaching Awards 2017 - Excellence in Teaching

Doig, Nikki (Recipient), 25 May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    External Examiner - Strathclyde University

    Nikki Doig (Examiner)

    1 Apr 2020 → …

    Activity: Examination typesExamination

    Mantle of the Expert CLPL - Fife Council

    Nikki Doig (Presenter)

    28 Jan 202020 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    International Baccalaureate Global Conference 2019

    Nikki Doig (Presenter)

    20 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Forum Theatre Workshop - SESW & SNHS

    Nikki Doig (Organiser)

    17 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    UoD Discovery Day talk: 'Bringing back the passion: Putting the student at the centre'

    Nikki Doig (Speaker)

    11 Jan 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Use and Care of Voice for Teachers

    Nikki Doig


    4 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Teaching