Dr Chiko Ncube Makore

Dr Chiko Ncube Makore is an inclusive practice and disability practitioner with extensive experience in Further and Higher Education. She is an advocate for person-centred approaches to inclusion and equality and diversity in Education.

Her professional career in disability services began in Further Education, teaching and supporting disabled students in the 14 to 16 student group. She has worked in Higher Education Institutions for over 15 years in diverse roles, including lecturing, study skills tutoring, learning mentoring and as a Disability Adviser. She currently manages the Disability Service for Higher Education at Writtle University College in Essex. She serves as a member of the access and participation advisory group leading on strategic development of inclusive teaching and learning and digital accessibility.

Her academic background is in inclusive design, disability and design and inclusive practice and environments. She completed her PhD from the SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre at Salford University. Her research examined the intersection of disability, accessibility and the urban environment. She is an expert for the Design Council UK on accessibility and inclusive design and contributes as a researcher to multiple research council funded projects.