Nicola Livingstone is a Lecturer in Real Estate at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. Before coming to UCL she worked as a Teaching Fellow at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, where she also completed both her undergraduate degree and PhD.
Nicola Livingstone's PhD, awarded in 2011, considered examined the growth of charity retailing in the UK from a Marxist perspective. The PhD adopted an alternative and original conceptual approach to how we can understand charity and charity retailing in British capitalism. Nicola continues to write and publish on charity and the voluntary sector. She has recently been involved in research for the Scottish Government examining food aid provision in Scotland.
Her research interests are varied and multidisciplinary. They include:
Property market dynamics & real estate investment.
Interpreting the social form of the built environment.
The third sector - particularly charity retail, volunteering and the politics of food aid in the UK.