Dr Nicola Brown joined us from Epsom College in Malaysia where she was the founding Head of Sixth Form and the founding Head of Science. Her previous international school experience was at Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur. Nicola has an honours degree in Chemistry, a PhD from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, London and a Secondary Science PGCE from the Institute of Education, London. Nicola worked in several independent schools in London, including City of London School for Girls, City of London School for Boys and Queen’s College, Harley Street. Prior to her appointment at Garden International School, Nicola was the Head of Chemistry at Channing School for Girls in Hampstead, London. Nicola’s particular interests are research skills and independent-learning techniques, as well as international student experience.