Nick teaches subjects in ecology and environmental change and works for the Brunel Educational Excellence Centre, developing innovative teaching and assessment across the University. He is a community ecologist interested in how ecological communities assemble and disassemble, using microbial model systems to test and improve theory. His pedagogical work focuses on understanding how universities can embed environmental sustainability across the curriculum and on developing interdisciplinary teaching on messy subjects such as climate change. Nick is also interested in Higher Education policy and is the policy representitive for the British Ecological Society's Special Intererst Group for Teaching and Learning.
Nick is the Associate Dean (Student Experience) for the College of Health and Life Sciences and is the Programme Lead for BSc Environmental Science