Nick’s work is about sustainability transitions. He joins the School from the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) in the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) where he researched a transition in hydrogen energy for the EPSRC. Previously, he worked in a teaching role for the Wales Health Impact Assessment (WHIASU) part of Cardiff University’s Cardiff Institute for Society and Health (CISHE). Here he also undertook action research in the Splott community. Prior to that, Nick spent fifteen years working in the broadcast media on programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, many of which were investigative.
PhD Candidate (part-time), Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University (2011- )
MSc Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy (SPEP), Distinction, Cardiff University (2010)
BA (Hons) Geography, Manchester University (1990)
(2013) Research Assistant (F/T) to Dr Mara Miele on ‘EUWelNet’ for the European Commission (SANCO 2012/10293)
(2010-13) Research Assistant (F/T) to Professor Malcolm Eames on EPSRC's SUPERGEN XIV 'Delivery of Sustainable Hydrogen' (EP/G01244X/1)
(2009-10) Development Officer (P/T) to Dr Eva Elliott at Wales Health Impact Assessment (WHIASU)
European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)
Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN)
(2012) ‘Framing the Filth: Health and the Victorian City’, 2nd Year BSc Undergraduates, Welsh School of Architecture, 5th December
(2011) ‘Renewable Energy: From Design to Deployment’, Visiting Chinese Architects, Welsh School of Architecture, 6th September
(2009-10) Bespoke lectures on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for Local Planning Authority staff, Local Health Authority staff and members of the public
Nick’s research covers sustainability transitions in agriculture, energy and waste.
Nick’s research interests are primarily methodological and lie in how different perspectives and models of transitional change have been developed and how these contribute towards policy. He has several areas of interests: agriculture, chiefly in terms of analysing the barriers to and enablers of animal welfare improvements; future energy infrastructure including the contested prospects for hydrogen and fuel cells; and planning and health, notably in terms of conflicting perceptions of the technologies of waste incineration.
(2013) Assessing the feasibility of a coordinated European animal welfare network – EUWelNet - between 28 partners in 16 countries for the European Commission (SANCO 2012/10293) (PI: Dr Mara Miele).
(2010-13) Socio-economic research, analysis and writing for the EPSRC's SUPERGEN XIV 'Delivery of Sustainable Hydrogen' consortium (EP/G01244X/1). Twelve UK universities were involved in a £6m research programme (PI: Professor Malcolm Eames).
(2010) Action research in the Splott community in Cardiff. Qualitative interviews and analysis undertaken for a health impact assessment (HIA) for WHIASU about Viridor’s planned incinerator (Dr. Eva Elliott).