Nick joined Centre for Mental Health as a Senior Researcher in September 2022. His research focuses on topics including race equality and structural racism, the mental health experiences and outcomes of young people, the role of services and the impact of climate change on mental health. Nick is primarily a qualitative researcher using mixed methods including focus groups, workshop facilitation, survey design and participatory research. His goal is to ensure that research is framed in a way that will make change occur and to understand how making change happens.
Nick has previously worked at the Commission on Young Lives, the Runnymede Trust and Forward Thinking, where he focused on issues ranging from the racialised impact(s) of Covid, the role of structural racism on unequal socio-economic outcomes and applying a public health approach to issues of serious youth violence. Nick is also a qualified football coach and volunteers for a food bank. He has two degrees in Politics and International Relations (one BA from Lancaster University and one MPhil from the University of Cambridge).