Nicholas qualified with his medical degree from the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College) in 2008. After completing his early training at hospitals around the East of England, he started his specialist training in Stroke and Geriatric Medicine in 2012. He returned to Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College) in 2014 to undertake his PhD in Clinical Neurosciences as a Dunhill Medical Trust Research Training Fellow. Since 2018 he has been an Academic Clinical Lecturer continuing his research into the imaging of atherosclerosis and cerebrovascular disease. He has also undertaken further postgraduate training at the University of Dundee and Harvard University.
Nicholas is an enthusiastic medical educator, having delivered clinical supervisions for over a decade and teaching regularly on the clinical medicine course. He is the joint lead for Cambridge’s INSPIRE scheme (supported by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Wellcome Trust) that aims to promote research skills and participation amongst students. He has co-ordinated examinations for the School of Clinical Medicine and served on the Faculty Board. Nicholas is also a tutor on the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at the Institute of Continuing Education in Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Nicholas is the Chair of the Trainee Committee at the British Association of Stroke Physicians (BASP). He also serves on the Executive Committee at BASP, as well as the Joint Clinical Neurosciences Committee at the Royal College of Physicians.