Nick joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2015 shortly after completing his doctorate at Loughborough University, during which he explored the effects of surfing on the wellbeing of combat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress. His work is situated in the field of Critical Military Studies – an interdisciplinary area of work focused on understanding the influence of military power in society. Nick regularly publishes work on various topics related to war, veterans, military experience, and research methodologies. He also regularly reviews work for the Critical Military Studies journal, as well as for a range of other scholarly publications.
Together with his work on veterans and the military, Nick is an experienced qualitative researcher, having lectured and published widely on qualitative research methodology, reflexivity, and narrative research in particular.
Nick’s recent work uses narrative to examine the legacy of war, conflict and military life for a range of different groups, including veterans, families, civilians, and society as a whole. In 2020 he was also awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of a multi-partner collaborative project examining the role of arts, culture and sport in supporting veteran transition to civilian life.
- Mental Health
- Families & Relationships