Nick is a Cambridge graduate, obtaining his PhD there in 1986 for work on the stereoselective Horner-Wittig reaction with Stuart Warren. He then held a Harkness Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Stanford University, California, with Barry Trost and a Research Fellowship at Cambridge University before joining Liverpool in 1989 where he was promoted to Professor in 2015. He was selected for a HEA National Teaching Fellowship in 2009 and SFHEA in 2014. Nick is married with two children and lives in Formby. His interests include Macs, music (iPhone), photography (iPhone), and social media. He is saving up for the next version of Apple Watch.
Co-author of the bestselling (100,000 copies) textbook Organic Chemistry now in 2nd edition
Creator of ChemTube3D
Awarded Royal Society of Chemistry Nyholm Prize for Education Award 2015 for the creation and development of ChemTube3D, an internationally renowned, open education resource widely used in teaching chemistry at school and university.
Prizes or Honours
- Visiting Professor (University Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 2002)
- HEA National Teaching Fellowship (Higher Education Academy, 2009)
- University Teaching Fellowship (University of Liverpool, 2005)