Environmental impact modelling, with a focus on the development of continuous flow simulation approaches for river flow modelling, in particular application to investigating the implications of environmental (including climate) change, quantification of uncertainty in hydrological modelling under non-stationarity and development of techniques for detecting and attributing trends in environmental datasets.
Nick was a member of the Science and Engineering Panel of the Pitt Review of the summer floods of 2007 and represented CEH in the Government Foresight Initiative on Floods (UK, China and the USA).
2002-2010 Head, Risk Analysis and Modelling group, CEH.
2000-2002: Risk Analyst: Climate Change. Environment Agency, National Centre for Risk Analysis and Options Appraisal.
1988-2000: Institute of Hydrology and CEH. Climate studies - lead scientist, managing five staff and projects, in particular the research for the rainfall frequency element of the Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH). Secondment to the Global Atmosphere Division of DETR (Government department), including managing the setting up of UKCIP at the University of Oxford.
BA (Upper second class) in Geography, Anglia University, Cambridge
MSc in Climatology and Applied Meteorology, University of Birmingham