Nic was nominated for the Academic Staff Partner of the Year by Bucks Student Union in 2018, and for the Excellence and Innovation in Student Learning Support Award by Bucks Student Union in 2015. He was winner of the Most Inspirational Tutor, voted for by students, in 2013 and 2016.
Nic’s research interests include the philosophy of Jacques Rancière; drama, theatre and performance pedagogy; devised performance and reflective practice. Nic has published in the international peer reviewed journal Research in Drama Education and Reflective Practice, and has presented at various international conferences, including TaPRA and International University Theatre Association. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is currently working with Colette Conroy of the University of Hull on an edited collection on Jacques Rancière and how his ideas connect to theatre and performance.
Nic has run workshops in a variety of settings, including schools, universities and student festivals, including for the National Theatre Connections Festival, National Student Drama Festival, Royal and Derngate Northampton, and the University of Reading. He founded the award winning Small Change Theatre (www.smallchangetheatre.co.uk). Their productions Long Wave, Red Velvet and Making the Difference amongst others have toured nationally to a range of prestigious UK venues including BAC, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Soho Theatre, Latitude Festival and Trafalgar Studios.