Centre for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology (CIBCI)
Nick is an honorary reader and consultant gastroenterologist King's College London and Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation trust. He is also a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow. He is a principle investigator in the Department for Inflammation Biology and the Centre for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology (CIBCI). He also holds a weekly clinic at the Royal Marsden Hospital, which is the only dedicated immunotherapy-induced colitis clinic in the UK.
Nick qualified from Birmingham University Medical School with various honours and prizes, including honours in Medicine, honours and distinction in Pathology and the Alison Thornley Prize for Clinical medicine. He completed clinical training in gastroenterology and internal medicine in London (Hammersmith, St Mary’s).
He has also been awarded a BSc in biochemistry (Newcastle University), MSc in immunology (Imperial College) and PhD in immunology (King’s College London). He undertook a PhD in the laboratories of Graham Lord and Tom MacDonald, which was funded through a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship. His PhD thesis examined the role of the immune transcription factor T-bet in the innate immune compartment in the context of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In particular, he focussed on the role of T-bet in the regulation of key intestinal immune cells, including innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) and dendritic cells (DCs). He was subsequently awarded a 5 year Intermediate Clinical Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust to continue his work investigating the molecular mechanisms responsible for regulating the innate immune compartment in the gut, with a strong focus on IBD.
Outside of work, Nick is keen cricket fan and supporter of Aston Villa football club. He plays golf badly, and enjoys travel and cooking.