Nicholas is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He was awarded the 2019 Stirling Prize for the 'Best Published Work in Psychological Anthropology'.

Nick's research has explored questions of sociality, ethical imagination, political experience, cosmology, and attitude to death and the afterlife, in Indonesia’s Riau Islands Province, in Indonesia’s hypnotherapy industry and, most recently, during the UK’s coronavirus outbreak.

Nick is a co-author of an LSE report into death and bereavement during the pandemic.