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Associate Professor, Curtin University

Nick joined Curtin as an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage International Postdoctoral Fellow in 2004 and subsequently involved with ARC Discovery Project (2006-2008) investigating the effects of deformation on the geochemistry of accessory phases (particularly zircon).

Nick was project leader for the geology of the Perth Basin as part of the WA Geothermal Centre of Excellence (2010-2012).

Prior to his arrival at Curtin, Nick held a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Liverpool (2002-2003) and was a Research Skills Trainer for postgraduate students at Liverpool's Centre for Lifelong Learning (2003-2004).

He has an Honours degree in Geology from the University of Liverpool (1997) and was awarded a PhD in Geology from James Cook University, North Queensland (2002) for his thesis on "A tectonic evolution through microstructures: Orford to Piermont area of the New England Appalachians, western central New Hampshire".


  • 2019–present
    Associate Professor, Curtin University
  • 2013–2019
    Senior Lecturer, Curtin University
  • 2010–2013
    Senior Researcher, Curtin University
  • 2005–2010
    Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate, Curtin University
  • 2004–2005
    ARC Linkage International Fellow, Curtin University
  • 2003–2004
    Research Skills Trainer for Postgraduate Students, University of Liverpool
  • 2002–2003
    Royal Academy of Engineering Anglo-Australian Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Liverpool


  • 2002 
    James Cook University, PhD Geology
  • 1997 
    University of Liverpool, BSc Geology