Nick is an education leader
whose teaching and research in the field of SEL reflect his resolve to
contribute to the well-being and success of families and schools worldwide.
Nick is Chief Executive Officer
of Family Links, a national emotional health charity and social enterprise that
serves parents, children and schools throughout the UK. Family Links provides teachers with programs
for transformative professional development, and provides parents and children with
training that helps them cultivate positive relationships, self-esteem, and
success in school.
Prior to joining Family Links,
Nick specialized in SEL as a teacher.
He has taught middle school in the United States and high school in the UK. His work included development of new SEL
curricula and design of lessons on topics such as adolescent brain development,
teamwork and relationship management, and media and digital literacy.
Nick has consulted with public
and private schools across the United States and UK, sharing SEL strategies and
research, and educating teachers, parents and students. He has also served as a School Coach for
Challenge Success, a California non-profit that works to redefine the notion of
success in education though school, curriculum and assessment reform.
Nick is a trustee of Future
Problem Solving UK, and a trustee of the Blackbird Academy Trust. He is also a Graduate Member of the British
Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Nick holds Masters degrees from
The University of Oxford, Stanford University and The University of Bristol. He is currently working towards his Doctorate
of Education. His research focuses on implementation models for community-wide
emotional health and well-being in UK elementary schools.
in Oxfordshire, U.K. with his husband, Robert, and is a novice bee-keeper and