Following a professional career in education, criminal justice and as a regulator, he returned to study for a PhD on how the growth of the private rented sector in England has affected households and places. He has extensive experience of working on policy and evaluating public services in terms of equality and human rights, social cohesion, health inequalities, sustainability and engagement and participation. He has worked with local government, health, criminal justice, education, government departments and regulatory bodies. Since completing his PhD in 2016 he has worked as a teaching fellow at the University of Warwick.
Nigel is committed to social justice and equality and believes strongly in the role of heritage in creating inclusive communities through wide ranging participation and reflection on the hidden histories that they contain.