Nigel works across educational research, consultancy and teacher development. He helps people and organisations engage with the potential of deep learning and context reflectiveness. He has conducted research on post-compulsory course inductions, how students choose their courses successfully, course interest and learning motivation.
Nigel is enthusiastic about stimulating students' motivation to learn. "Excellent exam results come through students’ desire to learn. It's our first task to stimulate and then feed this desire." He has also written for the Times Educational Supplement on a range of topics, co-authored a national a report on graduates and participated in several national education forums.
He is currently writing up research on the relationship between school culture and students' approaches to learning.