Nigel is an Assistant Principal with responsibility for teaching and learning in the college. He joined the college in 1999 and has had many different roles within the college including Head of History, Politics and Sociology; Head of Year; Director of the Humanities Faculty; and Head of UCAS.
Before joining Abbey Nigel taught Politics at the University of Leeds. He completed his PhD in 1996 which examined the role of urban struggles South Africa and which was based on research carried out in Johannesburg. His publications include a study of community development in a number of townships in South Africa.