Hails from: Perth, Western Australia
Past life: Nick is a journalism graduate from Curtin University where he worked as a news editor for the uni newspaper, The Western Independent. While at Uni Nick interned at the West Australian and also gained experience in feature writing. Since leaving Curtin, Nick has been employed at Aspermont Limited in Perth, writing for its online biotechnology and mining publications and has also worked at WA Business News and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
Favourite science: Nick writes about biotechnology applications in health and medicine, but is also passionate about conservation and the potential of scientific applications to encourage a more environmentally friendly society.
Loves: Nick is a definite science fiction buff, so when he gets some free time he will be watching his favourite TV programs, including Battlestar Galactica and Stargate. Other than that he likes to stay fit and healthy by going to the gym, walking his dog or heading out to the cultural events around Perth.
Phone: 08 9215 0734
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PO Box 1155 West Perth
Western Australia 6872
AS 2015 draw to a close we look back on what has been an exciting year for science in Western Australia.
2014 WAS a stellar year for science in Western Australia, with a wealth of exciting research conducted by scientists across the state, and the appointment of a new Chief Scientist of Western Australia.
TRACES of iron that are breathed in along with other particulate matter may not be as harmless to lung function as previously thought, according to research involving UWA.
POORER school students and those with a disability require additional support to successfully manage the transition from primary to secondary school, according to a longitudinal study by Curtin University.
A SOLE mine worker is responsible for producing between 11 and 16 tonnes of carbon each year just for clocking off and relaxing at their mine site village, according to local research.
SCIENTISTS have found applying a soft metal layer before welding hard metals can act as a sufficient buffer to address fatigue behaviour in welded metal.
POPULATIONS of the threatened flatback sea turtle are returning in droves to nest on beaches in the Pilbara, with their behaviour being chronicled by local volunteers.
INCREASING the metropolitan area’s rail network and building additional urban centres will best combat Perth’s urban sprawl and help to make the city more sustainable, according to Curtin University’s leading sustainability expert.
SCIENTISTS at Curtin University have chronicled the genesis of a particular type of iron deposit in the state’s north, finding that the valuable mineral formed relatively late in WA’s evolution.
AN INTERNATIONAL research project involving a local scientist has presented the results of a study which used the first non-destructive, three dimensional method of documenting binding attachments in fossil vertebrates.