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Nick is seconded to IPPR North from Teesside University as a Research Fellow (adoption cover).

He specialises in regional government and economics, and alongside his part-time role at IPPR North, is a regular contributor to Teesside University's PACE policy observatory. Some of his recent work looks at the local economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the role of freeports in levelling up, and funding for regional economic development in England after Brexit.    

Before working in universities, Nick was a policy advisor in local government, covering multiple policy areas including economic analysis, devolution, social security reform, migration and asylum, and social inclusion. 

Recent work