Nick was born in Switzerland in 1953. Most of his childhood was spent in South East Kent and he went to boarding school from a young age. He qualified as a dentist and doctor at Guy's Hospital, where he met his wife. He worked in Nottingham as a consultant surgeon and was appointed Special Professor in 1999. He has written 320 papers, 38 chapters and 7 books in the field of medicine. His first literary endeavour, Encounter, centred on memory, place and the human condition. His second, Night Journey, is based on the experience of a driver at night. His third pamphlet, also, like Night Journey, fully illustrated by Nick's own artwork, Still Life, will be published later in 2019.