Nik is originally from the North East of England and trained at St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London and qualified in 1993. He was appointed as a Consultant Paediatrician at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in 2006 and as a children’s doctor works at the heart of the community, doing a job which allows him to meet, help and support people from all walks of life.
Outside of work, Nik is proud to be the Patron of Eddies – a local charity supporting people with learning disabilities in Cambridgeshire. He stood for Labour in two general elections, was elected as district councillor for St Neots East in 2018 – the first Labour councillor in the town for two decades – and sat on Huntingdonshire District council’s planning committee. In May 2021 he was elected mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.