Nikki is a senior leader, teacher, examiner, and early-career academic based in Staffordshire.
Having studied for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Keele University, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and Birmingham City University, he went on to spend several years as a Head of Music and Head of Modern Foreign Languages and Music before taking up his current part-time post as Head of Assessment and teacher of music, Spanish, and mathematics at Wolgarston High School, Staffordshire.
Since completing his Masters in Teaching and Learning with distinction, Nikki has had a keen appetite for research, particularly surrounding music education, educational assessment, and teacher education.
Since 2016, Nikki has been studying part-time for a PhD at Birmingham City University where he is supervised by Professor Martin Fautley and Dr. Victoria Kinsella.
Since beginning his doctoral studies, Nikki has presented at several national and international conferences, led many school teacher and leader development sessions, and has numerous national and international publications to his name.