Nick is a senior lecturer at Massey University in Wellington and specializes in environmental chemistry and contamination issues. He has also worked as an academic at Waikato, a science advisor to local government, a senior policy analyst in central government, and a hearings commissioner. Over this time Nick has dabbled with analytical and environmental chemistry, forensic science, human and environmental risk assessment, measuring air, soil and water quality, advising on resource consents, managing contaminated sites and chemical emergencies, developing guidelines and standards, and providing expert evidence. From 2016, he became embroiled with outing an issue that future historians may refer to as the ‘great New Zealand meth debacle.’