Nick is an Associate Professor in Memorial University's geography department and an urban cultural geographer interested in the built environment.
His research focuses on three key directions: adaptive reuse, the Circular Economy and coastal heritage infrastructure. The first of these approaches centres on the After Church Atlas, a co-operative project with Dr. Barry Stephenson (MUN Religious Studies), that explores the closure and redevelopment of places of worship.
Nick's second project concerns the development and implementation of the Circular Economy, a global sustainability agenda, and its implication with the construction, renovation and demolition sectors (CR&D) and 'makercultures' in Canada. Nick has begun working on a multidisciplinary project, called 'Making it in the Circular Economy', funded through the SSHRC Imagining Canada's Future grant.
Nick's third project is connected to Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) research dealing with the transformation of heritage coastal lighthouses in Atlantic Canada.
Want to inquire about graduate studies? Nick is open to supervising research on adaptive reuse, urban sustainability, and the circular economy.