Nick is a Historic Buildings Advisor working as part of the Oxford team. After a history degree and a first career in publishing, Nick studied on the Oxford Brookes Historic Conservation programme and was awarded his MSc (with Distinction) in 2020. His dissertation explored the topic of timber identification in vernacular buildings, reflecting a special interest in timber-framed buildings and the vernacular tradition. He has made a special study of a fifteenth-century Oxfordshire chapel, which will be published in 2021, and is involved in a number of research projects to keep him busy when not at work. At Insall, Nick has been involved in producing conservation management plans for the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick, and York City Walls, and has undertaken documentary research and fabric analysis for numerous other projects. He is an affiliate member of the IHBC, and is a member of the listed buildings committee of the Oxford Architectural and Historical Society.