Nic studied Medicine in London and qualified from St Bartholomew's Medical College in 1994. He undertook core medical and surgical training in London, Winchester, Oxford and Brighton. And became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1998.
He received Specialist Urololgy training in Yorkshire, including 3 years at St James' Hospital, Leeds. He received FRCS (Urology) in 2007 and completed training to enter the GMC Specialist Register as a Consultant in 2009. He has undertaken additional specialist operative training in Madras, Berlin & Seattle.
He has a specialist interest in Urologicical malignancies and undertakes open and laparoscopic kidney surgery and endoscopic bladder surgery.
Following specialist training in London he jointly introduced microsurgical techniques to vasectomy reversal in Cornwall in 2010
He undertook the first transperineal prostate biopsies in Cornwall, under general anaesthetic in 2018 and local anaesthetic in 2020, to improve the diagnosis and characterisation of prostate cancer.
He underatkes TURP prostate surgery for those cathterised in acute urinary retention and looks to offer Urolift prostate implants in 2020
In 1999 Nic was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Simpson Research Fellowship followed by the British Urological Foundation/ GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship in 2002. He undertook a 3 year research program at Cancer Research UK, Leeds and was awarded a PhD in 2006.
He has presented at national and international conferences and published book chapters and academic papers. He was awarded the "Best Abstract (Bladder Cancer) Prize in the American Urological Association Meeting 2002 and the British Association of Urological Surgeons Silver Medal in 2005.