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Nigel joined the University in 1992, and was promoted to Professor in Applied Psychology in 2007. He is currently Acting Dean of the Graduate School, on secondment for the academic year 206/17 from his role as Associate Dean for Research, School of Human and Health Sciences. Until August 2016 he was Centre Director for the Centre for Applied Psychological and Health Research.

Prior to joining the University of Huddersfield, Nigel completed a PhD in Organisational Psychology at the University of Sheffield (awared 1990) and worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Primary Care Research, University of Manchester, from 1990 to 1992.

Nigel is well-known for his work in developing methods for applied qualitative research. His substantive interests include inter-professional collaboration in health and social care, nature and well-being and patient and carer experiences of chronic and life-limiting illness.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Applied qualitative research methods 
  • Template analysis style of thematic analysis 
  • Visual methods in qualitative research
  • Pictor technique
  • Phenomenology 
  • Personal Construct Psychology
  • Relationship between engagement with nature and the natural environment and well-being 

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Professional Identities
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Community Palliative Care
  • Psychological Impact of "Green Exercise"
  • Social Impact of "Green Exercise"
  • Gardening
  • Patient Experience of Serious Illness
  • Carer Experience of Serious Illness
  • Creative Practice
  • Creative Identities
  • "Paranormal" Phenomena

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Research Output 2013 2018

How can tomorrow’s doctors be more caring? Phenomenological investigation

Gillespie, H., Kelly, M., Gormley, G., King, N., Gilliland, A. & Dornan, T. 4 Jun 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

managed care
qualitative research
Animal Assisted Therapy
Criminal Law
Home Care Services
Open Access
qualitative research
technical language
research project
telephone interview

‘You want to be swept up in it all’: illuminating the erotic in BDSM

Turley, E., King, N. & Monro, S. 6 Mar 2018 In : Psychology and Sexuality. 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2014 2015

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation

Undertaking Qualitative Research Into End of Life Care in the Home Environment

Joanna Brooks (Speaker), King, N. (Speaker), A. Bravington (Speaker), Beth Hardy (Speaker), J. Melvin (Speaker)
2 Sep 2015

Activity: Oral presentation

Directed Study Time or My Time: Student Nurses' Experience of Directed Study Time in an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum

Barker, C. (Speaker), King, N. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Snowden, M. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Ousey, K. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
10 Mar 2015

Activity: Oral presentation

Using an Asset-Based Approach to Explore the Benefits of Involvement in Community-Centered Initiatives

Joanna Brooks (Speaker), Alison Rodriguez (Speaker), Percy-Smith, B. (Speaker), King, N. (Speaker), A. Bravington (Speaker)
2 Sep 2015

Activity: Invited talk

Caring from Home to Hospice

King, N. (Speaker)
28 Mar 2014

Activity: Invited talk