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Nigel is Associate Professor in Air Transport and Tourism. He has a PhD in Air Transport Management and MSc in Tourism Management. He teaches and conducts research and consultancy in air transport and tourism. His main interests are in digitalisation, marketing and strategy, service quality, business efficiency and performance, wider impacts, geographical dimensions of supply and demand, and interorganisational relations.
He has published extensively including in high ranked journals such as the Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management, and Annals of Tourism Research. He is co-author of the book Airport Marketing and co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management. He has managed research and consulting projects for public and private sector organisations including the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications, Avinor, Møre and Romsdal County Council, PGL Travel, and Dubai Aerospace University. He has also managed and participated in projects funded by the Research Council of Norway – Transport 2025 Programme, the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) – EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020, and the European Commission – ERASMUS+ Programme.
Nigel has held honorary positions as a Visiting Research Fellow with the Centre for Tourism Research at the University of Westminster in London and as an Adjunct Associate Professor with the School of Aviation at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He is a member of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Air Transport Management, Journal of Airport Management, Sustainability: Section Board for Sustainable Transportation, and World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research.
He has previously worked as Associate Professor in Transport and Logistics at Molde University College, Guest Senior Research Scientist in Transport Economics at Møreforsking Molde, Principal Lecturer and Subject Group Director in Aviation Management and Operations at London Metropolitan University, Marketing Executive/Instructor Trainer/Operations Manager at PGL Travel, Policy Adviser at the UK Department for Transport, and Airline Licensing Executive at the UK Civil Aviation Authority.