Nicki is a Critical Care Nurse, Senior Lecturer and Head of Department at the University of Hull. She holds Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and is the Chair of the British Association of Critical Care (BACCN). Her role is to provide vision, direction, leadership and to develop strategy. This involves strategic leadership at a national level, chairing the executive board and national board. Nicki holds positions on the National Critical Care Leadership forum and UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance. She has been the nurse advisor to the Department of Health Adult Critical Care Clinical Reference Group and is a specialist advisor in critical care nursing to NHSE. Nicki is involved in national and international research and education for critical care nursing and was appointed Director for Nurse Education at the NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber during the Covid pandemic.