Dr. Nick Cole is the Head of Research at the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Nick has been with the Association for two years. Previously, Nick was an academic research scientist, having run research groups at the Macquarie University Motor Neurone Disease Research Centre and the School of Medicine in the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to running his own MND research labs, Nick was a postdoctoral researcher at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Intsitute in Sydney, The Wellcome Trust Centre at Dundee University and the School of Biology at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Nick gained his PhD from the University of St Andrews and honors degree from the University of Liverpool.
Nick lives in Devon with his wife Genevieve and their three children and dog called Vegemite. Nick is a passionate and enthusiastic member of the MND Association who is driven to understand and communicate global MND research progress. Outside work, Nick is a keen kitesurfer and in 2015 broke the Guinness World Record for the Longest Kitesurf Journey, while raising money for MND research.