Nathan is a biological scientist by training with extensive experience in research, teaching and administration in Higher Education. Before joining Oxford University Innovation, he held the national role of Discipline Lead for Biological Sciences with the Higher Education Academy, undertaking consulting, training, and advisory work with large and diverse HE communities from across the disciplines within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. He previously worked for a number of years in academic and degree leadership capacities within the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford. Earlier research roles included substantive posts at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) and the University of Paris VI (Université Pierre et Marie Curie).
He is broadly interested in Higher Education in international contexts and has particular interests in delivering effective training and development to support institutions to foster innovation and entrepreneurship whilst also optimising technology transfer processes. Nathan has a formal teaching qualification (PGDip Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) from the University of Oxford, a PhD degree from the University of Cambridge, and graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Sydney. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Society of Biology.