Nick Grew up in South London and studied History at Leeds University. He served 3 years as an infantry officer in the British Army before leaving in 2015 to complete an MA in Conflict, Security and Development at Kings College London. He has been writing for Bellingcat since May 2016, during which time he used open source information to demonstrate the importance of verification, investigate alleged war crimes and examine the use of drones by ISIS. His work has been featured by The Washington Post, Der Spiegel TV and War is Boring, amongst many others.