Nikhil is a Lecturer at the University of Essex. His research explores how we can reduce non-communicable diseases (particularly, cancers, diabetes, chronic lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases) and the associated health inequalities through effective use law and legal instruments. Nikhil’s work conflates public health and local, national and international law through tackling the risk factors of unhealthy diets, excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use and exposure to air pollution. Nikhil is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and has published widely in both peer-reviewed journals and non-academic publications. Nikhil regularly works with governments, charities and other non-governmental organisations (such as WHO and its regional offices, UNICEF, UK Health Forum) at national and international levels as part of his advisory and consultancy work. He is and has been a member of several national committees on health policy, including three committees at the Royal College of Physicians, two committees at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and most recently to the Secretary of State for Transport's Honorary Medical Advisory Panel (by ministerial appointment). Before moving to Essex, Nikhil worked at the University of Liverpool, where he was Deputy Director of the Law & Non-Communicable Diseases Unit. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.