Nick Parkinson

Nick Parkinson


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Nick is a consultant with extensive experience in public policy and education. He is a deep analytic thinker and has delivered insightful, rigorous advice in the public, private and non-for-profit sectors. He combines strong qualitative and quantitative skills with clear spoken and written communication. He is passionate about the transformative capabilities of co-design and data to create meaningful solutions to difficult problems

Influential work

  • Redesigned the hiring and onboarding processes at a mid-size education company looking to up-scale, leading to more efficient processes and a 30% increase in the firm’s size
  • Developed, coordinated and implemented student experience initiatives for the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Science, which informed important university-wide transformations
  • Analysed complex datasets for the Grattan Institute to determine strategic imperatives for improving teachers’ professional development
  • Proposed policy solutions to make aged care more accessible in a report that was awarded the Presiding Officers’ Prize by the Victorian Parliament
  • Collaborated on state-wide projects to increase sports participation across 161 Victorian schools.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Nick coordinated student experiences projects for the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne. He has extensive experience in the education sector, having taught in Victorian schools, at St. Mary’s College and overseas with the Spanish Government. His interest in education led him to volunteer with the Victorian Olympic Council’s Education Committee, the Victorian Certificate of Education Summer School and as education officer for the University of Melbourne Arts Students’ Society. He has also interned with the Grattan Institute and the Victorian Parliament.

Nick has a Bachelor of Arts (Spanish/politics and international studies) and a Diploma in Languages (Arabic). His writing has been published in Farrago, Above Water and Inkspot.

In his spare time...

Nick is an avid reader and active member of the University of Melbourne Athletics Club. In his downtime he plays piano and watches Spanish films.