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Timothy Nichol

Pro Vice Chancellor BUS

Faculty of Business and Law

Prof Nichol has a degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and joined academia after a professional accounting career with Coopers and Lybrand. He is a chartered accountant (ICAEW) , a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

He joined the Newcastle Business School in 1992 and held positions as an Associate Dean Undergraduate and Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in the Business School and in the Faculty of Business and Law. In 1997 was seconded to the British Government Know How Fund and worked in Kyiv as a Resident Advisor at the Ukrainian central bank as part of a multi-agency team advising on the implementation of banking reform measures In 2014 was appointed as Director, Northumbria London Campus and launched the new campus.

Prof Nichol joined Liverpool John Moores University in August 2015 as Dean, Liverpool Business School and was subsequently appointed Pro Vice Chancellor( Faculty of Business and Law)

External appointments include editorial and review responsibilities, a former Panel member for EFMD’s EPAS accreditation, non-executive directorship, school governorship and Trustee positions.


2022, University of York, United Kingdom, PhD, Management
1982, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, BA, Jurisprudence


Howorth C, Kemp M, Nichol T. 2023. Codes of Governance for Family Business Carney M, Dieleman M. De Gruyter Handbook for Business Families De Gruyter. Berlin DOI Publisher Url

Nichol TJ. 2011. Board Power Relations and the Impact of the UK's Combined Code on Corporate Governance Ali U, Gregoriou GN. International Corporate Governance After Sarbanes-Oxley John Wiley & Sons 9781118161128 DOI Publisher Url

Nichol T. Corporate Governance Howorth C, Discua Cruz A. Elgar Encyclopedia of Family Business DOI Publisher Url

Journal article

Wang T, Qu Z, Yang Z, Nichol T, Clarke G, Ge Y. 2020. Climate Change Research on Transportation Systems: Climate Risks, Adaptation and Planning Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 88 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wang T, Qu Z, Yang Z, Nichol T, Dimitriu D, Clarke G, Bowde D, Lee P. 2020. Impact analysis of climate change on rail systems for adaptation planning: A UK case Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 83 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wang T, Qu Z, Yang Z, Nichol T, Dimitriu D, Clarke G, Bowden D. 2019. How can the UK road system be adapted to the impacts posed by climate change? By creating a climate adaptation framework Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Adegbite E, Shrives P, Nichol T. 2011. Title of manuscript: The role of government in corporate governance: Perspectives from the UK Corporate Ownership and Control, 9 :283-293 DOI Publisher Url

Conference publication

Wang T, Qu Z, Nichol T, Yang Z, Dimitriu D, Clarke G, Bowden D. 2018. Impacts of climate change on rail systems: A new climate risk analysis model Haugen S, Barros A, VanGulijk C, Kongsvik T, Vinnem JE. SAFETY AND RELIABILITY - SAFE SOCIETIES IN A CHANGING WORLD, 28th Annual International European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL) :2771-2779 Author Url

Wang T, Qu Z, Yang Z, Nichol T, Dimitrio D, Clarke G, Bowden D. How Can the UK Road System be Adapted to the Impacts Posed by Climate Change? By Creating a Climate Adaptation Framework PROLOG 2018 conference

Other invited event:

Newcastle University Faculty of humanities Education Development Day, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK, Gen AI and the Student Experience: Presentation and discussion. 2024

Guest Lecture, Galatasaray University, Turkey, Decision Making in Family Owned Companies. 2021

Guest Lecture, Galatasaray University, Turkey, The Economic Impact of Brexit. 2020

Liverpool City Council: Employment and Skills Committee, Liverpool Town Hall, Presentation of the role of the Liverpool Business School in the city region. 2019

Roundtable Discussion on Leadership and Managament Skills, Liverpool Combined Authority, Chair. 2018

Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce/ IoD: Economic Business Breakfast, Merseyrail, Liverpool, Panel member for discussion titled 'Is Education helping or hindering business growth?'. 2016

Conference presentation:

Engaging with local and small business, Chartered Association of Business Schools : PMAC, Online, Presentation and Panel discussion. 2024

The impact of AI on Assessment, UNIwise/JISC Campfire Session, On-line, Presentation and round table discussion. 2024

Generative AI: Student Experience Perspective, Education Stratgy Forum, Cirencester, UK, Oral presentation. 2024

What is clinical practice, Global Symposium on Student Led Business Clinics, On-line, Discussion Track Chair. 2024

Industry 4.0: The potential skills deficit across Indo-Pacific, Horasis India Meeting 2023, Adelaide, Australia, Panel Member. 2023

Financial Sustainability in Business Schools, Chartered Association of Business Schools, London, UK, Oral presentation. 2023

The role of senior academic leaders in shaping the next generation of female leaders, Global Women Leadership Summit, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2023

The Granting of Leadership, Horasis Global Meeting, Virtual Conference, Panel Chair. 2022

The puzzle of new urbanisation, Horasis USA Meeting, Virtual Conference, Panel Chair. 2022

Global Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in Global Higher Education, Global University President Forum 2021, Virtual, Oral presentation. 2021

Innovation post Covid, Horasis India Meeting, Online Conference, Oral presentation. 2021

Test Results of UK Pilot Events Programme, Institute of Event Management: Online Webinar, ACC, Liverpool, Webinar Chair. 2021

The Economic Impact of Brexit, Guest Lecture, Galatasaray University, Turkey, Oral presentation. 2020

HR in a new Age, Horasis General Meeting, Virtual Meeting, Oral presentation. 2020

Thought Leadership in Events Management, Institute of Event Management Conference, Virtual : UK, Oral presentation. 2020

Embracing Innovation, Chinese Students and Scholars Association UK/ASOSAUK/CAMOT, Virtual, Oral presentation. 2020

Urbanization and Smart Cities, Horasis China Meeting, Law Vegas, Oral presentation. 2019

Innovating Globally, Horasis Global Meeting, Cascais, Portugal, Oral presentation. 2019

e-commerce expnsion, Horasis China Meeting, Kiev, Ukraine, Oral presentation. 2018

Creativity in the Unkown, Horasis Global Meetuing, Cascais, Oral presentation. 2018

Educating for a New Age, Horasis China Meeting, Sheffield, UK, Oral presentation. 2017

The future of Work, Horasis Global Meeting, Portugal, Other. 2017

A view from the Top, Chartereed Business Schools Association: Leaders in Learning and Teaching, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oral presentation. 2017

Innovative work-based degrees in Business: experience from the UK, Annula EFMD Management Education Conference, Madrid, Oral presentation. 2016

What's wrong with business education, European Association for International Education, Liverpool, Round Table Discussion. 2016

Corporate Governance and governance interventions: Evidence form the USA, UK, Russia and Malayasia, Northumbria Reserach Conference, Northumbria University, Oral presentation. 2016

Auditor Independence: The Impact of Director's Shareholdings, British Accounting Association NAG Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds., Oral presentation. 2016

Leading the Accreditation Challenge, CABS : Leaders in Learning and Teaching Programme, Manchester Metroploitan University, Oral presentation. 2016

Standard 8 and Assurance of Learning, AACSB Accreditation Seminar, Bournemouth University, Oral presentation. 2015

Linking relevance and International Perspectives: Offering home student workplace learning opportunities abroad, EPAS Advisory Semiminar, EFMD, Brussels, Oral presentation. 2010

Student Mobility to and From the UK, Nice Network Conference, Universities Degli Studi di Genoa, Italy, Oral presentation. 2010

Governance and the role of non-executive directors, Institutte of Directors Briefing, Newcastle, Oral presentation. 2009

Working with Parents, Decision at 18 2009, Lancaster University, UK, Oral presentation. 2009

Institutional Change in Russian Corporate Governance: AnaAnalysis of Corporate Disputes, International Conference on Corporate Governance Research, Royal Holloway, University of London, Oral presentation. 2007

Institutional Change in Russian Corporate Governance: An Analysis of Corporate Disputes, The Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference, Cardiff, Poster presentation. 2007

The Impact of Bologna and Tuning on Programme Design, Annual International Science and Methodology Conference, The Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federatiopn, Moscow, Oral presentation. 2007

The changing business model for Universities in the UK, International Summer School, Erfurt Applied Sciences University, Germany, Oral presentation. 2005

Refrom in Ukrainian Financial Reporting, Annual Conference of the Anglo-Ukrainian Accounting Association, Kiev, Oral presentation. 1995

Tax Treatment of Payments made on the Termination of Employment, Chartered Institute of Taxation Conference, Newcastle, Oral presentation. 1995

Media Coverage:

Global Visionary Woman Magazine: Article based on an interview discussing female empowerment and leadership 2024

itsliverpool First Take : Timothy J Nichol

Liverpool Business Post: A Coffee with ...Tim Nichol : 2018

Press Article : Reducing the Three Months Gap. UK Guide to Skills and Learning , 2007

Press Article: Top Tips for Clearing., August 2008

The best things you haven't seen in Liverpool - Yet. Article - My kind of Culture. Invest Liverpool

Times Higher Education 8 September 2016. Interviewed for article entitled Business schools at risk of 'operating in a vacuum'

External committees:

Education Practice Awards 2021, British Academy of Management, Judge. 2021

Trustee Committee, Liverpool Commonwealth Association, Trustee. 2021

Education Practice Awards 2020, British Academy of Management, Judge. 2020

Access to Justice Steering Group, Liverpool City Council/Law Society/Liverpool University, Board Member. 2019

Education Practice Award 2019, British Academy of Management, Judge. 2019

Professional Services Board, Liverpool Enterprise Partnership, Member. 2018

Citywide Strategy Group for Fairness and Tackling Poverty, Liverpool Council/Anglican Church, Member. 2018

Digital and Creative Board, Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Board Member. 2016

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts. 2018

Fellow, Chartered Management Institute. 2016

Academic Member, European Corporate Governance Institute. 2003

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation. 1995

Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 1985

Industrial connections:

UK Know How Fund, Accounting Reform in Polish Universities. 2016

Justships Limited, Non Executive Director. 2012

Justships Limited, Non-Executive Director. 2012

DFID, National Bank Accounting Reform : Resident Advisor. 1997

UK Know How Fund, Accounting Reform : Central Bank Accounting Reform. 1996

UK Know How Fund, Accounting Reform : HE Syllabus Design. 1994

UK Know How Fund, Ukrainian Accounting Reform : University Sector. 1994

Editorial boards:

Business, Management and Education, Reviewer. 2016

European Journal of Economics and Management, Reviewer. 2014

Conference organisation:

European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, Conference Programme Committee member. 2007

Teaching qualification:

SEDA accreditation. 1994

Other Professional Activity:

Chair: King Edward VI Foundation.

Deputy Chair of Governors, Liverpool College.

European Foundation for Management: Panel member for the EPAS accreditation system.

Treasurer : Liverpool College PTA.