Nic Vine

Nic Vine BSc Hons

Visiting Lecturer

After 40 years in business, Nic Vine started giving Guest Lecturers and providing Mentoring at the University of Greenwich in 2014, and became a part-time member of staff in the 2015-16 academic year. He lectures and tutors in the subject areas of change & project management, personal development and employability. Nic combines his University work with writing in these fields, and pro bono use of his skills & experience in the social enterprise and health sectors.

Prior to the academic work, Nic started in industrial process control back in the 1970's, after a physics & computing degree at Bristol. This led, through a software company start-up, to applying similar disciplines to market data services in City dealing rooms in the 80's. This in turn led to a directorship in a quantitative hedge fund in the 90's, running 24-hour model-driven trading systems. He has been a freelance project, process, programme and change manager for the last 20 years across many industries including financial services, aviation and pharmaceuticals in companies such as Reuters, British Airways, Norgine Pharmaceutical and London Metal Exchange.

Responsibilities within the university

Responsibilities within the university:

  • Developer, Course Instructor & Tutor for Discover Project Management (L4 in SMS)
  • Tutor for Planning & Project Management (L5 in SMS)
  • Member of development & delivery team for the Degree Apprenticeship in Management (L4-6 in Faculty of Business)
  • Lectures and workshops on aspects of employability and managing change
  • Previously: teaching PPD3, personal tutoring, MBA mentoring


  • Fellow of the RSA and Lead for their Greenwich Network
  • Public Contributor on an NIHR research assessment panel
  • Patient Champion at the National Osteoporosis Society
  • Public Contributor on the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group
  • Member of the BCS

Research / Scholarly interests

Nic's research interests are in the strategy of change and how this is facilitated through incentive and trust management.

Recent publications

Compston, J et al (2017) 'UK Clinical Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis' Archives of Osteoporosis, Volume 12, Article 43

Vine, N (2016) How Can We Make This Happen? Successful Change Through Incentives and Trust. London: Trenchant Books.


Oct 2016: Business School 'Big Picture' public lecture on managing change across society's current challenges from climate change to social media.