Professor Nick Drake obtained his BSc (Honours) in Environmental Science at Plymouth Polytechnic and Master of Applied Science in Geochemical Exploration from the University of New South Wales. From 1986 to 1992, he worked as a research fellow conducting remote sensing research at the Department of Geography, Reading University. During this time he completed a part-time PhD entitled ‘Mapping and monitoring of surface cover types and processes in southern Tunisia using remote sensing’.
Nick joined King’s Department of Geography in 1992, was made Reader in 2000 and a Professor in 2013. He has continued to develop his interests in theoretical and practical aspects of remote sensing while broadening his interests into geographical information systems and spatial modelling. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Arid Environments, Origini (Journal of Prehistory and Protohistory of Ancient Civilizations) and the Journal of Geology and Geosciences.