Visiting Professor in Magazine Journalism
Lindsay Nicholson originally studied astrophysics at university but turned down jobs in the defence industry to train as a journalist with Mirror Group Newspapers. She has been in the magazine business for 24 years, working as a sub-editor, writer and executive, achieving editorship of two of the must successful magazines in the country - Prima (where she launched Prima Baby and Your Home) and Good Housekeeping. She was editor of Good Housekeeping, read each month by an estimated 1.5 million women in the UK, for seven years.
She is now editorial director of The National Magazine Company and oversees 21 titles, including Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Esquire, Company and She.
She has held the chair of Women in Journalism and the British Society of Magazine Journalists, sits as magazine representative on the Press Complaints Commission and is chair of the editorial committee of the Periodicals Training Council, which accredits magazine programmes, including City's MA/PgDip in Magazine Journalism. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2004.She has numerous awards including Race in the Media (2005) for encouraging diversity and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Work-Life Balance Trust (2003). She was named Consumer Editor of the Year in 1999.
Living On the Seabed, her book of the illness and death of both her first husband, John Merrick and their daughter from leukaemia, was published in 2005.