Nicole attained the ITEC human massage qualification in 1997, the Equinology Equine Body Worker ® certification in 1998 and the Equinology Master Equine Body Worker ® certification in 1999. She completed the Masters degree programme in Animal Manipulation from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic and University of Wales in the United Kingdom. Her MSc research focused on thermographic imaging in conjunction with equine veterinarians to aid their diagnostic procedures. Nicole is the President of Equinenergy Ltd. and Caninenergy Ltd., the United Kingdom divisions of Equinology,Inc. and Caninology,Inc. From 2003 to 2009 she was based in São Paulo, Brazil, working in direct liaison with veterinary clinics, focusing on complementary therapies for sports performance horses from novice to Olympic level. Nicole is currently undertaking a PhD at the McPhail Equine Performance Center/College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, investigating equine neck pain, pathology and dysfunction. Nicole regularly lectures at various universities and for professional associations including the South American Veterinary Conference in Rio de Janeiro in 2003 and 2004 and CESMAS (Norway) 2004. She travels to Europe and Brazil on a regular basis to teach some of the Equinology course modules and to work on her established clientele of sport horses. In her spare time she produces her own horses for dressage and showjumping competitions and she currently holds Brazilian state and national titles.