Keith Nicholson - Liverpool John Moores
Members of ATSiP were deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of our colleague Keith Nicholson who passed away in early June 2009 after a short illness.
He was our local conference organiser in Liverpool 2008 and will be missed by many. The tributes below capture the feelings of many who knew him.
I have very nice warm memories of camaraderie
with Keith at previous conferences we attended together during the last
five years. In 2008, he kindly hosted the Association of Technical Staff
in Psychology (ATSIP) annual conference at his University at Liverpool
John Moores. The build up to that event meant we were having email exchanging
almost hourly as the time came to welcome us all to the Liverpool City
of Culture. He was very methodical in his work and really great company
as he would have many a tall story to tell (I think most were even true!!).
He gave us a great tour of the Liverpool pub scene taking us to the many
famous and trendy bars and also the architectural side of the city which
I was glad to be informed about (Western Rooms, The Cathedrals, the dockside,
St George's Hall, etc). Nothing fazed Keith, nothing at all, even when
he joked on the phone about his Big C he said he would give the ****ard
something to think about!
Keith did a great job on the Liverpool conference - the
conference dinner really set the bar for future conferences. What I remember
most about Keith was his warmth, kindess, love of live and his concern
for others, but most of all his laughter and his great sense of humour!!