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Nick Aplin (born 7 March 1952) is a Senior Lecturer at the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group (PESS) at the National Institute of Education (NIE). Nick Aplin is the Head of Olympic Studies at the Singapore Olympic Academy,
In 1971 he studied at Loughborough College for his degree in physical education (PE). He graduated in 1976.
In 1984 Nick Aplin studied a Masters degree at Loughborough. In late 1985 he became a lecturer at the College of Physical Education in SIngapore. He completed a PhD in 1999.
Nick Aplin's first book, To the Finishing Line, was published in 2002. It was a set of biographical impressions of the first three Singaporean women Olympians: Tang Pui Wah, Mary Klass and Janet Jesudason. In 2009 he published Perspectives on Physical Education and Sports Science in Singapore. Alongside Tibor Károlyi, Aplin wrote a series of chess books. Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov was Guardian's Chess Book of the Year in 2007.
- Aplin, Nick (2002). To The Finishing Line. Singapore National Printers. ISBN 981-248-000-5.
- Aplin, Nick; Waters, David; Wee-Leong May Lai (2005). Singapore Olympians: The Complete Who's Who 1936-2004. Singapore National Olympic Council. ISBN 978-981-248-072-9.
- Károlyi, Tibor; Aplin, Nick (2007). Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1993-1998. Batsford. ISBN 978-0-7134-8994-1.
- Károlyi, Tibor; Aplin, Nick (2007). Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1999-2005. Batsford. ISBN 978-0-7134-8984-2.
- Károlyi, Tibor; Aplin, Nick (2007). Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-202-4.
- Károlyi, Tibor; Aplin, Nick (2009). Kasparov: How His Predecessors Misled Him About Chess. Batsford. ISBN 978-1-906388-26-3.
- Aplin, Nick, ed. (2009). Perspectives on Physical Education and Sports Science in Singapore: an Eye on the Youth Olympics 2010. McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN 978-007-128164-5.
- Károlyi, Tibor; Aplin, Nick (2009). Genius in the Background. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1-906552-37-4.
- "Nicholas Giles Aplin | National Institute of Education, Singapore (NIE)". www.nie.edu.sg. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
- Bennett, Ronan; Daniel King (1 September 2008). "Chess: Erenburg-Banusz, Budapest 2004. White to play". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
- Kavalek, Lubomir (4 January 2010). "Chess". The Washington Post. Retrieved 12 April 2011.