Lings, Ian Nicholas was born in November 1964 in United Kingdom.
Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry with Honours, Nottingham Trent University, England, 1988. Master of Business Administration, Aston University, Birmingham, England, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy, Aston University, Birmingham, England, 2000.
Lecturer to senior lecturer marketing Aston University, 1995—2004. Senior lecturer marketing University of Technology Sydney, 2004—2008. Associate professor marketing Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, since 2008.