Nicola joined the Bradford Institute for Health Research as a research fellow within the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation in December 2014. Whilst working as a research fellow, she worked on the LoTS-2-Care research project, which aimed to develop and test a long-term integrated stroke care strategy focused on improving the quality of life of stroke survivors and their carers. She also worked on the a-MCI project, which investigated the use of screening tools to aid the identification of amnestic mild cognitive impairment.
Nicola graduated from Keele University with a Dual Honours BSc Degree in Human Biology and Psychology. She then went on to complete a Master of Science degree (MSc) at Keele University in 2013, in ‘Clinical Psychological Research’, graduating with a distinction.
In October 2015, Nicola started studying for a full-time PhD at the University of Leeds, after being awarded a 110 Anniversary Scholarship in March 2015. Her PhD is exploring sedentary behaviour in stroke patients, with particular interest in severe stroke patients at home.