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Dr Nicola White
Appointment
  • Research Associate
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

Nicola White is a Research Associate at UCL, currently working on the ORaClES study. 

Nicola obtained a BSc in Psychology from Staffordshire University in 2005. After completing this, Nicola worked in Boston, USA for three years working between a Care home for adults with complex needs and in a school for young adults who were transitioning to adult social services. She returned to the UK in 2009 and completed a MSc in the Foundations of Clinical Psychology at Bangor University. On finishing the MSc, Nicola worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust before being appointed at UCL as a Research Associate. Nicola completed her PhD in medical decision making at UCL in 2017.


Her research interests include prognostication, medical decision making, and end of life care for people with dementia. 

Research Summary

Nicola was first appointed to her academic post in 2011. She has worked on several research studies, including two randomised controlled trials. She is now part of an internationally recognised research team and is interested in end of life care; specifically the recognition of the dying phase and end of life care for people with dementia. 

Her total number of publications is 16. Her total number of peer-reviewed original research manuscripts is 9; 3 of which she was lead author. Two of her first author papers received national and international news interest; including front page of The Times newspaper and within the New York Times magazine. Her h-index is 6. 

Nicola is leading on a research collaboration with 5 European countries investigating the utility of the Surprise Question (a tool used to identify people who might be in the last 12 months of life and might benefit from palliative care input). 

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