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Dr Nicola White
Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department
Division of Psychiatry. UCL. 6th Floor. Wing B. Maple House. 149 Tottenham Court Road
Tel: 02076799057
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  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Marie Curie Palliative Care
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

Nicola White is a Research Fellow at UCL, currently working on several studies on prognostication within the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department.

She obtained a BSc (hons) 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. Whilst completing the MSc, she worked as a community support worker helping people with life limiting diseases in their homes. 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.

Research Summary

Nicola was first appointed to her academic post in 2011. She completed her PhD in 2017 which investigated how palliative care doctors recognise when someone is dying. She has worked on several research studies, including two multisite randomised controlled trials and has led an international group investigating prognostication in primary care. Nicola is currently supervising 2 PhD students within the Marie Curie Palliative Research Department.

She is interested in end of life care; specifically the recognition of the dying phase, prognostication, and end of life care for people with dementia. 

Teaching Summary

Nicola is currently a co-lead of the MSc module "Current research in dementia".

Academic Background
  BSc Hons Psychology  
  MSc Clinical psychology  
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