Nicola has contributed to successful grant applications and academic publications on the outcomes of adopted and donor-conceived children, and in 2017 was awarded a PhD in psychology from the University of Warwick. Nicola’s skills and interests include qualitative data analysis, conducting focus groups/interviews, performing literature reviews, and project management.
Previously, Nicola worked as a Senior Project Manager where she was responsible for managing several large research trials throughout Europe and America. Nicola started working for the Dartington Social Research Unit in 2014 on a project designed to prevent young people from entering the criminal justice system.
Currently, Nicola freelances as a Project Manager on a national research trial that aims to explore the intricacies of child development and school readiness.
Nicola is the Chair of a charity that supports children living in a ‘garbage’ village in Cairo and voluntarily raises funds to provide education and play outlets for children living there.