Nicola is a Registered Midwife and joined the Unit in 2012. Her focus is Women’s Health and Infant Feeding and Nutrition Research. She currently works in collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Stirling on The BABI Study. The focus of this research is to assess and develop breastfeeding interventions in Scotland.
Nicola is also a member of the University of Stirling, Maternal Health Behaviour Change Research Group and the Cochrane Collaboration. Nicola was awarded a Cameron Carnegie Award in 2016 to further her clinical academic career and began a Masters in Health Research at the University of Stirling. Previously, Nicola worked on the AnTIC Study. The AnTIC Study was a collaboration with NMAHP RU GCU and other UK Universities and Health Trusts. The AnTIC study was a multicentre randomised control trial assessing the benefits of prophylactic antibiotics to treat recurrent urinary tract infections.
Before joining the unit, Nicola worked as a Midwife for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and gained a BSc in Midwifery from the University of the West of Scotland in 2012.