Nicola joined the NIHR Newcastle MIC in April 2023. Prior to this Nicola worked as a database manager for the Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit. Nicola has 10 years of experience in conducting clinical trials with a specialisation in data management and data sharing. She recently completed a mixed methods PhD on participants’ attitudes towards the sharing of trial/study data. Prior to this Nicola worked in public health informatics for an NHS trust, gaining a Masters of Public Health. Nicola’s interest is in study design and selection and application of appropriate methodologies. This includes questionnaire surveys and focus groups as well as evidence synthesis.