Nicola is a chartered clinical psychologist and worked in the NHS for 25 years. She joined the stroke team at Salford Royal Hospital in 1996. She contributed to the Royal College of Physician's National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke (2012) and was the British Psychological Society's rep on the UK Stroke Forum. 

She is also the treasurer for the organisation for psychological research in Stroke and wrote: "The Hidden side of Stroke" training programme, which is currently being rolled out as part of nurse training nationally. 

Nicola passionately believes in long-term support for people with brain injury and was delighted to be asked to become a trustee with BASIC. Nicola offers sessions for BASIC clients.