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Publications: Prof Sandra Nicholson

Greatrix R, Nicholson S, Anderson S ( 2021 ) . Does the UKCAT predict performance in medical and dental school? A systematic review . BMJ Open vol. 11 , ( 1 ) e040128 - e040128 .
Alexander K, Nicholson S, Cleland J ( 2020 ) . "It's going to be hard you know…" Teachers' perceived role in widening access to medicine . Advances in Health Sciences Education
Zhou S, Carroll E, Nicholson S, Vize CJ ( 2020 ) . Blurred vision . BMJ (Clinical research ed.) vol. 368 , m569 - m569 .
Sabitova A, Sajun SZ, Nicholson S, Mosler F, Priebe S ( 2019 ) . Job morale of physicians in low-income and middle-income countries: A systematic literature review of qualitative studies . BMJ Open vol. 9 , ( 12 )
Alexander K, Cleland J, Nicholson S ( 2019 ) . Bridging the cultural divide? Exploring school pupils’ perceptions of medicine . Medical Education vol. 53 , ( 6 ) 571 - 583 .
Cleland J, Alexander K, Nicholson S ( 2018 ) . Widening access: Achieving equity in medical education . Selection and Recruitment in the Healthcare Professions: Research, Theory and Practice ,
Fielding S, Tiffin PA, Greatrix R, Lee AJ, Patterson F, Nicholson S, Cleland J ( 2018 ) . Do changing medical admissions practices in the UK impact on who is admitted? An interrupted time series analysis . BMJ Open vol. 8 , ( 10 ) e023274 - e023274 .
Dowell J, Cleland J, Fitzpatrick S, McManus C, Nicholson S, Oppé T, Petty-Saphon K, King OS et al. ( 2018 ) . The UK medical education database (UKMED) what is it? Why and how might you use it? . BMC Med Educ vol. 18 , ( 1 ) 6 - 14 .
Patterson F, Cousans F, Edwards H, Rosselli A, Nicholson S, Wright B ( 2017 ) . The Predictive Validity of a Text-Based Situational Judgment Test in Undergraduate Medical and Dental School Admissions . Acad Med vol. 92 , ( 9 ) 1250 - 1253 .
Patterson F, Knight A, Dowell J, Nicholson S, Cousans F, Cleland J ( 2017 ) . Response to Adam et al. regarding selection methods . Medical Education vol. 51 , ( 6 )
Alexander K, Fahey Palma T, Nicholson S, Cleland J ( 2017 ) . ‘Why not you?’ Discourses of widening access on UK medical school websites . Medical Education vol. 51 , ( 6 ) 598 - 611 .
Alexander K, Cleland J, Nicholson S ( 2017 ) . Let us not neglect the impact of organizational culture on increasing diversity within medical schools . Perspectives on Medical Education vol. 6 , ( 2 ) 65 - 67 .
Nicholson S, Cleland JA ( 2016 ) . "It's making contacts": notions of social capital and implications for widening access to medical education . Advances in Health Sciences Education
MacKenzie RK, Cleland JA, Ayansina D, Nicholson S ( 2016 ) . Does the UKCAT predict performance on exit from medical school? A national cohort study . BMJ Open vol. 6 , ( 10 ) e011313 - e011313 .
Nicholson S, Hastings AM, McKinley RK ( 2016 ) . Influences on students' career decisions concerning general practice: a focus group study . British Journal of General Practice vol. 66 , ( 651 ) e768 - e775 .
Lievens F, Patterson F, Corstjens J, Martin S, Nicholson S ( 2016 ) . Widening access in selection using situational judgement tests: evidence from the UKCAT . Medical Education vol. 50 , ( 6 ) 624 - 636 .
Patterson F, Knight A, Dowell J, Nicholson S, Cousans F, Cleland J ( 2016 ) . How effective are selection methods in medical education? A systematic review . Medical Education vol. 50 , ( 1 ) 36 - 60 .
Campbell J, Hobbs FDR, Irish B, Nicholson S, Pringle M, Reeve J, Rosentha J ( 2015 ) . UK academic general practice and primary care: Visible? Viable? Invaluable . The BMJ vol. 351 ,
Nicholson S, Cleland J ( 2015 ) . Reframing research on widening participation in medical education: Using theory to inform practice . Researching Medical Education ,
Nicholson S, Kelly M ( 2015 ) . Commentary . Education for Primary Care vol. 26 , ( 3 ) 146 - 147 .
Cleland JA, Nicholson S, Kelly N, Moffat M ( 2015 ) . Taking context seriously: Explaining widening access policy enactments in UK medical schools . Medical Education vol. 49 , ( 1 ) 25 - 35 .
Tiffin PA, McLachlan JC, Webster L, Nicholson S ( 2014 ) . Comparison of the sensitivity of the UKCAT and A Levels to sociodemographic characteristics: a national study . BMC MEDICAL EDUCATION vol. 14 , Article ARTN 7 ,
McManus IC, Dewberry C, Nicholson S, Dowell JS, Woolf K, Potts HWW ( 2013 ) . Construct-level predictive validity of educational attainment and intellectual aptitude tests in medical student selection: meta-regression of six UK longitudinal studies . BMC MEDICINE vol. 11 , Article ARTN 243 ,
McManus IC, Dewberry C, Nicholson S, Dowell JS ( 2013 ) . The UKCAT-12 study: educational attainment, aptitude test performance, demographic and socio-economic contextual factors as predictors of first year outcome in a cross-sectional collaborative study of 12 UK medical schools . BMC MEDICINE vol. 11 , Article ARTN 244 ,
Nicholson S, Cushing A ( 2013 ) . The importance of non-verbal behaviour: issues for selection, training and assessment . MEDICAL EDUCATION vol. 47 , ( 9 ) 858 - 860 .
Yasin SA, Ali AM, Tata M, Picker SR, Anderson GW, Latimer-Bowman E, Nicholson SL, Harkness W et al. ( 2013 ) . mTOR-dependent abnormalities in autophagy characterize human malformations of cortical development: evidence from focal cortical dysplasia and tuberous sclerosis . Acta Neuropathol vol. 126 , ( 2 ) 207 - 218 .
Turner R, Nicholson S ( 2011 ) . Can the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) select suitable candidates for interview? . MED EDUC vol. 45 , ( 10 ) 1041 - 1047 .
Turner R, Nicholson S ( 2011 ) . Reasons selectors give for accepting and rejecting medical applicants before interview . Med Educ vol. 45 , ( 3 ) 298 - 307 .
James D, Yates J, Nicholson S ( 2010 ) . In brief . Clinical Teacher vol. 7 , ( 2 ) 147 - 148 .
James D, Yates J, Nicholson S ( 2010 ) . Comparison of A level and UKCAT performance in students applying to UK medical and dental schools in 2006: cohort study . BRIT MED J vol. 340 , Article c478 ,
Nicholson S, Raval D ( 2009 ) . Professionalism: what it means to doctors today . BRIT J HOSP MED vol. 70 , ( 8 ) 470 - 474 .
Rutkowski S, Bueren AV, Gerber N, Clifford S, Ellison D, Grotzer M, Hartmann W, zur Mühlen A et al. ( 2009 ) . Improved Stratification of Standard Risk Medulloblastoma Patients by Clinical and Biological Prognostic Factors . Klinische Pädiatrie vol. 221 , ( 03 )
Nicholson S, Cook V, Naish J, Boursicot K ( 2008 ) . Feedback: Its importance in developing medical students'clinical practice . Clinical Teacher vol. 5 , ( 3 ) 163 - 166 .
Grime P, Williams S, Nicholson S ( 2006 ) . Medical students' evaluation of a teaching session in occupational medicine: the value of a workplace visit . OCCUP MED-OXFORD vol. 56 , ( 2 ) 110 - 114 .
Cook V, Nicholson S ( 2006 ) . How can GP teachers be supported to make good teaching even better? . Education for Primary Care vol. 17 , ( 1 ) 17 - 23 .
Nicholson S ( 2005 ) . Commentary: The benefits of aptitude testing for selecting medical students . BRIT MED J vol. 331 , ( 7516 ) 559 - 560 .
Nicholson S ( 2005 ) . The benefits of aptitude testing for selecting medical students . BMJ vol. 331 , ( 7516 ) 559 - 560 .
Kamali AW, Nicholson S, Wood DF ( 2005 ) . A model for widening access into medicine and dentistry: the SAMDA-BL project . Med Educ vol. 39 , ( 9 ) 918 - 925 .
Cook V, NICHOLSON S, Cason F, Carter Y ( 2005 ) . Maintaining the quality of community-based education: an evaluation of an innovative, centralised system for giving student feedback to undergraduate general practice tutors . Education for Primary Care vol. 16 , 184 - 191 .
Nicholson S, Rana-Masson S, Cushing A ( 2003 ) . Developing communication skills: A selected study module for first-year medical students using an educational constructivist approach . Education for Primary Care vol. 14 , ( 1 ) 44 - 50 .
Grime P, Williams S, Nicholson S ( 2003 ) . A new undergraduate teaching session in occupational medicine . Medical education vol. 37 , ( 11 ) 1033 - 1034 .
Nicholson S ( 2002 ) . 'So you row, do you? You don't look like a rower.' An account of medical students' experience of sexism . MED EDUC vol. 36 , ( 11 ) 1057 - 1063 .
Nicholson S, Osonnaya C, Carter YH, Savage W, Hennessy E, Collinson S ( 2001 ) . Designing a community-based fourth-year obstetrics and gynaecology module: an example of innovative curriculum development . MED EDUC vol. 35 , ( 4 ) 398 - 403 .
Nicholson S, Carter YH, Savage W, Collinson S ( 2000 ) . Let's talk about sex: A description of an interactive sexual history teaching session . Medical Teacher vol. 22 , ( 4 ) 412 - 414 .
Galloway MJ, Woods RS, Nicholson SL, Foggin JJ, Elliott L ( 1999 ) . An audit of waiting times in a haematology clinic before and after the introduction of point-of-care testing . Clinical and Laboratory Haematology vol. 21 , ( 3 ) 201 - 206 .