Nicolai’s current role is within the IMPROvED study, as the global midwife coordinator with responsibility for monitoring data in order to maintain consistency and high standards across all sites. Nicolai is responsible for the training of midwives and troubleshooting as the study progresses. She setts targets for recruitment and supports and advises all centres on how best to achieve these targets.
Nicolai is a graduate of University College Cork (UCC) in both general Nursing and Midwifery. She previously worked as a midwife in Cork University Maternity Hospital for a number of years. She has completed a research masters in the area of coagulation in pregnancy and is currently undertaking a PhD part-time within UCC. Nicolai has vast research experience and was the midwife coordinator of the SCOPE study in CUMH. Her research interests include high risk pregnancy, with a particular interest in VTE (Venous thromboembolism) and Diabetes in pregnancy.
2013-present Global Clinical Research Coordinator of IMPROvED study
2011-2013 Midwife Cork University Maternity Hospital
2007-2011 Research midwife coordinator of SCOPE study
2014- present PhD by research (PT) at University College Cork
2009-2011 MSc by research at University College Cork
2003-2005 HDip in Midwifery at University College Cork
2005-2006 B.Sc (hons) in Nursing at University College Cork
Society of Gynaecological investigations (SGI)
2010 Poster presented. “Cross Sectional Study to Identify Normal Ranges of D-Dimers in the First Trimester of Pregnancy”
2011 Poster presentation. “Establishing Reference Ranges for D-dimers in Normal Pregnancy”
2012 Poster presented. “Clinical Risk Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus”
British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS)
2010 Posters presented. “Cross Sectional study to identify normal ranges of D-Dimers in the first trimester of Pregnancy”
“A cross-sectional study comparing D-Dimer levels from first trimester to day two postpartum in low risk pregnancies”
Scored in the top five of all abstracts submitted by midwives.
Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
2011. Poster presented. “Cross Sectional Study to identify reference ranges for D-Dimers in pregnancy”
International Conference for Midwives (ICM)
2011 Oral presentation. “Cross Sectional Study to identify reference ranges for D-Dimers in pregnancy”
College of Medicine and Health, in conjunction with the INFANT Centre (Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research), annual Research day
2015 Poster presentation “Assessment of compliance with risk based screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus”