Nicole Woods

Faculty Member

Accepting Students


I am currently a Scientist at The Wilson Centre, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. I completed my PhD in cognitive psychology with a primary interest in categorization and human memory. My research focus over the last ten years has been understanding the integration of basic and clinical sciences in clinical reasoning. I use theories from cognitive psychology to understand the mental processes and structures that underpin expertise across the health professions.

Other Affiliations

  • Scientist & Associate Director of Operations/UHN, The Wilson Centre
  • Director, The Institute for Education Research (TIER) @ UHN
  • Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Victoria Boyd

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis: Towards collaborative education and practice: Exploring the impacts of teaching for critically reflective practice through dialogue

Supervisors: Nicole Woods, Stella Ng

Nathan Cupido

Nathan Cupido

PhD Graduate Student

Thesis: Intersections between professional identity and expertise in health professionals’ responses to ambiguity, novelty, and complexity