Nicole Woods

PhD (McMaster University)


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 Affliations

  • Scientist & Associate Director of Operations/UHN, The Wilson Centre
  • Senior Director, Education & Research Integration & Scientific Director, Research Institute for Healthcare Education
  • Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine