Portrait of Dr Dawn H Nicholson

Dr Dawn H Nicholson

Lecturer in Business/Organisational Psychology

About

Dawn is a lecturer in Business/Organisational Psychology, with over 28 years of organisational experience working in London in Financial and Professional services. Her research interests are concerned with the primary aspects of group/individual decision-making and performance and the factors which affect this.

Research interests

Dawn’s research focuses on intragroup dynamics; specifically how small groups process information and make decisions (The ‘Hidden Profile’) and the development and testing of interventions to improve group performance in these tasks. 

Dawn is also interested in researching the impact of individual differences amongst decision-makers, (e.g. need for cognitive closure) on decision outcomes (including in groups), as well as gender differences in decision-making. 

Teaching

Convenor and Lecturer:

  • SP311: Business Psychology: An Introduction 

Lecturer:

  • SP603: Groups In Action
  • SP817: Current Issues in Social & Applied Psychology (II)
  • SP863: Advanced Topics in Business Psychology 

Professional

Publications and conference presentations

  • Nicholson, D.H., Hopthrow, T. and Randsley de Moura, G. (2020), "Mental simulation and the individual preference effect", International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOTB-05-2020-0063
  • Nicholson, D.H. (Presenter), Hopthrow, T., Randsley de Moura, G., & Travaglino, G.A. (2019, July). Making Decisions Work: The Positive Effect of the Premortem. Paper presented at the Annual INGroup (Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research) Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Nicholson, D.H. (Presenter), Hopthrow, T., Randsley de Moura, G., & Travaglino, G.A. (2017, June). The Premortem and the Hidden Profile – a perfect pairing? Poster presented at the Centre For the Study of Group Processes (CSGP) and GPIR Anniversary Conference, Canterbury, England.
  • Nicholson, D.H. (Presenter), Hopthrow, T., Randsley de Moura, G., & Harper, J. (2017, January). Can The Premortem Solve the Hidden Profile? Poster presented at BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Section Annual Conference, Liverpool, England.
  • Nicholson, D.H. (Presenter), Hopthrow, T., Randsley de Moura, G., & Harper, J. (2016, July). Can The Premortem Solve the Hidden Profile? Poster presented at the Annual INGRoup (Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research) Conference, Helsinki, Finland. 

Grants and Awards

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