Nicky joined MCCC in 2016 as a Training Support Officer. In this role, over time, she has a developed a deeper comprehension of the life cycle of a registrar and aspects of registrar assessment and progression. A former teacher, Nicky built on her education background through the completion of a Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education in 2017 and becoming a member of Journal Club. It was through this interest in research and health education that she became involved in her first research project – a collaborative action research project involving three RTOs (EVGPT, GPTT and MCCC) titled, ‘The evidence-base, collaborative action research, and a real-time experience’. Nicky was one of four workshop presenters at GPTEC in 2017 sharing findings from this research.
In 2018 she accepted the role of Research Assistant in an RACGP ERG, ‘Supervision of High Risk Early Consultations’. Nicky is co-author on three journal articles written; one is under review and one published: Gerard Ingham, Kayty Plastow, Rebecca Kippen & Nicky White (2019) Tell me if there is a problem: safety in early general practice training, Education for Primary Care, 30:4, 212-219, DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2019.1610078. Nicky presented on a specific feature of this research at GPTEC 2019.
In her more recent role as Research Support Officer, Nicky is involved in many aspects of the MCCC Research Unit, providing support to members of the unit and the MCCC Research Committee, assisting with the creation and maintenance of processes and documents to support the MCCC Research Strategic Plan.