Dr Nichola Carolyn Wilson

MBChB, FRACS

Biography

Nichola is an orthopaedic surgeon working at Starship Children's Health, Auckland District Health Board, as well as a senior lecturer in the Department of Surgery. She completed her medical degree at Auckland University then her orthopaedic training in New Zealand, followed by a year long Fellowship at Starship in Paediatric Orthopaedics. In 2012, she was awarded an HRC clinical training fellowship to undertake her PhD while working as a consultant at Starship. Nichola completed her PhD in 2017. In addition in 2016  Nichola completed a second paediatric orthopaedic fellowship at AlderHey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Nichola's clinical and research interests are paediatric orthopaedics, gait differences and neuromuscular disorders including cerebral palsy.

Beyond work Nichola enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, as well as reading, cycling and skiing.

Research | Current

Current publications

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Fellow - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Member - New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

Member - Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Choisne, J., Handsfield, G., Signal, N., Taylor, D., Wilson, N., Stott, N., & Besier, T. (2017). A data-driven model to classify gait pattern in children with cerebral palsy. Paper presented at ISB XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane, Australia. 23 July - 27 July 2017. XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics Abstract Book.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Julie Choisne, Geoffrey Handsfield, Ngaire Stott, Thor Besier
  • Choisne, J., Handsfield, G., Signal, N., Taylor, D., Wilson, N., Stott, S., & Besier, T. (2016). Data-driven model to improve decision-making in AFO prescription and design for children with cerebral palsy: A preliminary study. Paper presented at ABC10: 10th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 4 December - 6 December 2016.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Julie Choisne, Geoffrey Handsfield, Ngaire Stott, Thor Besier
  • Wilson, N. C., Mudge, S., & Stott, N. S. (2016). Variability of total step activity in children with cerebral palsy: influence of definition of a day on participant retention within the study. BMC Research Notes, 910.1186/s13104-016-2218-9
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33819
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ngaire Stott
  • Wilson, N., Mudge, S., & Stott, N. (2016). Influence of the definition of a day on repeatability and inclusion of participants using the StepWatch Activity Monitor. Paper presented at 8th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Adelaide, Australia. 30 March - 2 April 2016. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology: Abstracts of the 8th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ngaire Stott
  • Wilson, N., & Stott, N. (2016). Intensity of activity in children with cerebral palsy. Paper presented at 8th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Adelaide, Australia. 30 March - 2 April 2016. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology: Abstracts of the 8th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ngaire Stott
  • Wilson, N., Mackey, A., Donovan, J., & Stott, S. (2015). Short term outcomes after lower limb surgery for cerebral palsy. Paper presented at APOS 2015: The Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. 22 August - 23 August 2015.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ngaire Stott
  • Wilson, N. C., Signal, N., Naude, Y., Taylor, D., & Stott, N. S. (2015). Gait deviation index correlates with daily step activity in children with cerebral palsy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96 (10), 1924-1927. 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.05.024
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ngaire Stott
  • Wilson, N. C., Signal, N., Naude, Y., Taylor, D., & Stott, N. S. (2015). Gait Deviation Index Correlates With Daily Step Activity in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 96 (10), 1924-1927. 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.05.024
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ngaire Stott

Contact details

Primary office location

AUCKLAND HOSPITAL - Bldg 599
Level 12, Room 12085B
2 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand