Nicole Gwynne

Pronouns: She/her
  • Doctoral Researcher
Start date: October 2022
Primary supervisor: Dr Ian Taylor
Secondary supervisor(s): Dr Jennie Hancox / Professor Avril Drummond (University of Nottingham)

Nicole completed a BSc in Psychology in 2017 and went on to complete an MSc in Psychology by Research in 2019 at the University of Buckingham, focusing on aspects of research excellence in academia and its relationship with academics’ work life and pressures.

Having a strong interest in health and motivation, Nicole completed the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough in 2021. As part of the ESRC studentship, Nicole completed the MSc in Social Science Research (Sport and Exercise) in 2022, providing her with a wide range of knowledge and skills to pursue a career in academia.


Research Title: Enhancing Motivation and Adherence to Exercise Rehabilitation in Stroke Survivors.

A lack of adherence to exercise programmes in rehabilitation risks people’s recovery from stroke as well as the resources available within rehabilitation services. Nicole’s research aims to provide clinicians and patients with theoretically grounded motivational strategies to support patients’ recovery. This project will guide future research on the applicability of theoretical motivational principles in the context of stroke rehabilitation and aid theoretical development.

External Activities

  • Nicole’s research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership.