Sarah Nicholson

Sarah Nicholson

Sarah has a first class honours degree in Psychology from the University of Bath and is in the process of completing her MSc in Mental Health Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, King’s College London. She has significant experience in Adult Social Care, with a particular focus on mental health. Her work has involved research, facilitation, quality improvement initiatives, and the design and delivery of a range of interventions, including via virtual reality. 


She has co-authored many academic papers, on subjects such as research on virtual reality interventions for young adults during Covid-19, a virtual reality clinic for acute and crisis mental health service users, videocall-based creativity workshops for acute and crisis mental health staff, Team Case Formulation as an intervention for acute psychiatric inpatient violence and aggression, and videoconference-DBT as an intervention for Covid-19-related stress reduction among psychiatric staff.


Sarah has a particular interest in neurodiversity, and has worked in an NHS Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment and Transforming Care Team.


At Nicholson McBride Change, she is largely focused in the Local Government sector, where she has been involved in a range of initiatives.