Nicole Scholes-Robertson

Patient partner, physiotherapist, and a 3rd Year PhD candidate, University of Sydney

Nicki is a patient partner, physiotherapist, and a 3rd Year PhD candidate at the Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney. In 2014, Nicki commenced peritoneal dialysis and was fortunate to receive a living donor kidney transplant from her brother in November that year. Her research focus is on access to dialysis and transplantation services for rural patients in Australia and for this she was awarded an NHMRC postgraduate scholarship. Nicki has given several invited presentations, including ASN 2020 regarding SONG-PD and at the Global Health Policy Forum at The World Congress of Nephrology 2019, on “Quality, Sustainability and Equity of Care: a patient’s perspective.” Nicki is the Consumer Editor of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant, a Steering Group member of the Standardised Outcomes in Nephrology (SONG-GN) and AKTN. Most recently she has been chosen as the Volunteer of the Year – Individual Award in the 2019 Hunter new England Health Awards, Armidale Citizen of the year 2021 and a Finalist in the NSW Regional Woman of the year awards.