Area of Expertise
- Consumer Behavior
- Sustainable Consumption
Nicole completed her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Florida State University. Prior to joining Schulich, she held faculty appointments at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University), and the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. Nicole is a recurring visiting scholar at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Nicole aims to uncover novel psychological insights that can be harnessed to improve personal, societal, and environmental outcomes. Her research has been published in outlets such as Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Consumer Research.
2020 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Consumer Research
2020 ACR/Sheth Foundation Dissertation award (Winner; Advisor)
2021 SCP Dissertation Proposal Competition (Honorable Mention; Advisor)
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleBelief in the Implicit Social Contract Governs Pro-Environmental Behaviour RoleSole Investigator Award Amount$72,230.00 Year Awarded2020-2022 Granting AgencySSHRC Insight Development Grant Project TitleCash Costs You: The Pain of Holding RoleCo-investigator Award Amount$15,000.00 Year Awarded2019 Granting AgencyING Think Forward Initiative Short-Term Research Grant Project TitleDoes a Broken Heart Lead to an Endangered Planet? RoleSole Investigator Award Amount$10,000.00 Year Awarded2018 Granting AgencyUniversity of Melbourne, Faculty Research Grant Project TitleI am, Therefore I Buy: Low Self-Esteem and the Pursuit of Self-Verifying Consumption RoleCo-investigator Award Amount$4,000.00 Year Awarded2017, 2018 Granting AgencyUniversity of Melbourne, Revise & Resubmit Research Grant Project TitleMental Resets RoleSole Investigator Award Amount$20,000.00 Year Awarded2017 Granting AgencyUniversity of Melbourne, Faculty Research Grant, 2017 Project TitlePower and Narcissism RoleSole Investigator Award Amount$60,000.00 Year Awarded2006-2009 Granting AgencySSHRC Doctoral fellowship