Nicole Sugden

Nicole Sugden
Charles Sturt University · School of Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy


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Dr Nicole Sugden is a lecturer in the School of Psychology at Charles Sturt University. Research interests include prospective memory, psychometrics, neuropsychological assessment, online learning and teaching. I use mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative), survey research, Rasch analyses, and factor analyses. I am currently working on projects relating to neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation, prospective memory, and online learning.


Publications (11)
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This research presents a mixed methods (qual-QUANT) approach to the evaluation of the intention to consume hemp foods in an Australian sample soon after its legalization, using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Structural equation modeling was used to evaluate items developed from semi-structured interviews, with a focus on the TPB factors; att...
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Prospective memory (PM), the ability to remember to complete intended tasks, is essential for successfully completing activities of daily living. PM impairments are common in people with neuropathology such as acquired brain injury and dementia. These PM impairments affect individuals’ capabilities in key aspects of daily living including their hea...
Objective: The NART-2 and WTAR are used to estimate premorbid intellectual functioning. There are concerns about their accuracy. Our aim was to develop models predicting WASI-II scores from the NART-2 and WTAR variables and evaluate their accuracy within an Australian sample. Method: The sample included 145 adults aged 18.91 to 70.64 years (M = 34....
There is growing demand for online learning activities that offer flexibility for students to study anywhere, anytime, as online students fit study around work and family commitments. We designed a series of online activities and evaluated how, where, and with what devices students used the activities, as well as their levels of engagement and deep...
There has been increased use of self-report prospective memory (PM) scales in recent years, despite uncertainty about their validity. This study reviewed how self-and informant-report PM questionnaires have been used in the assessment of PM. We evaluated relationships between self-report, informant-report, and performance-based PM measures, and the...
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Accurate prediction of premorbid functioning is important in neuropsychological assessment. We aimed to investigate the predictive accuracy of the TOPF and examine this word list at an item level against WASI-II scores, using Australian pronunciations. The sample of 219 healthy Australians were aged 18–82 years. Multiple regression analyses were us...
A team of psychology academics and learning experience designers collaborated to develop interactive online learning resources for two undergraduate psychology subjects; including, interactive topic mindmaps, scenario-based learning tutorials, and a series of interactive scenario games. A sequential mixed-methods approach was adopted to explore the...


Question (1)
Hi all,
My research team is investigating lurking behaviour on discussion forums in higher education settings (i.e., students that read but do not post on discussion forums). I was wondering whether anyone knows of any validated self-report scales that measure lurking behaviour or preferences for using discussion forums that we could use for our research? These wouldn't necessarily have to be higher education specific scales, but any type of lurking behaviour in online forums that could be adapted to higher education settings.
Thanks for your time


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Project (1)
Investigating the types of memory aids that are being used and factors that predict choice of memory aid