Imperial College London

Dr Martine Nurek

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Associate



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504Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





The aim of Martine’s research is to understand and improve doctors’ decision making. She investigates the cognitive biases that can lead to misdiagnosis and mismanagement of patients, and whether “decision support” (AI-based decision aids) can mitigate these. She is also interested in how patients respond to the use of such tools during the consultation.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Nurek M, Kostopoulou O, 2023, How the UK public views the use of diagnostic decision aids by physicians: a vignette-based experiment, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Vol:30, ISSN:1067-5027, Pages:888-898

Nurek M, Hay AD, Kostopoulou O, 2023, Online experiment comparing GPs’ antibiotic prescribing decisions to a clinical prediction rule, British Journal of General Practice, Vol:73, ISSN:0960-1643, Pages:e176-e185

Kourtidis P, Nurek M, Delaney B, et al., 2022, Influences of early diagnostic suggestions on clinical reasoning, Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, Vol:7, ISSN:2365-7464

Delaney BC, Rayner C, Freyer A, et al., 2022, Recommendations for the recognition, diagnosis, and management of long COVID response, British Journal of General Practice, Vol:72, ISSN:0960-1643, Pages:259-260

Nurek M, Rayner C, Freyer A, et al., 2021, Recommendations for the recognition, diagnosis, and management of long COVID: a Delphi study, British Journal of General Practice, Vol:71, ISSN:0960-1643, Pages:E815-E825

Kostopoulou O, Nurek M, Delaney B, 2020, Disentangling the relationship between physician and organizational performance: a signal detection approach, Medical Decision Making, Vol:40, ISSN:0272-989X, Pages:746-755

Nurek M, Delaney BC, Kostopoulou O, 2020, Risk assessment and antibiotic prescribing decisions in children presenting to UK primary care with cough: a vignette study, Bmj Open, Vol:10, ISSN:2044-6055

Kostopoulou O, Nurek M, Cantarella S, et al., 2019, Referral decision making of General Practitioners: a signal detection study, Medical Decision Making, Vol:39, ISSN:0272-989X, Pages:21-31

Nurek M, Kostopoulou O, 2016, What You Find Depends on How You Measure It: Reactivity of Response Scales Measuring Predecisional Information Distortion in Medical Diagnosis, PLOS One, Vol:11, ISSN:1932-6203

Nurek M, Kostopoulou O, Delaney BC, et al., 2015, Reducing diagnostic errors in primary care. A systematic meta-review of computerized diagnostic decision support systems by the LINNEAUS collaboration on patient safety in primary care, European Journal of General Practice, Vol:21, ISSN:1751-1402, Pages:8-13

Nurek M, Kostopoulou O, Hagmayer Y, 2014, Predecisional information distortion in physicians’ diagnostic judgments: Strengthening a leading hypothesis or weakening its competitor?, Judgment and Decision Making, Vol:9, ISSN:1930-2975, Pages:572-585

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