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Scholarly Biography

Caroline is the Course leader for the Pgcert Transforming practice for health professionals through education PgCert.  Caroline has been a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences for a number of years. Since 2017, she has been leading the curriculum development strand for the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice (CRSJ) Centre of Resilience for Social Justice led by Professor Angie Hart Angie Hart. She takes an active role in building resilience within curriculum design in various curriculum within the SHS, and supporting others to teach from the research base across the wider University through the CRSJ open meetings.

Caroline’s expertise is in supporting health care professionals’ resilience in difficult times, and particularly during role transitions across the career trajectory.  Caroline also provides evidence based resilience teaching in the undergraduate and continuing professional development curriculum, through internal forums and seminar series. More widely, her expertise in role and workforce resilience is shared through webinars, key note conference and workshop presentations. She was recently awarded a Centre for Learning and Teaching grant to develop a resilience building initiative in curriculum design for a large pre-registration Nursing programme (2018). Her Recognition of Educational Quality advisor role enables her to apply her resilience knowledge to support the attainment of academic credit for various resilience based training programmes.

She teaches predominantly at postgraduate level, and enjoys leading on various educational modules that support practice learning.  In collaboration with practice partners and service users, she led the development of high quality simulations in 2011 which continues as a sustainable learning and teaching resource. She has also published on practice learning quality enhancement, The ripple effect


Research interests

Caroline’s research interests span role resilience and workforce development within the health care context. As well as resilience focused collaborative research, she has also presented her creative realist methods and received positive feedback from leaders in the field of realist evaluation. Her current doctoral thesis aims to create an evidence based resilience model that contributes to role resilience during professional transitions. This research has contributed to a wider scale research project Imagine.   Over the past five years, Caroline has been fortunate to contribute as a member of expert advisory groups in resilience research.

She has been successful in gaining internal research grants and is passionate about promoting high quality learning through research Role resilience and Workforce development. and led a scoping exercise to evaluate resilience across the University curriculum through the CRSJ. She continues as a volunteer for Boingboing, a collaborative resilience research and practice development social enterprise.

She is part of a large group of PhD students working on resilience and inequalities that actively engage in group and peer supervision. She has collaborated within the PhD student strand researching resilience to create a learning resource for the CRSJ.  

Key words: Resilience, workforce sustainability, collaborative research, realist evaluation, practice learning, models of support, preceptorship and mentoring.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Sep 2005


Award Date: 1 Sep 1991



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