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Professional background and current research
Caroline joined the Unit in 2013. Caroline’s research interests include gambling-related harm; adult safeguarding; older people and care homes; interprofessional working; and professional migration.
Caroline is currently working on three projects. The first is a study about adults at risk and gambling-related harm. The second is a DH-funded study examining whether individuals are hindering safeguarding investigations in relation to community-dwelling adults and the range of safeguarding responses. The third study is examining handovers at shift change over for older people in care homes.
Caroline has recently completed an NIHR School for Social Care Research funded project comparing the costs and benefits of different models of adult safeguarding; a DH funded project developing an adult safeguarding outcome measure (survey) for use in the Adult Social Care Outcome Framework (ASCOF); and an evaluation of a care home quality improvement initiative.
Caroline is Joint Book Review Editor for Ageing and Society. She is Chair of the KCL Geography, Global Affairs, Social Science, Health and Medicine Research Ethics Panel. She is also a Healthwatch Representative at the Joint Meetings of Wandsworth Healthwatch and the Department of Adults Social Services.
Before taking this post, Caroline worked at St George’s, University of London in the Interprofessional Institute in the Joint Faculty of Health and Social Care. In this role, Caroline was involved in projects on a variety of topics including a study exploring older service users and people with mental health issues’ experiences of the introduction of personal budgets in Wandsworth; evaluations of interprofessional education initiatives; and, a study of service users’ experiences of hospital discharge.
Other projects Caroline has worked on include an EU-funded project about restructuring of health and education in Europe and the implications for the professional knowledge of nurses as well as an ESRC-funded longitudinal study on newly qualified nurses’ workplace learning.
Caroline was made Research Fellow in summer 2015.
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