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Professional background and current research
Caroline joined King's in 2013 from St George’s, University of London. Caroline has experience of health and social care research and has varied interests including older people and care homes; interprofessional working; adult safeguarding; gambling-related harm; and professional migration.
Caroline is currently working on three projects. The first is a DH-funded study examining the background of Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP). The second is a DH-funded study about the role of Personal Assistants. The third is a study about adults at risk and gambling-related harm.
Caroline has recently completed a DH funded investigation into whether individuals are hindering safeguarding investigations and how this is dealt with in practice; a study examining handovers at shift change over for older people in care homes; an NIHR School for Social Care Research funded project comparing the costs and benefits of different models of adult safeguarding; and a DH funded project developing an adult safeguarding outcome measure (survey) for use in the Adult Social Care Outcome Framework (ASCOF);.
While working at St George’s in the Joint Faculty of Health and Social Care, Caroline was involved in projects on a variety of topics including EVIDEM-C, a large study exploring dementia care in the community, evaluations of interprofessional education initiatives; and, a study of service users’ experiences of hospital discharge.
Previously to this, studies 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 and teachers, as well as an ESRC-funded longitudinal study of newly qualified nurses’ workplace learning. Caroline has also carried out work on British nurses working in the EU.
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.
Caroline was made Research Fellow in summer 2015.
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