Carol joined LSTM as a Senior Lecturer in 2020 and is situated within the Centre for Childbirth, Women’s and Newborn Health.
Prior to her appointment at LSTM, Carol was a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and Global Women’s Health at the University of Manchester. She has considerable teaching experience at undergraduate and post-graduate level. Her main teaching focus was around research methods and leading the dissertation unit. She also contributed to public health and intrapartum care units. She has supervised a number of masters’ and PhD students to completion, covering a variety of topics.
Carol registered as a midwife in 1991 and after gaining considerable clinical and research experience completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Manchester.
Carol’s research focus is on global women’s health.
She has worked as a co-applicant on several projects with the Lugina Africa Midwives Research Network (LAMRN) in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Projects undertaken with partner countries in LAMRN include developing the research capacity of midwives and other health professionals in sub-Saharan Africa, along with supporting midwives to implement and embed clinical audit into practice. As part of this work, she has supported individuals to develop and run small research projects.
Currently Carol is a co-applicant on the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Stillbirth Prevention and Management in sub-Saharan Africa. Working with LAMRN partners, she currently leads a workstream focussing on developing interventions to improve communication following stillbirth and early neonatal death. Carol is very committed to developing Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) in LMICs.
As part of the NIHR Global Health Research Group she led the successful development and integration of CEI groups across the six countries and now, along with CEI members, provides support to other researchers wishing to develop CEI.
Carol also has expertise in monitoring and evaluation, leading this on a number of projects. Carol has experience in a wide range of research methodologies and methods; including, systematic and realist reviews, mixed-methods, quantitative research (RCTs, cohort studies) and qualitative research, with a particular focus on phenomenology.
Carol is a supervisor for dissertation students completing the masters programme.
Other relevant expertise, professional memberships, awards
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Registered Midwife Member of Royal College of Midwives