She is a HEE/NIHR Senior Clinical Academic Lecturer, working between the School of Health Sciences at Surrey University and St Christopher’s Hospice, London and is currently researching the specific end of life needs and optimal community service response for older people with severe frailty.
She is passionate in her belief that everyone should have access to the best care and support in the final years of their life. She has a long-held interest in the experiences and palliative care needs of older people and their families and is co-lead in End of Life Care for the British Geriatrics Society.
Caroline studies the experiences and care of older people living with complex needs across care settings, to develop interventions which equally value quality of life with quantity of years in old age.
She has a long-held interest in the experience of older people living with frailty, and their capabilities as well as their current and future vulnerabilities. Her work also includes the development of care services and a workforce that can recognise, facilitate and enhance the processes and outcomes of high-quality palliative and supportive care.
Caroline is committed to building the next generation of clinical academics and is an NIHR Nurse Training Advocate.