Dr Caroline Nicholson
Caroline is a Senior Clinical Lecturer working across the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London and St Christopher’s Hospice.
This unique partnership allows her to research and contribute to the strategic development and clinical management of supportive and end of life care services for older people living and dying with advanced frailty /multiple morbidities.
Caroline has worked in the NHS for over 30 years, both directly as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care, and more recently as a nurse academic. Her research programme focuses on the intersection between gerontological and end of life care, as well as the capacities and frailties of people living in late old age.
Caroline’s work aims to enhance the development of care systems that recognise, facilitate and promote dignified and supportive nursing care for older people and their families. She has recently completed a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Post- Doctoral Fellowship.
Within the Fellowship she developed and tested an intervention to incorporate the knowledge and expertise of friends/ family into the care of an older person with frailty admitted to hospital.