Carol worked as a veterinary surgeon in small animal practice for 15 years, including 6 years as a partner. With 7 years’ experience of teaching in Further Education (veterinary nursing and animal care/management courses) and 13 years’ experience in Higher Education at the University of Liverpool, she completed her PG Certificate in Medical Education in 2006.
Following an MA in Medical Ethics and Law in 2012, she completed a PhD on informed consent in veterinary practice at the University of Birmingham in 2018. She is now a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Law at the University of Liverpool, extending the findings from her PhD to incorporate shared decision-making.
She has co-edited two books, one on ethics and law for veterinary nurses, and one on communication skills for veterinary practice.
Carol was co-founder of ONCORE alongside Jill Macdonald, and helped to build some of the learning materials. Since stepping away from the day-to-day running of ONCORE, she still helps out on some of our modules.