Carole qualified in 1993 with a BSc(Hons) Nursing/ RGN. After working in Intensive Care for 5 years Carole changed career path to become a Cardiology Research Sister. In 1999 Carole completed a masters degree in Nursing. Carole moved to Ireland in 2001 and since then has gained further research experience in various clinical settings and in the pharma industry as a Clinical Research Associate. Carole has worked across a broad range of therapeutic areas including respiratory, infectious disease, hepatology, oncology and ophthalmology. In 2012 Carole joined the RCSI Clinical Research Centre as a Senior Clinical Research Nurse an completed the level 9 post-graduate certificate in Nursing (Clinical Research) the following year. In 2015 Carole took on the newly established role of RCSI Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager. A position which involved responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining quality management systems to ensure that all investigator led clinical trials sponsored by RCSI were conducted in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and applicable regulatory requirements. In November 2018 Carole became the Project Manager for the Irish Research Nurses & Midwives Network (IRNM) workforce survey; ‘Count Me In’. Carole is currently working part-time as a Study Coordinator.
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Clinical Research Centre, Education & Research Centre, Smurfit Building, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9