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Leads a programme of research on gender and health funded at the Medical Research Council’s Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at Glasgow University. She did her undergraduate degree in Human Sciences and a research- based MSc in reproductive epidemiology at Oxford University, and her PhD at Glasgow University. Her current research interests include the relationship between gender and health, health behaviours, and health care use; the impact of illness on people’s lives and identities; and the potential for gender-sensitised interventions to improve health and well-being.
Co-researcher on the breast cancer module. Caroline conducted some of these interviews as part of her PhD which compares men’s and women’s experiences of having breast cancer. Caroline graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1993 with a Bachelor of Nursing and RGN. She then worked in a variety of nursing posts before completing a Diploma in Community Health Studies and District Nursing qualification from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1997. Since then Caroline has worked in primary care, specializing in HIV liaison for in Edinburgh and Glasgow for several years. In 2002 she returned to generic district nursing. She has completed a nurse prescribing course at Glasgow Caledonian, and a Masters in Primary Care at University of Glasgow.
Alice Maclean, Katie Buston and Claire McCann
Alice Maclean (Gender and Health programme, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit), Katie Buston (Sexual Health and Families programme, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit) and Claire McCann (Glasgow Caledonian University) also provided invaluable research support.
We would like to warmly thank all of the men who participated, and their family members who made us so welcome when we visited their homes.
MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow
Breast clinical specialist, St George’s
Professor of Primary Care Medicine, Hull York Medical School
Nurse consultant, Breast Cancer Care
Health Experiences Research Group, Oxford University
Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Oxford University
In addition to the helpful input we had from members of the Advisory Panel, we would like to warmly thank Carol Dumelow for her support and thoughtful comments, and Pauline McIlroy (Breast Clinical Nurse Specialist, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre) and Helen Salisbury for providing comments on some of the topic summaries.
Medical Research Council