Caroline is Chief Executive in NHS Grampian and visiting Professor with Robert Gordon’s University and honorary Professor with Stirling University. She achieved a doctorate in nursing in 2019. Her doctoral thesis explored the enactment by nurses of accountability in their practice.
Caroline‘s has had an extensive career as a registered nurse – from student nurse at Glasgow Eastern College of Nursing & Midwifery, to Advanced Nurse Practitioner in NHS Forth Valley, followed by senior nurse positions in NHS Tayside and NHS Grampian. On the 2nd November 2020 she took up her current position as Chief Executive of NHS Grampian.
A leadership priority for Caroline is to create organisational cultures where people flourish in the multi-professional world of healthcare and are enabled to deliver the best care for, and with, the people NHS Grampian serves.
Caroline actively strives to be a visible, accessible leader by maintaining and developing connections with people working in their diverse roles across Grampian. She believes it is essential to listen to their views and lived working experiences, using that intelligence to steer and shape her work. This has been even more essential during the coronavirus pandemic.