Carole completed her BSc(Hons) Nursing and RGN in 1993. She worked as an ICU nurse for 5 years before becoming a cardiology research sister. In 1999 Carole completed an MSc in Nursing. Carole has gained experience in both the clinical setting as a research nurse and in the pharma/CRO industry as a clinical research associate. Carole has worked across a broad range of therapeutic areas which include respiratory, infectious disease, hepatology, oncology and ophthalmology. Carole joined the RCSI CRC in March 2012 as a senior clinical research nurse. In 2013 she completed the level 9 post-graduate certificate in Nursing (Clinical Research). In 2015 Carole took on the role as RCSI Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager. A role which involved responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining quality management systems to ensure that all investigator led clinical trials sponsored by RCSI are run in compliance with the protocol, GCP and applicable regulatory requirements. In November 2018 Carole took on the role of Project Manager for the IRNN workforce survey; ‘Count Me In’.