In 2009 Caroline completed her PhD which explored the experience of risk and vulnerability amongst fisherfolk on Lake Victoria, Uganda. In 2010 Caroline worked with the University of Essex and Tendring District Council on a two year project exploring the issue of mental health amongst residents of Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO). Since then Caroline has remained in HHS initially as temporary Programme Lead for the BSc in Health Studies and now as a lecturer involved with teaching on a range of modules including undergraduate, post-graduate and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. She is also working on curriculum development projects including a new CPD course called 'Developing as a compassionate practitioner' which utilises the concepts of mindfulness and self-compassion to increase the ability of health and social care pracitioners to deliver compassionate care.
School of Health and HUman Sciences
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Gill is a Medical Sociologist and has been researching social aspects of long-term illness since the early 1990s conducting research with people living with a range of long term conditions. Her most recent book 'The End of Stigma? Changes in the Social Experience of Long-Term Illness' was published by Routledge in 2009. Gill is the Director of the National Institute of Health Research Research Design Service for the East of England.