Carol is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and has a background in critical health and social psychology. Carol gained her PhD in 2009 from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Her study explored lay and professional constructions of childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder from the perspective of professional discourses compared with parents and teachers using discourse analysis. Carol also completed a masters degree in health psychology from Queen Margaret University (with distinction) and has an honours degree in psychology (University of South Africa). Carol worked as a psychology research assistant in the NHS on a range of research projects. She has also been involved in service evaluation and consultancy for the NHS and charitable sector (Attention Fife, Macmillan Cancer Support). Carol has presented widely at national and international conferences spanning psychology and health. Carol is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has taught widely across psychology and nursing, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in research approaches, qualitative methods for healthcare, applied health and social psychology and child development.