Tell us about your role at HSRU

I am a Research Fellow currently working on the In-home Tracking of glaucoma: Reliability, Acceptability, and Cost: I-TRAC study within the HSRU. My role is varied but includes study set-up and management activities, conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups, data analysis and writing up reports and manuscripts.

Tell us a bit about your background and what you do now

I completed my BSc. Health Sciences (Hons.) and my PhD Health Services Research with the University of Aberdeen. Following my PhD I worked for some time as a research fellow in London (University of Greenwich and NHS Kent, Surrey, Sussex),  followed by several years as a clinical trials co-ordinator for NHS Grampian. I returned to the university in September 2018 to join the ACER research team as a research fellow, producing an evidence synthesis of knowledge regarding anticholinergic medications, and recently joined HSRU (January 2021). 

How do you usually start your day?

A long walk with my dogs, followed by a large cup of coffee, checking emails and the diary for the day ahead. 

What is your favourite thing about your job?

I really enjoy meeting new people, especially patients and other members of the public. I think it is really important to remember who we are doing our research for. 

How do you relax outside of work?
I am a keen dog trainer, training not just my own dogs but training others to train their dogs too. My own dogs train and compete across several disciplines, namely gundogs, agility, rally and scent work. I can usually be found with a dog in my training field!
What was the last thing you posted on social media?

I’m not sure, but probably complaining about the weather!

Carrie's answers were provided in May 2021