Carol currently works in learning and access for the University of Worcester in engaging audiences with the history of the former Worcester Royal Infirmary and encouraging the sharing of knowledge and learning in cross disciplinary areas relating to medicine, science, arts, health and society. She has extensive experience in the cultural and heritage sector and has acquired a broad understanding of West Midlands history, especially in aspects of social and industrial history through curatorial roles at museums in Ironbridge, Bewdley and Sandwell. She was also Renaissance Programme Manager for ‘Renaissance West Midlands’, a ground-breaking central government initiative bringing about transformational change in regional museums in areas as diverse as audience and collections development, access, governance and skills.
Her original training was in Fine Art. During her complementary art historical studies she developed a particular interest in the applied arts and architecture completing a diploma in the History of Art and Design at the University of Central England. She later undertook an MA in Museum Studies leading to publication in ‘Total Quality Management in Museums’. Carol is currently on the boards of the Birmingham Conservation Trust and the Friends of Lightwoods House and Park. Encouraging collaboration and the sharing of knowledge in the widest sense are central to her interests.