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Caroline Smith

Senior Lecturer in Community Nursing
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Location:
Chelmsford

Caroline is a registered nurse with experience of working in the community, most recently as a health visitor supporting children up to five years of age, peri-natal women and families.

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Background

For over 20 years Caroline has worked in the community as a nurse. For the last 18 years she has been a health visitor working with young children and their families. Caroline is a Practice Teacher/Educator and has trained nurses and midwives to become specialist community public health nurses.

Research interests
  • Peri-natal mental health
  • Infant neuro development and mental wellbeing
  • Domestic abuse

During her career as a Health Visitor, Caroline has a particular interest in women’s mental health during the peri-natal period as well as the neuro development of babies in the womb and beyond. Caroline also interested in perpetrators of domestic abuse and their characteristic profiles and how this is linked to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s).

Teaching

Caroline’s teaching has been practice based in the community. For the past ten years she has trained post graduate nurses and midwives to become either Health Visitors or School Nurses (Specialist Community Public Health Nurses).

For the past five years Caroline has also taught and supported staff in my organisation and pre-registration nurses (mostly child and mental health branch) whilst on placement in the community. This has been both face to face and virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Caroline has also worked as an Associate Lecturer delivering modules for the SCPHN course and Public Health Course both at ARU and the University of Essex.

Qualifications
  • Registered Adult Nurse- London South Bank University
  • Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor)- ARU
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber – ARU
  • Teacher – PG Cert in Medical and Health Care Education - ARU
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Institute of Health Visiting (ihv)