Dr Veronica O'Carroll
Deputy Director of Teaching
(Quality Assurance & Enhancement)
Veronica is a Lecturer and Deputy Director of Teaching (quality assurance and enhancement) for the BSc (Hons) and ScotGEM programmes. She is also a member of the Medical Student Support team.
She holds a PhD (Psychology, University of St Andrews), MSc (Education, Queen Margaret University), PGCertHE (Queen Margaret University), BA (Hons) (Nursing, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
As a Registered Nurse, Veronica has worked in areas of general medicine, surgical, renal medicine and telehealth. She continues to maintain her professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
She took up her first academic teaching post in the School of Medicine in 2007, initially teaching clinical skills and then as a Clinical Lecturer in Interprofessional Education. In 2014, she went on to work in the University of Dundee as a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. In 2017, she returned to the School of Medicine.
Veronica’s research interests include interprofessional education and interprofessional collaboration
Outwith the university, Veronica is involved in various roles including:
- Board member of the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE)
- Chair of the CAIPE research group
- Member of CAIPE student committee
- External examiner (Glasgow Caledonian University, School of Health and Life Sciences)
- Reviewer for the Journal of Interprofessional Care
- Member of the Scottish Clinical Skills Network
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Research Overview from research@st-andrews
Veronica’s research interests include interprofessional education and collaborative practice in healthcare. She has led the design and implementation of a number of projects within the academic and practice learning environment to provide health professional students with opportunities for interprofessional learning. In 2017, she completed her PhD in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at St Andrews, under the supervision of Dr Martin Campbell. Her PhD investigated health and social care professionals’ attitudes and perceptions of interprofessional practice and learning.
Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews8 (of 8 published available) for vo1. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Journal of Interprofessional Care vol.Latest Articles
Journal of Interprofessional Care 2016 vol.30 pp.42-49
Medical Science Educator 2013 vol.23 pp.405-410
Journal of Interprofessional Care 2012 vol.26 pp.508-510