Dr Veronica O'Carroll

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-andrews
8  (of 8 published available) for vo1. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Practice educators’ attitudes and perspectives of interprofessional collaboration and interprofessional practice learning for students Veronica O'Carroll, Linda McSwiggan, Martin Campbell
Journal of Interprofessional Care  vol.Latest Articles 
Health and social care professionals’ attitudes to interprofessional working and interprofessional education Veronica O'Carroll, Linda McSwiggan, Martin Campbell
Journal of Interprofessional Care 2016 vol.30 pp.42-49
Interprofessional Education for Students’ in Primary Care Placements Veronica O'Carroll, Julie Smith, Alex Collinson, Catherine Miriam Jackson, Jean Ker
Medical Science Educator 2013 vol.23 pp.405-410
How can student experience enhance the development of a model of interprofessional clinical skills education in the practice placement setting? Veronica O'Carroll, Margaret Braid, Jean Ker, Catherine Miriam Jackson
Journal of Interprofessional Care 2012 vol.26 pp.508-510
An Interprofessional Ward Based Learning Experience Temby Chigaru, Veronica O'Carroll, Sarah Morwenna Wood, Lisa Robertson, Catherine Miriam Jackson
Yellow card: one year on Ruth Cruickshank, Veronica O'Carroll, Anita Helen Laidlaw, Predrag Bjelogrlic
Yellow Card System – Professional Attitudes and Behaviour Predrag Bjelogrlic, Ruth Cruickshank, Veronica O'Carroll, Anita Helen Laidlaw