Professor Caroline Watkins

Professor of Stroke+Older People’s Care, Director of Research+Innovation, College of Health+Life Sciences, University of Central Lancashire

Professor Caroline Watkins is Professor of Stroke and Older People’s Care, College of Health and Life Sciences Director of Research and Innovation, and Director of Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Her commitment to workforce development is reflected in her appointment as Director of Capacity Building and Implementation, NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (CLAHRC NWC).

Caroline’s international reputation is evidenced by her award of Fellow of the European Stroke Organisation (affiliated to the World Stroke Organisation) and her appointment as Professorial Fellow in Stroke Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Sydney. She is Education and Training (E&T) Lead for UK Stroke Forum (UKSF) Steering Group and UKSF Scientific Conference Programme and Education Committee, and is also a member of the UK’s Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Commissioning Board. Caroline leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers with a large portfolio of clinically relevant research and contributes to stroke service development at a local, national and international level.

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