Research Degree Student
Caroline is a medical doctor and since 2018 Doctor of Public Health candidate. She worked in sexual health at 56 Dean Street in London and she holds the DFSRH diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of the Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She enjoys to provide primary health care and to work with key populations.
Caroline has completed the ‘Control of Infectious Diseases’ MSc at LSHTM in 2016. During her studies she focused on the control of sexually transmitted infections. Her master thesis was on ‘HIV self-testing in Zambia: User ability to follow the manufacturer's instructions for use’. In 2011, she graduated from the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. Her diploma thesis was on the ‘Nutritional Situation of Children in Rural West Bengal, With Special Emphasis on Gender Specific Differences.’
She also worked on global health education in Germany where she designed new teaching formats on global health for the Institute of General Practice at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
Since 2018, Caroline is student representative at STIRIG (Sexually Transmitted Infections Research Interest Group) co-organising talks and conferences.
During her role as research assistant at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Caroline delivered the ‘HIV epidemiology and prevention lecture’ and the ‘Introduction to Infectious Disease Control’ lecture (Global Health Module) to medical students. She also held seminars on how to interpret guidelines and appraise scientific articles, as well as communication skills (e.g. breaking bad news).
Caroline is currently working on her organisational policy analysis project (research study I, DrPH) in Berlin, Germany. Aim of the research study is to better understand the current state, barriers and facilitators of interdisciplinarity in the academic sector in global health in Germany.
Caroline is passionate about HIV and STI prevention and has a strong interest in innovative HIV prevention measures (e.g. HIVST, PrEP). Her doctoral thesis (research study II, DrPH) will focus on HIV prevention in women.