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Caroline Whittaker known as Caroline Whittaker RRC

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Qualifications

MSc Public Health RSCPHN (OH) RNT CertMgmt

About

Caroline qualified as a general nurse in 1980 and a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Occupational Health) in 1991. Caroline has worked in occupational health for over 28 years, in a range of organisations ranging from heavy engineering, manufacturing, and office based service sector. In 2006 she took up a post at the University of South Wales with a vision to create occupational health courses that meet the needs of both occupational health practitioners and employers.. Her approach to education and her determination has brought much needed specialist occupational health education to Wales. She was promoted to Academic Subject Manager in 2014 for Community and Public Health and recently took up a new appointment in a Cross Faculty role. Caroline is currently Chair of Occupational Health Wales which raises funds to provide educational bursaries for staff working in occupational health. She is an assessor for the Welsh Government for the Corporate Health Standard and continues to combine this with working in practice.

Caroline was previously on the steering committee of the former Royal College of Nursing Society of Occupational Health Nursing, RCN Safety Representatives Committee. Caroline has presented at a number of conferences both National and International and has written for Occupational Health Journal. Caroline co-authored a book The Management of Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace; and was a runner up in the RCN Welsh Nurse of the Year Awards for Nurse Education 2014.

Caroline is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Medical Services Reserve and has undertaken operational tours to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2004 Caroline was awarded the Royal Red Cross 1st Class (Military Operational List) in the Birthday Honours of 2004 in recognition of Services to Nursing during the Iraq War in 2003. She is currently the Second in Command of 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital. Caroline is an Assistant Regional Nurse for St John Cymru Wales and was awarded the Order of St John in May 2011.

Experience

Over 28 years experience in Occupational Health. Lt Col in the Army Medical Services Reserve and have served in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan

Responsibilities

Academic Manager Collaboration and Partnerships
Course Leader and Pathway Lead for Occupational Health

Memberships

Royal College of Nursing

External

Chair of Occupational Health Wales
Assessor for the Corporate Health Standard on behalf of the Welsh Government

Consultancy

Occupational Health

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