Associate Professor Caroline Bulsara is an academic qualitative researcher in the Institute for Health Research and is postgraduate by research coordinator for the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the University of Notre Dame.
Previously, Caroline has worked across WA universities externally to build health research capacity in a number of health related areas. She was inaugural research centre manager for a large WA based not for profit organisation for a period of 3 years. She has a strong interest in community and consumer participatory research including expertise in working with disadvantaged and marginalised populations and has worked on several consumer and community directed studies. Her main areas of strength and expertise include evaluative research, qualitative research methodologies and community participatory research. She is strongly committed to the giving a ‘voice to’ and enabling the wellbeing of all community members through research and works with a number of community organisations.
She completed her PhD in the area of cancer patient empowerment at the School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care, the University of Western Australia in 2008. The study included the development of Patient Empowerment Scale using Rasch Modelling which has since been used in a number of studies both in Australia and overseas.
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