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O'Carroll, Veronica

Dr, MSc, BA, RGN

  • 27 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Veronica joined the School of Nursing and Health Sciences in April 2014 as a Lecturer.  She is the module leader for the first year undergraduate clinical skills module and an MSc dissertation coordinator. 

After graduating in 1998 from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (now Buckinghamshire New University) with a BA (Hons) Nursing, Veronica worked in Scotland and Ireland in areas of general medicine, surgical, renal medicine and NHS 24.

She took up her first academic teaching post in the School of Medical and Biological Sciences, University of St Andrews in 2007, initially teaching clinical skills to year 1-3 undergraduate medical students and then as a Lecturer in Interprofessional Education (IPE).  In 2008 she completed her PGCert and in 2012, she undertook her MSc in Professional Education at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. 

In 2017, she completed her PhD, Practice mentors' attitudes and perspectives of interprofessional working, and interprofessional practice learning for students: a mixed-methods case study, with the School of Psychology and Neurosciences, University of St Andrews.  

Veronica’s research interests include interprofessional education, interprofessional practice learning and interprofessional working.

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Research Output 2009 2018

  • 27 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 3 Poster
  • 1 Other report
Integrated Delivery of Health Care
Social Work
13 Citations (Scopus)
131 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Delivery of Health Care
Attitude of Health Personnel
2 Citations (Scopus)

Interprofessional Education for Students in Primary Care Placements

O'Carroll, V., Smith, J., Collinson, A., Jackson, C. M. & Ker, J., Oct 2013, In : Medical Science Educator. 23, S3, p. 405-410 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Health Care
Patient Safety
12 Citations (Scopus)
Clinical Competence
Secondary Care


2017 Scottish Clinical Skills Network Conference Best Oral Presentation

Veronica O'Carroll (Recipient), 4 May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Clinical Competence

Activities 2007 2017

International Practice Teaching and Field Education Conference

Veronica O'Carroll (Speaker)
5 Apr 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

CAIPE Chairs Event

Veronica O'Carroll (Speaker)
6 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (External organisation)

Veronica O'Carroll (Member)
1 Jul 2015

Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

Supporting Educators, Mentors and Clinical Supervisors to Teach Interprofessionally

Veronica O'Carroll (Organiser)
26 Mar 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course