Carol is a trauma and research expert. She has been applying trauma-informed approaches for over a decade and has been conducting mixed methods research for almost 2 decades.
Carol’s work intersects social work, human-computer interaction (HCI), social computing, and health informatics. She researches:
- the lived experiences and well-being of various groups, including youth (toddlers, kids, adolescents, teens, and young adults), individuals involved in the criminal justice system, and the lived experience of violence and harm on- and offline.
- how these groups use and interact with digital technology, and
- how their tech use and engagement impact their health and well-being (e.g., mental health, alcohol use, self-esteem, and life satisfaction) with the aim of designing supportive mobile health (mHealth) interventions.
Carol has helped numerous scholars, students, and practitioners learn about and apply trauma-informed approaches throughout her career. She has also taught 100s of college students about human behavior and theories, research methodologies, and program evaluation.
Carol has a Ph.D. in Social Welfare, a Master of Social Work (M.S.W), a Bachelor of Arts, honors in Experimental Psychology, and an Associate degree (or diploma, as it’s known in Canada) in Police Foundations. She also has a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Certificate and a Certificate of Leadership. Carol served in the Canadian Army Reserves.