Caroline is Programme Director of Fine art and Photography, alongside of which she is just completing her practice led PhD research at the Centre of Photography History and Theory, Birkbeck, University of London. She holds an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art and an MA in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmith, University of London. Her research interests are centred around photography and its relationship to visual culture. She has a particular interest in raising the visibility of the marginalised voice, whether that be through gender, a post-colonial or decolonised discourse. She has spoken about her work at a number of national and international conferences and has recently shown her work at JAIPURphoto and Arles Photo Festival. She regularly writes for Visual Studies, the Journal of Visual practice, 1000words magazine, Source Magazine and Photomonitor.
In addition to speaking about her practice at research conferences, she has organised a number of research symposiums at various locations and online, with the Family Ties Network; developed and convened the Photography and Collaboration conference at Coventry (2019) and chaired the Decolonising the Gaze online research symposium in association with Grain photo hub (2020). She was part of the 209 Women in parliament project and co-developed the Raising her Voice event for International Womens day (2020) in which she presented her Heritage Lottery Funded work Women of Walsall, and chaired a discussion panel with prominent female speakers from the West-Midands.