Menopause in Maritime Project Group Lead
Carole has had a unique career spanning nursing, higher education and the maritime industry. This has seen her deliver major improvements in teaching and learning in all these fields. Intrinsic to Carole’s work is the importance of connecting, collaborating, networking with others, and creating an inclusive, positive working environment.
Carole has a wealth of transferable skills and insight, she first trained as a nurse specialising in cancer and palliative care nursing. A growing interest in supporting students and teaching colleagues led to Carole to move into Higher Education. Since 1995 she has worked in four UK universities – London South Bank, Middlesex University, Queen Mary University of London, and Solent University.
She initially worked as a nursing lecturer, and then spent fourteen years in influential leadership roles in educational development. This led to her receiving prestigious awards which included Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a National Teaching Fellowship and Senior Fellow Staff and Educational Developers Association.
Between 2018 -2020 Carole was Head of Academic Development at Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering at Solent University. This led to an 18-month secondment as Assistant Director for Modernising Maritime Education at the MCA in 2021 to develop a modernised training strategy for the whole of the maritime industry.
in July 2022 she set up Carole L. Davis Associates to deliver expert advice on education and training and end-to-end project support
Carole is delighted to be the Lead for the Menopause Hub. For her talking about the Menopause needs to become an important matter for discussion.
Carole said: "If we want maritime to be seen as an inclusive and diverse industry, then we need to create an environment where the menopause is talked about openly and without embarrassment. The 2022 Government Equalities Report on Menopause highlighted the need for employers to put in place training, processes, and information so all colleagues have a clear understanding of menopause."