Carol is a Lecturer and researcher in Nursing within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Edith Cowan University. She completed her PhD at Edith Cowan University in (2017), a narrative inquiry into the motivation, learning experience, and future career planning of Chinese nursing students at Australian universities. She holds a Master of Nursing from Curtin University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Nursing from Edith Cowan University. In China, she studied Psychological Consultation and Health, and a Diploma of Nursing.
Carol is a Registered Nurse (RN) in China, Singapore and Australia, and has over 26 years’ nursing experience. She is also learning to become a Registered Acupuncturist in Australia. Carol’s career began in China where she worked as a RN for eight years, followed by a further eight years at the National Kidney Foundation and Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore. She moved to Perth and held positions at St John of God, Royal Perth and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospitals as a Registered Nurse, Staff Development Nurse, Diabetic Educator, and Clinical Nurse before beginning her lecturing career at West Coast Institute and finally at ECU.
Her research areas and interests include: Acupuncture/Moxibustion/Cupping therapy clinical trials, Alternative therapy/Natural therapy research, Cancer care, International education, Culture diversity and nursing practice.
She is a Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), Sigma Psi Alpha at-Large Chapter, STTI The Honor Society of Nursing as well as the ECU Early and Middle Career Researcher Network (EMCRN) Committee. Board Member of the Western Australian Chinese Scientists Association (WACSA). President of the Australian Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and Australia Chapter Leader of the American Holistic Nurses Association.