Caroline Bulsara

Associate Professor Caroline Bulsara is an academic qualitative researcher in the Institute for Health Research and is postgraduate by research coordinator for the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the University of Notre Dame.Caroline works across WA universities and hospitals to build health research capacity in a number of health related areas. She was inaugural research centre manager for a large WA based not for profit organisation for a period of 3 years and has a strong interest in community and consumer participatory research. This includes expertise in working with disadvantaged and marginalised populations by working on several consumer and community directed studies. She is strongly committed to the giving a ‘voice to’ and enabling the wellbeing of all community members through research and also works with a number of community organisations. She completed her PhD in the area of cancer patient empowerment at the University of Western Australia in 2008. The study included the development of Patient Empowerment Scale using Rasch Modelling which is being used in a number of studies both in Australia and overseas. She is currently the Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMS) qualitative investigator with the Continuous Improvement in Care Cancer (CiCC) program funded by the Cancer Research Trust for a five year period. This program seeks improve outcomes for patients through creating better information sharing mechanisms about what is important to cancer patients and their caregivers.