Caroline’s role at Loughborough University has strategic responsibility for leading the design and development of learning environments, associated technologies and services working for both Estates and Facilities Management and IT Services. She is the current Vice-Chair of SCHOMS, a higher education professional body which promotes the excellence in learning and teaching environments and associated technologies. Caroline holds a master’s in Educational Research and within her role actively promotes the philosophy; ‘the way in which a space is designed will ultimately shape the learning that takes place. Pedagogy, inclusivity and stakeholder engagement needs to be at the heart of every university building project’.

Thesis title: The impact informal learning spaces can have on well-being in the context of the HE campus-based provision. The research will take a holistic approach incorporating physical and environmental factors, psychological and experiential requirements and cognitive performance.