Caroline completed her undergraduate masters degree in Mathematics at the University of Warwick in 2008. She then joined the Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology (CoMPLEX), University College London, first undertaking a masters degree in Mathematical Biology before carrying on to do a PhD. Supervised by Luc Berthouze and Simon Farmer, her PhD research examined the dynamics of the early developing brain. Specifically, her research investigated the patterning of bursts of activity as observed in extremely preterm EEG recordings and computational neural network models.
Caroline is now working with the Paediatric and infant Pain & Anaesthesia group (PiPA). Her research investigates how sensory information is processed in infants of different ages, particularly focusing on the development of pain processing. This research combines neuroimaging and neurophysiological techniques (EEG, EMG, fMRI) with the aim of improving future pain management in infants.