Carol has written on health and other social policy issues since the 1980s. She was among the founding editors of Connexions, an Australian journal exploring social policy in relation to alcohol and other drugs. Later she developed and implemented campaigns on child safety for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She was awarded the Lady Derham Scholarship for her contribution. Carol completed two novels while working toward a Doctorate of Arts degree in creative writing at the University of Technology. Her areas of interest include ‘place versus location’ and ‘the uses of fiction in demonstrating motivation’. Carol’s short stories and essays have appeared in Australian and Canadian literary journals and anthologies. She is the author of Closed Adoption Policy in the 1960s: Exploring the Construction of Motive Through Fiction.