Carina is currently co-ordinator for the Scottish Person Centred Interventions Collaboration (ScoPIC). She has several years working with mental health and well-being, social inequalities and their association with physical well-being. This has involved working within neurology and oncology in secondary care and with cardiovascular and diabetes in primary care. Her original PhD explored the molecular, physiological and behavioural/affect effects of the stress hormone corticosterone upon the ageing brain. Currently she is investigating patient experience of care (including evaluations of NHS strategies to improve care) and is developing work with antenatal anxiety. In terms of methodology, Carina has experience working with national surveys and RCTs of complex interventions. More recently she worked with realist evaluations of NHS services and training. This has involved both quantitative and qualitative methods, the development of questionnaires, database design and management, working with NHS datasets and project management.