Professor Carol Hill
- Professor of Health and Social Policy/ Head of School (Interdisciplinary Studies)
Professor Carol Hill is Head of School and Director of Campus, University of Glasgow, Dumfries Campus.
Professor Hill was previously the Head of Health and Social Policy with responsibility for managing the: MLitt Managing Health and Wellbeing; MA (Hons) Health and Social Policy; MA(Hons) Social Work; BA Community Learning and Development; and, the Cert HE Integrated Working with Children and Families.
Professor Hill began her academic career as an economic historian gaining a PhD for her thesis on the Maritime Economy of South-West Scotland 1707 - 1850, from the University of Strathclyde. Although she continues to research and publish in this field, in more recent years her overarching interests in the political economy and applied health and social policy are reflected in an extensive research portfolio that includes, for example, European Union funded research into ‘the barriers to women in rural areas achieving their potential’ and 'the engagement of older people in the development of social enterprises for elder care’ along with other funded studies of,‘how young people make their Higher Education choices’and evaluations of ‘Building Healthy Communities’ and the ‘Integrated Assessment Framework’.
Suggested areas for postgraduate supervision include:
- Health and social policy
- Social Enterprise and the Third Sector
- Politics and economy of health and social welfare
- Ageing and elder care
- Evaluative studies
- Maritime history
Professor Hill regularly reviews books and articles for a range of scholarly publications; undertakes a consultancy role for a number of organisations in the statutory and voluntary sectors, contributes at national and international conferences and is a recipient of the J. Percival Agnew Award and the Grainger Memorial Prize.