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Caroline White

University of Hull

Caroline White

Caroline is a Research Associate at the University of Hull, with a background in social work. Her key research interests include the lived experience of distance carers; the experience of those living and working in care homes; the provision of homecare; abuse and neglect in long-term care settings.


Countries UK;
Topics Dementia care and support; LTC and people with learning disabilities; Residential LTC services; Technology and LTC; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Qualitative studies;
Role Research;
Research interests

Adult safeguarding

Abuse and neglect in care homes

Home care

Care homes

Distance carers

Key publications

White, C., Wray, J., Whitfield, C., & Wolverson, E. (2022). Caring from a distance – carers’ experiences of keeping in touch with care home residents during COVID-19 closures. International Journal of Care and Caring 0(0), 1 – 23

White, C., & Alton, E. (2022). The interface between primary care and care homes: General Practitioner experiences of working in care homes for older people. Health and Social Care in the Community. 30(5),  e2896-e2904.

Wolverson, E., White, C., Dunn, R., Cunnah, K., Howe, D., Paulson, K., Platt, R. and Thorpe, J. (2022) The use of a bespoke website developed for people with dementia and carers: Users’ experiences, perceptions and support needs. Dementia. 21(2), 94 – 113

White, C., Wray, J. and Whitfield, C. (2020) ‘A fifty mile round trip to change a lightbulb’: An exploratory study of carers’ experiences of providing help, care and support to families and friends from a distance. Health and Social Care in the Community. 28(5), 1632 -1642

White, C., Marsland, D. and Manthorpe, J. (2019) An uncertain practice – social work support for disabled people and carers moving across local authority boundaries in England. International Journal of Care and Caring, 3(3), 375-391.

Marsland, D., Oakes, P. and White, C. (2015) “Abuse in Care? A research project to identify early indicators of concern in residential and nursing homes for older people”. Journal of Adult Protection 17 (2) 111-125

Marsland, D., Oakes, P. and White, C. (2007) Abuse in Care? The identification of early indicators of the abuse of people with learning disabilities in residential settings.  Journal of Adult Protection 9 (4) 6 – 20


White, C., Holland, E., Marsland, D. and Oakes, P. (2003) The identification of environments and cultures that promote the abuse of people with intellectual disabilities: a review of the literature.  Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 16 (1) 1-9.