Carol completed her undergraduate degree in Advanced Science (Chemistry) from the University of New South Wales in 2011. Her honours project on rhodium, iridium and ruthenium hydroamination catalysts, completed under the supervision of Prof. Barbara Messerle at the University of NSW in 2011, earned her the award of the University Medal in Chemistry. Carol went onto complete her PhD in 2016 under the supervision of A/Prof. Deanna D’Alessandro at the University of Sydney on the development of multifunctional redox-active materials for which she was awarded the 2016 RACI Cornforth Medal for the most outstanding PhD thesis in chemistry.
Carol moved abroad to Ireland to complete her postdoctoral studies at the University of Limerick with Prof. Mike Zaworotko working on the development of porous materials as sensors for carbon dioxide and for the storage and delivery of nitrous oxide in biomedical applications. After her time in Ireland, Carol commenced a postdoctoral research position as the Dow Chemical Company Fellow of the American-Australian Association and Endeavour Research Fellow at Northwestern University, USA focusing on stimuli responsive magnetic materials. Carol is currently a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne.