Carole was made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2018. In 2020 she was awarded the Institutional status of 'Bradford Fellow' for :
• Highly inclusive approaches to learning and teaching, particularly regarding first generation students from working-class backgrounds;
• Sustained high levels of student achievement and positive feedback;
• Drawing on and contributing to educational research/literature with evidence of influencing the practice of others, locally and nationally.
Her role at Bradford includes being the undergraduate Director of Studies for the School of Social Sciences.
She previously worked for Sweet and Maxwell publishers as a Senior Legal Editor, and as part of a small team, wrote the Times Law Reports. Carole has published her second monograph ‘Academics from a working-class heritage: ghosts of childhood habits.’ She is a co-founder of the now international ‘Association of Working-Class Academics’ and regularly engages in outreach within the Yorkshire area by delivering presentations to lay audiences on a wide range of topics. This also includes a funded exhibition of her most recent research on the Victorian Streets and surrounding working-class area that was demolished to make way for the expansion of the University of Bradford.