Dr Carole Hjelm
Careers Advisor, King’s College London, Part of the Careers Group, University of London
Dr Carole Hjelm is a Careers Adviser at the University of London . Her own career has included a range of scientific posts in the NHS and industry in the UK , Europe and the Far East .
Roles as clinical biochemist, senior scientific officer at the Department of Health and pharmaceutical clinical chemist led to the position of Consultant Biochemist at Mayday Healthcare Trust in the early 1990’s. She was the first scientist to be appointed Head of the Chemical Pathology Department and her interests included clinical, technical and human resource issues.
Her industrial experience has also included pharmaceutical trials, and, more recently, technical support services manager for the Asia Pacific region of a medical instrument manufacturer. Here her focus was on the training and development of health care professionals.
Since moving into Career Guidance seven years ago she has concentrated on the development of Career Management skills for medical students and junior doctors and is now actively involved with agencies outside of University to further develop this area.