Meet the Programme Leader: Neurosurgery


Meet the Programme Leader
Meet Miss Caroline Hayhurst, Programme Leader for our online Neurosurgery programmes.

About Neurosurgery Programme Leader, Caroline Hayhurst.
Miss Hayhurst has a rich and established background in neurosurgery, and currently works as a consultant neurosurgeon at the University Hospital Wales, UK. She has global experience of practices in neurosurgery after undertaking fellowships in both Toronto and Sydney and has a subspecialist interest in skull base and pituitary surgery.

Miss Hayhurst has over 60 peer reviewed publications in journals including The Journal of Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology and Neurosurgery.

Amongst her busy schedule Miss Hayhurst also serves as an honorary lecturer at Cardiff University, and teaches on training courses in both the United Kingdom and United States.


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • British Skull Base Society
  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies

About our Neurosurgery programmes.
Neurosurgery is a competitive and demanding speciality, requiring a broad knowledge of anatomy, neurology and physiology, in addition to critical appraisal and research skills. Neurosurgical trainees and specialist CNS nurses require specialist qualifications to progress their careers in neurosurgery.

Our online neurosurgery programmes are designed for healthcare professionals in the UK and overseas who want to specialise in neurosurgery and develop both theoretical knowledge and research skills. Our distance learning courses follow the principles of self directed learning, with teaching taking place primarily on our academic forum where students can respond to scenario based questions and discussions. To learn more about our unique teaching methods read our blog on reflective journaling.

Found out more about our MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Neurosurgery.