Caroline is an architectural historian specialising in British Architecture of the 16th-18th centuries. She has an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

• She set up the year course at the Victoria and Albert Museum on "The Visual Arts in Europe: High Renaissance - Baroque 1500-1720" in 2003, and was its Director until 2013.

• She is the author of London's Country Houses, published by Phillimore Press in 2009, and has contributed to a number of books and academic journals.

• She is an independent lecturer at the Victoria &Albert Museum, and for The Arts Society. She has taught MA courses at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, and has lectured widely in the USA for the Royal Oak Foundation, and taught summer schools at University College, London, and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

• She is one of the Silverstone lecturers in North Norfolk, putting on occasional Study Days together with George Carter, garden designer, and Charlotte Crawley, art historian.

• Caroline is an occasional lecturer for Martin Randall Travel (Ardgowan, a Country House Weekend in the West of Scotland is coming up in May 2020).

She is a Trustee of the Georgian Group, and a member of the Society of Architectural Historians and of the Furniture History Society.