PhD, MSc, BSc, PGCert in T&L in HE
University of Canberra
Faculty of Health
Karen is an experienced academic leader in the disciplines of nursing, and academic development, academic strategy and practice having previously worked in NHS, higher education and third sector settings in the UK. She has a wide experience of providing strategic direction and change management including developing, agreeing and performance monitoring of strategic plans.
In her current role as Professor of Nursing and Clinical Chair, she provides research leadership and vision for nursing research within the university and ACT Health., developing both research and research active staff.
Karen has a sustained track record of publishing in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and international conference presentations. Her research outputs have been included in the REF 2014 and RAE 2008 for the nursing submission at Edinburgh Napier University. She was a founding editor of the Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, (www.jpaap.napier.ac.uk ) and is currently a member of the international advisory board for Nurse Education in Practice.
Karen has also provided curriculum consultancy to the Egyptian Military Nursing Schools (2015) and to the Ministry of Health in Libya (2014-2015). As a panel chair and member she has worked for the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on both program and institutional accreditations.
She provides mentoring and coaching for university staff through various leadership development programs, as well as providing external mentoring to senior leaders.
Karen was awarded a Leadership development scholarship by the Florence Nightingale Foundation/Council of Deans of Health (2915-16). The competitively awarded scholarship afforded her a grant to undertake a bespoke leadership development programme.