Karen began working at Anglia Ruskin in 2005, first as a Practice Educator before becoming a lecturer in 2009.
Karen originally trained as a nurse in the early 80’s before training as a midwife in 1986. Following qualification as a midwife she has worked in all areas of maternity services including high risk labour ward and managing two midwife led birth centres. Karen became a supervisor of midwives in 2000 and continues to undertake this role.
The interface between students and those in their care is an under explored area. Karen is interested in the impact that students have on those in their care and how women perceive the impact of student midwives on their care.
Karen's main teaching area is complex midwifery practice. She also teaches student midwives about statutory supervision and regulation relating to midwifery practice.