Karen teaches on modules for student and qualified nurses, nursing associate apprentices, and also contributes to the teaching of students on Allied Health Professional courses. Karen has a particular interest in the teaching of clinical skills and the use of Simulation as a Teaching and Learning Strategy to support the development of the students’ knowledge, skills and competence.
Prior to Joining University of Central Lancashire Karen worked as a Staff Nurse, then a Sister on the Children’s wards at Blackburn. She initially joined the University as a Lecturer Practitioner working between the clinical area and the academic teaching team.
After coming to work at the University full time Karen maintained her links with the practice areas and assists the staff to support students in placements across East Lancs.
Since the development of the Nursing associate programme in 2017 Karen has been involved in the teaching of the programme at University of Central Lancashire, at both Burnley and West Lakes campuses as well as the main campus at Preston.