Dr. Karen Rouse

Dr. Karen Rouse

Principal Lecturer, Postgraduate Programmes

School of Dentistry

Harrington Building, HA136

+44 (0) 1772 89 5912

Subject Areas: Professionalism, Dental Public Health

Dr Rouse's role includes supporting the Head of School in the strategic and operational management of the Dental Postgraduate Programmes, and development of School policies. She is the Research Degrees Tutor for the School of Dentistry and a member of the Dental Education research team. She has teaching responsibilities on the BDS, BSc dental Studies and MSc programmes, and leads the BSc and MSc dissertation modules.

Full Profile

Dr Rouse previously worked in Undergraduate Dentistry, with responsibility for BDS assessments and timetabling alongside teaching responsibilities. She has also worked in the NHS (Clinical Audit, Information Governance and Data Quality), and has lectured in Further Education (Biology, Human Physiology and Health, Communication Skills, Pre-Medical Career Enhancement)



  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Sheffield
  • PhD, School of Medicine, University of Leicester (Metabolic adaptation to pregnancy)
  • PGCE (post-compulsory education), University of Central Lancashire
  • Master of Public Health, University of Manchester



Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities 

Areas of teaching:- Professionalism, Dental Public Health, Research Methods

Member of Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Activities and Projects

Member of Dental Education research steering group, Principal Investigator for two Dental Education research projects