Karen is the Chief Nurse at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. In her 25 years qualified nursing career, Karen has worked in a number of large and complex NHS organisations in London. She holds a diploma along with a BSc degree in Nursing and a MSc in advanced practice leadership from Kings College University. She is a graduate from the NHS Leadership Academy Senior Leaders and Nye Bevan programme for aspiring directors.
Karen is a member of the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) strategic advisory group and works with the Prostate Cancer UK, to educate and raise awareness of the disease.
Karen recently stepped down as a trustee of the Mary Seacole Trust where she led the diversity in leadership programme and was highly commended by the Nursing Times in 2019 for her work in diversity and inclusion.