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 (hons) 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.
She is also a trustee of the Mary Seacole Trust and leads the diversity in leadership programme and was highly commended by the Nursing Times in 2019 for her work in diversity and inclusion.