Karen’s hospice career spans 11 years and she joined St Michael’s Hospice as Chief Executive in May 2017. Karen has 14 years’ senior management experience gained within education and healthcare where her focus was on strategic leadership and organisational change. She has an MA in Human Resource Management and in addition to lecturing on organisational change, she has presented her work on innovations in volunteering.
In June 2019 Karen was awarded her PhD in Palliative Care by Lancaster University for her research into rehabilitative palliative care as a health promoting approach.
She is also interested in how hospices and communities can co-create support for those facing the end of life.