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    Karen is Associate Head in Adult and Primary Care Nursing within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions.

    A former Edge Hill student, Karen joined the department in September 2011 after working in a local NHS trust for 13 years and gaining a wealth of experience in acute adult services in both clinical and educational roles.  


    Research interests

    Karen’s research interests include: the location of knowledge in the curriculum, specifically the more informal and hidden aspects of curriculum, and the influence of context on both student engagement and learner identity with a particular focus around the second year of undergraduate study.  Her Phd focused on how second year nursing students navigate the second year of their learning journey, negotiating different learning contexts, and in turn how they construct an identity and engage with different forms of knowledge in the undergraduate curriculum.  

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Educational Research , PhD, Navigating the second year landscape: How student nurses construct an identity and engage with knowldge in the second year of an undergraduate degree, Lancaster University

    Jan 2016May 2021

    Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, PGCert, Edge Hill University

    Clinical Education , MA, Edge Hill University

    Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice , PGCert, Edge Hill University

    Health and Social Care Practice , BSc, Edge Hill University


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