Staff Profile

  • Karen is a qualified Solicitor with over 10 years’ experience in private practice specialising in Commercial Litigation, Dispute resolution, Insurance Law and Professional Indemnity before she entered academia. She still holds a current practising certificate but  has worked in Higher Education for 19 years. She started her academic life as a senior lecturer in law delivering on both academic and professional law courses and  has held a variety of roles including Head of School of Law Accounting and Finance , In house Lawyer for an HE Institution and Deputy Dean of a Faculty of Business and Society.

    Karen is passionate about widening participation. She believes in working towards delivering a ‘ gold standard’ experience for students.  She has a particular interest in both  pedagogy and social enterprises and her focus to date has been around the benefits of experiential learning for students particularly in terms of their aspiration, outcomes and final destinations .

    In her spare time Karen is involved in a number of voluntary roles in the community including being on the Board of Governors of a local primary School and part of a fundraising community group.

  • Karen’s teaching expertise focuses around civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, Contact, employment law and tort. She has a particular interest in work based and experiential learning.

  • Karen’s research interests are focussed around pedagogy , corporate governance of third sector organisations and leadership.