I have recently become Lead for Business Promotion and Social Media at HDI, having previously managed the National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients (NABCOP). I have worked on cancer audit and research for over 20 years.
Outside work, when not ferrying my children to their various activities, I enjoy netball and yoga, walking our retired greyhounds, and going to the theatre or to watch live comedy.
Lead for Business Promotion and Social Media
Karen studied Psychology at the University of Birmingham. She joined the NHS in 2002 and has worked on cancer audits and research ever since. During this time her varied responsibilities have included project management, data collection and analyses, establishing funding sources and managing contracts, information and clinical governance, and more recently molecular research.
She has worked with a wide range of stakeholders across the health, academic and charity sectors and disseminated findings of these collaborative projects through publications, presentations and promotional activities. She is currently working on a PhD by Published Work.
Karen worked with HDI on the National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients from 2017 to 2022. She is happy to be back to promote the excellent work of the HDI team and to increase awareness of the value of utilising health data for the benefit of patients and clinicians.
Education and awards
- APM Project Management Qualification, Association for Project Management
- AgilePM Foundation Award, APMG International
- Postgraduate Award in Techniques and Applications of Molecular Biology, University of Warwick
- Postgraduate Award in Clinical Oncology, University of Warwick
- BSc Hons Psychology, University of Birmingham
Evidence into practice: a national cohort study of NICE-recommended oncological drug therapy utilisation among women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in England
Completeness of endocrine therapy information in the Primary Care Prescription Database (PCPD) and secondary care treatment datasets: A national population-based cohort study using routine healthcare data
Variation in Rates of Post-Mastectomy Radiotherapy Among Women with Early Invasive Breast Cancer in England and Wales: A Population-Based Cohort Study.
The National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients