Karen is a Director of Hallamshire Physiotherapy and was a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Leeds Metropolitan University where she taught on the undergraduate and post graduate courses. Post-graduate students from Sheffield Hallam University undertake clinical placements with Karen and the Neurological team. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 1987. Her main area of interest is the treatment of neurological conditions including Stroke, Multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and Parkinsons disease. Additionally she co-ordinates the physiotherapy service at the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham.
She has introduced the PD Warrior programme to Sheffield and is now an Accredited International trainer for PD Warrior programme. Karen teaches across Europe.
Karen provides additional continuing professional development training to local clinicians and she has returned to Sheffield Hallam University as an Associate Lecturer and MSc clinical tutor.