Karen was appointed Chief Nurse at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in August 2016.

She was formerly the Director of Nursing at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and has nine years’ experience as an executive director across three foundation trusts.

An experienced nurse and service manager, she started her career as a paediatric nurse at Manchester Children’s Hospital before moving into general management and transformational work.

Karen is passionate about patient quality and the impact that well-led and motivated staff have on the care we are able to give to patients. She was named in the inaugural list of Health Service Journal’s LGBT leaders and takes a keen and active interest in the equality and diversity agenda.