Professor, University of Southampton, UK
Professor in Occupational Rheumatology
Karen trained as an academic Rheumatologist with a special interest in occupation and musculoskeletal pain in Southampton, funded by an Arthritis Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship. She is based at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit in Southampton where she directs the MRC Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work, a multidisciplinary centre set up to find cost-effective ways to reduce the burden of disability for work caused by musculoskeletal disorders. She has a keen interest in working with allied health professionals, has supervised and examined PhDs undertaken by physiotherapists, as well as mentoring some physiotherapists.