Karen is Professor of Skin Integrity and Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention. She is also Visiting Professor in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, a Florence Nightingale Scholar,chair of the International Wound Infection Institute, member of NHS National Wound Care Strategy, past academic editor for Wounds UK and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Wound Care. Karen led development of TVLC, the first UK wide Tissue Viability Service Competency framework. Karen's clinical background is in orthopaedics and tissue viability. She has worked in NHS hospitals in the North West of England and in London.