- Research Methods
- Small business marketing
- Enterprise education
Karen grew up in Oxford and moved down to the South Coast around 30 years ago. After studying international business with forgien languages and Marketing, she worked up from executive to marketing management roles, with IBM and a marine technology firm. An opportunity to apply her industrial experience in a teaching role became available at the University of Portsmouth, where she was promoted from Lecturer, to Senior, then Principal Lecturer over 10 years, including Programme Leader, Curriculumn Design and Employability and Entrepeirse Coordinator Faculty level roles.
After 14 years in higher education, Karen began studying a Master's, then a PhD as a mature student and have continued her passion for developing others as well as herself, by taking on the exciting new challenge of working at University of Southampton in 2019.
- How AGILE am I? An initial analysis of terms used in student reflective narratives to express their enterprise learning and employability development (2019)
- Best PGRS Presentation Prize "Understanding Enterprise Learning and Employability Development through Student Reflective AGILE Narratives" (2019)