Karen is a research fellow in the Department of Health Sciences. She is also a psychological wellbeing practitioner at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust, York and Selby Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service. Karen has worked for the NHS for 20 years and has a background in occupational therapy. Her clinical expertise lies in treating common mental health conditions and long-term physical health conditions. Her research interest is the relationship between mental and physical wellbeing in individuals with physical long-term health conditions.
Karen’s research interest is long term health conditions and common mental health conditions (anxiety and/or depression) comorbidity.