Karen joined the Cancer Health Services Research unit in July 2019.
Karen’s research to date has focused on Optimal Care Pathways (OPC) for cancer care. She has studied the Optimal Care Pathway for people with melanoma, investigating both adherence measurement and the impact of adherence on patient outcomes and has undertaken a data analysis to characterise OCP adherence in Victorian cutaneous melanoma patients with a particular focus on diagnostic and treatment delays.
Prior to her foray into the world of epidemiology, Karen’s career was in IT project and program management. She has delivered large scale complex programs of work across a range of industries in the public and private sector both locally and internationally.
Karen has a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and is nearing completion of her Master of Science (Epidemiology) both from University of Melbourne. She is a long-standing Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
When not working Karen enjoys long beach walks, coffee, spending time with her family, coffee, good books, coffee, open fire places, coffee and red wine. Once described as an avid reader Karen is now an avid purchaser of books and her home is full of towering piles of books in waiting.