Karen is an Associate Professor in Public Health within the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia (UK). She held previous positions in physical activity and public health at the University of Oxford, University of Sydney, and Loughborough University.
Karen’s primary research interest is in population approaches to physical activity promotion, through different sector and multi-sectoral systems, and how to translate effective interventions into national policy and action. Karen was on the Strategic Advisory Network for the development of the WHO Global Action Plan for Physical Activity 2018 – 2030 and a member of the Guideline Development Group for the 2020 WHO physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines.
Karen was the secretariat for ISPAH before joining the board as lead for governance. She was elected as President-elect in 2020 and is on track to be the longest serving Board member in ISPAH history!