As National Director for Scottish Care, Karen is working to shape the future of social care. She brings over 20 years sector-experience from frontline to Board level. Her passion is evidencing the impact in outcomes for people.
Karen has been frustrated by the failure of traditional research to move beyond the ‘proof of concept’ stage. She believes IMPACT offers an exciting opportunity to reconsider our approach to evidence implementation, by recognising the value and capability of the social care sector.
IMPACT aims to create conditions for real collaboration, critically including those who work in and access care and support. As a result, Karen believes this will move us towards research implementation and embedding.