Robertson-Skene, Karen

Karen Robertson-Skene

Lecturer in Adult Nursing
Department of Nursing and Community Health
Karen started off her nursing career in accident & emergency where she had a special interest in trauma care and became part of the out of hospital team for major incidents and road traffic accidents. This took her off to Australia to work in an A&E and trauma department in Melbourne for a year to engage in knowledge and skills transfer and to look at sharing best practice.

Karen then moved into prison healthcare where she was clinical nurse manager for primary care services and developed into a role as national advisor for health protection working at the SPS headquarters. Her work within health protection saw her take a particular interest in blood borne viruses where her last clinical post as advanced nurse specialist was held. This role saw her carry on with her partnerships she had established with the prison setting and successfully lead on delivering efficient and effective BBV services to the prisoner population. A substantial part of her role as nurse specialist was providing and facilitating learning for other disciplines around BBV’s working both at a national and local board level.

Karen joined GCU in 2015 as a lecturer in adult nursing to further develop her role within healthcare education.