Professor Karen Strickland
Professor of Nursing and Head of School, School of Nursing Midwifery and Public Health,
Canberra University

Karen is Professor of Nursing and Head of School in the School of Nursing Midwifery and Public Health where she provides leadership and vision for nursing, midwifery and public health education and research.


Karen held the appointment of Clinical Chair in Nursing at ACT Government Health Directorate from October 2017 to September 2019. In this clinical academic leadership role she provided research leadership and vision for nursing research within the university and  ACT Health, developing both research and research active staff.


Karen joined the University of Canberra in 2017 when she relocated to Australia from the UK where she had worked in various academic roles at Edinburgh Napier and Robert Gordon universities.  

Karen is currently an Executive Board member of the Council of Dean of Nursing and Midwifery of Australia and New Zealand, Adjunct Professor Adjunct Professor of Nursing, School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT New Zealand, Visiting Professor of Nursing at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, and a Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science.