Karen Strickland has been appointed associate head of the school of nursing and midwifery at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University.
Ms Strickland joins from Edinburgh Napier University where she worked as a senior Lecturer and senior teaching fellow.
She succeeds Professor Ruth Taylor who has become deputy dean at Anglia Ruskin University.
Ms Strickland began her career as a clinical nurse in Edinburgh before becoming a research nurse, then lecturer in cancer and palliative care at Marie Curie Cancer Care.
In 2003 she was appointed as a lecturer in chronic illness, cancer and palliative care at Edinburgh Napier University and was credited with playing a key role in developing technology enhanced learning approaches there.
A statement from Robert Gordon University said Ms Strickland has a particular interest in supporting research by both students and academic staff and said she was looking forward to contributing to the school’s research portfolio.
She added: “This post gives me the opportunity to contribute to leading the school’s future developments in teaching and research.”
Ms Strickland recently completed her PhD with a qualitative study on the biographical impact of a new diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and has completed two Cochrane systematic reviews in breast cancer care.
She has also been a panellist for Guardian Higher Education and is a founding editor of a recently launched open access journal, the Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice.
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