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Cancer expert given senior role at Scottish nursing school

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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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  • Very many congratulations on your new position and I am certain that you will be an asset to Robert Gordon Univ.

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