Research Director, Deloitte UK
Karen established Deloitte UK’s Centre for Health Solutions in November 2011. The Centre is the research arm of Deloitte LLP’s healthcare and life sciences practices. Its goal is to inform interested stakeholders about emerging trends, challenges, opportunities and examples of good practice. By using both primary and secondary research and rigorous analysis to drive unique perspectives, the Centre seeks to be a trusted source for relevant, timely, and reliable insights. Karen’s first report in 2012 was on Primary Care Today and Tomorrow. Her more recent reports include Healthcare and life sciences predictions 2020, Connected health: how digital technology is transforming health and social care and the Challenge of compliance in life sciences.
Karen also published a weekly blog which provides a personal take on topical and timely issues challenging the Health and Social Care and Life Sciences sectors.
Karen is a member of the Institute of Chartered Public Finance Accountants and was, until January 2011, the Director of Health Value for Money Audit (VFM) at the National Audit Office (UK) where she spent 13 years reporting to Parliament on the extent to which the Department of Health and NHS organisations were using their resources in an economic, efficient and effective manner. Karen has extensive experience in leading research into healthcare and life-science issues.
Karen received an OBE in 2002 for her work on Health VFM work. She is also a Non-Executive Director at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust where she is Chair’s the Board’s Quality and Safety Committee.