Professor of Nursing

Available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students

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Karen is Professor of Nursing and Clinical Chair at the university of Canberra and ACT Health. At the University of Canberra Karen is also the Head of School in the school of nursing and Midwifery where she provides leadership and vision for nursing and midwifery education research. Karen joined the University of Canberra in 2017 when moved to Australia from the UK where she had worked in various academic roles at Edinburgh Napier and Robert Gordon universities.  Karen has also held a number of external examiner positions at various universities in the UK and Ireland.

Karen has a sustained track record of publishing and reviewing in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and presenting at international conferences and delivering keynote presentations. Her research outputs have been included in the REF 2014 and RAE 2008 for the nursing submission at Edinburgh Napier University. She is currently a member of the international advisory board for Nurse Education in Practice.

Karen is an experienced researcher in the fields of cancer, chronic conditions and palliative care. Her methodological expertise lies mainly in qualitative approaches but she also has experience of quantitative approaches has undertaken a number of systematic reviews.

Karen has provided research supervisor for a number of students in the UK and currently in Australia. She has also examined doctoral theses.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Napier University


Bachelor, Abertay University

External positions

Clinical Professor of Nursing, ACT Health

23 Oct 2017 → …

Member of Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery

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Research Output 2007 2018

  • 8 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Review article

Nursing is Battered and bruised: But now is the time to fight back

STRICKLAND, K., 2018, In : British Journal of Nursing. 27, 7, p. 406-407 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Nursing Education

Using the framework approach to analyse qualitative data: A worked example

Hackett, A. & STRICKLAND, K., 21 Sep 2018, In : Nurse Researcher. 26, 2, p. 8-13 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research Personnel
Nursing Research
Qualitative Research
1 Citation (Scopus)

Developing an infrastructure to support clinical academic careers

Strickland, K., 2017, In : British Journal of Nursing. 26, 22, p. 1249-1252 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care
Nurse Midwives
Allied Health Personnel
Quality of Health Care
Evidence-Based Practice
2 Citations (Scopus)

The liminal self in people with multiple sclerosis: an interpretative phenomenological exploration of being diagnosed

Strickland, K., Worth, A. & Kennedy, C., 1 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 26, 11-12, p. 1714-1724 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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6 Citations (Scopus)

The experiences of support persons of people newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis: An interpretative phenomenological study

STRICKLAND, K., Worth, A. & Kennedy, C., 2015, In : Journal of Advanced Nursing. 71, 12, p. 2811-2821 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiple Sclerosis