Karen is a life-long economist and runner, who has turned to biking up mountains: a long-running economist.
Karen is experienced in leading and managing multi-disciplinary analytical teams; applying economic analysis to a wide range of social policy issues; providing economic advice to Ministers and senior advisers; developing strategies; and estimating economic and social impact of policies and interventions for appraisals, evaluations and business cases for the public sector and charities. She has many years experience gained in academia, consultancy and the public and charity sectors.
She is now studying part-time for her PhD with the Open University. Her research is on behavioural economics, exercise and older people. She is aiming for her research to have impact on the health and wellbeing of older people.
Karen is also a very experienced UK Athletics-qualified Level 3 running coach who has helped many runners achieve their goals.