Karen has worked in the area of musculoskeletal and women’s health physiotherapy for the past 20 years. She graduated from Curtin University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) and completed her Masters of Musculoskeletal Science at UWA in 2003. She has tutored students and lectured on the Master of Manual Therapy programme at UWA. Her skill in the area was recognised in 2007 when she became a Teaching Fellow at UWA. She has worked in women’s health both in the private and public sectors and has spent the last 18 months working as a Senior Physiotherapist in Women’s Health at Swan District Hospital. Karen's other skills include acupuncture and Pilates mat work.