Karen is Director of multi-award winning daycare and work-based learning provision. She is currently working nationally as consultant to numerous agencies and partners across the children’s sector. With experience in early years, teaching and Higher Education, Karen’s work spans: work-based learning, parenting and family work, early years care and education.

Karen has been a regular contributor to Welsh Government Boards and to national agenda. She is: an Emeritus Professor of Childhood and Family Studies at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, the World Forum Foundation National Representative for Wales, member of the World Forum Foundation Children’s Rights Group and an invited member of the World Forum Foundation International Advisory and Action Committee.