Independent Educational Consultant and Interim Leader

CEP, BA (Hons), PGCLTHE, PGDip Research Methods, PhD, FLF, PFHEA, NTF

Qualified and experienced Consultant and Interim Leader within higher education institutions and national professional accrediting bodies in the Education sector. Working closely with Board, Executive level and Senior Leadership Teams often in highly complex matrix environments in the UK and Europe. 

Expert in developing staff and transforming universities and their departments and courses/programmes through organisational change processes, working from strategy to operationalisation with a focus on student-centric models that optimize and enable core, unique value propositions to be delivered.  

Specific consultancy and interim leadership foci include:

  • Strategic leadership:
    • Helping organisations and teams to design and develop strategy and operationalise strategy via programmes of work.
  • Organisational transformation:
    • Introducing significant institutional strategic change.
    • Undertaking programme portfolio reviews.
    • Turning courses/programmes around.
    • Launching a new course or subject area.
    • Handling course/programme/department closure.
  • Strengthening organisational capacity:
    • Establishing a new role which will subsequently be filled permanently.
    • Filling a temporary senior vacancy.
    • Pedagogic development including inclusive, applied and active curriculum, assessment and teaching and the design and practice of inclusive learning support.
    • Designing and developing peer network schemes for collective problem solving and peer collaboration.
    • Inclusive staff CPD, recognition pipeline and promotions pathway development.
  • Mentoring:
    • Emerging and aspiring senior educational leaders.
    • Individual preparation for AdvanceHE PSF recognition claims (all categories but specific expertise in PFHEA).
    • Individual and team preparation for NTF & CATE submissions.
  • Research:
    • Karen is an active researcher in her areas of interest and welcomes opportunities for collaboration and to offer focussed input.

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