Clinical Research Midwife
University of Edinburgh
Karen completed her midwifery training in 2004 and has worked in NHS Lothian for 14 years. She spent 13 years as a rotational midwife at St John’s Hospital in Livingston, undertaking additional training to become a ‘midwife contraceptive champion’. In 2017 she began working as a clinical research midwife with the University of Edinburgh. In her current role she has been involved in establishing one of the first immediate postpartum intrauterine contraception (PPIUC) services in the UK. She is trained in both implant and intrauterine contraception insertion techniques and is currently completing the DFSRH. She is passionate about increasing knowledge and access to postnatal contraception, and providing holistic care to women around the time of childbirth.