Karen is an engineering physicist, her research is internationally recognised through publications in high impact journals across several disciplines. She is educated with BSc (Hons) Physics, MSc (Merits) High Power radio Frequency Engineering and a PhD in space beam-wave interaction Physics.
It is important to Karen to encourage and inspire the younger generation and women to follow their ambitions in STEM. She has acted as a departmental representative for an Athena Swan Board. She has also had the opportunity to give motivational talks to women who are studying for PhDs in robotics (WiRe) and was the launch coordinator for the Molly Fergusson Initiative, at the University of Edinburgh, which has the aim of promoting the community and visibility of women in Engineering. She was the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Chair for 5th IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics 2022.
I like being part of the National Robotarium because
The National Robotarium is always considering the future of robotics and its integration into our society. It is a world-leading centre that strives to have impact on society through the development and adoption of robotic solutions, with collaborations across academia and industry around the world.