Karen is a Fund Manager at Rethink Ireland.
Karen has gained extensive national level experience working across multiple sectors, with communities vulnerable to social exclusion and inequality, addressing various social issues including mental health, child well-being, addiction, homelessness, LGBTI+, Disabilities, and Stigma. Karen’s experience spans across domains of planning, systemic change, project management, partnership building, training, research, and evaluation. Karen worked in a national planning and evaluation role to bring about systemic change in a complex community change initiative working directly with investment awardees. This experience included involvement in all stages of the community planning and implementation process underpinned by Theory of Change. Most recently Karen worked in Trinity College Dublin for a number of years addressing social issues in the community as a Project manager, lecturer, researcher, and service evaluator.
Karen has a MSc in Applied Psychology, a MSc in Computing and Information systems, a BSc in Psychology, and has received training in Scaling up-Learning and Leading for Large Scale change, the Science of Implementation, Program Evaluation, and a number of certificates and trainings in clinical areas.
Based in the seaside village of Howth, Dublin, Karen loves sea swimming, cliff hiking, and basically any outdoor activity that can include her puppy Missy.