University of Greenwich
Professor Karen Bryan
Karen is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Greenwich, and a trustee of UST.
As Deputy Vice-Chancellor she is responsible for the academic strategy, including all aspects of quality, standards and enhancement. Karen is a speech and language therapist and her research interests are in mental health of adolescent and adult populations, rehabilitation, and the impact of communication difficulties on people's access to effective healthcare interventions.
During her career Karen has led a number of projects on language difficulties in young offenders and development of services to address these difficulties. She has also led projects in the care home sector on workforce development, as well as those involving service development and evaluation in relation to care of older people. She is involved in the development of Registered Intermediaries working for the Ministry of Justice, and was previously a member of the Health Professions Council.
Karen was awarded an OBE for services to higher education in 2018 and is a Fellow of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw.