Karen is a Birripi woman who is also the Archdeacon of Indigenous Ministries for the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. At the present time, she is undertaking a PhD program in the area of Aboriginal Spirituality, Wellbeing and Wise Practice.
Karen has worked in several positions as Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, in the Schools of Education, Theology and Humanities.
Her work history includes experience within education, community services, the prison system and as Rector of Anglican parishes in a number of rural communities in both the Canberra and Riverina Dioceses.
Karen has lived and worked in many Aboriginal communities of South Eastern Australia. Her qualifications include:
In 2013 Karen was the Australian Anglican Delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York; and Australian Anglican Delegate to the Indigenous Gathering at the World Council of Churches in South Korea.
Karen has taught in a range of subjects including Casework, Community Work, primary education,mental health, Aboriginal Spirituality, as well as a number of other social welfare subjects. In addition, she trains in the area of Cultural Competency in working with Indigenous Australians.