Karen Kinghorn

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room C506

Please email for an appointment.

Current positions

Programme Leader/Lecturer


Karen has experience working in community settings and holds Millennium Fellowship Awards for services to the community in health and education. Karen graduated from the BSc Social Policy programme at Salford and MEd in Professional Practice in Higher Education. Her research with colleagues includes carers and the barriers to employment, plus an evaluation of the Bare Essentials Project which examines fuel, food and housing.


  • Programme Leader for BSc Social Policy
  • Teaching on Health Wellbeing and Social Policy, Introduction to Social Policy, Health & Social Care Policies, Disability Studies; Critical Perspectives, Housing Policy & Society
Teaching interests
  • social care
  • social security - cash transfers
  • education

Research Interests

  • Carers and Employment

Integrated Commissioning Board for Health & Wellbeing, £10,000.00. Principal Investigator: S Shaw (50%) Co-Investigator: K Kinghorn (50%).

  • Evaluation of impact of the bare essentials project

Bond Board, £3,000.00. Principal Investigator: M Ravey (50%). Co-Investigators: K Kinghorn (25%), H Scholar (25%).

Qualifications and Memberships


  • 2005: BSc Social Policy (University of Salford)
  • 2013: Fellow – PR057116 Higher Education Academy
  • 2013: Master of Education Professional Practice in Higher Education (University of Central Lancashire)


  • Social Policy Association