Karin is the Professional Lead for Social Work. She has worked as a lecturer at the University of Hull since 2011, her current research focuses on the use of participatory theatre techniques in the education of social workers.
She has also conducted research into the experiences of kinship carers' own children, and she is a peer reviewer for the British Journal of Social Work. Karin has work in partnership on international projects in East Africa with NGOs from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Academics from Tanzania.
Karin qualified as a social worker at the University of Hull in 2002. Her background is in child protection and fostering with expertise in the area of family and friend care.