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Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Mrs Karen Roberts (MSc, PA-C/R, FHEA)

Reader in Physician Associate Education
Location: Watson Building, University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PH

Area of expertise: Physician Associate Education 



Karen Roberts is the Course Lead for Physician Associate Studies. She qualified as a Physician Assistant (PA) at the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Programme and has worked in General Practice in the US and the UK. She has 15+ years of experience in PA education and was Programme Director of the St George's PA Programme for over seven years. Karen served on the boards of the UK PA national organisations 2010-2018. She was Chair of the PA National Exam 2014-2018. 

Karen is originally from New Mexico and attended New Mexico State University for her undergraduate degree in German. She speaks German and Spanish. She moved to West Sussex in 2007 and became a UK citizen in 2011.  

Karen is passionate about patient safety and excellence in PA education.