Karen Griffiths

Job Role
Principal Lecturer/Professional Lead in Nursing - Wrexham


I started my nursing career many years ago by undertaking the Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate. I then completed general nursing and worked in an acute medical ward as a Staff Nurse. My first Ward Sisters post was in Rheumatology. I then worked in a variety of orthopaedic wards and departments and completed an emergency nurse practitioner course and children’s nursing qualification during this time. After spending a year as a Clinical Placement Facilitator supporting nursing students in placement I moved into higher education as a Lecturer in Children’s Nursing.

Prior to joining Wrexham Glyndwr University I was a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing at Staffordshire University with additional responsibilities as Course Lead and Practice Learning Allocation Lead for Children’s Nursing. Being dual trained as an adult and children’s nurse I also contributed to shared modules and adult nursing modules.

I have a Cocker Spaniel who keeps me entertained (and exercised). I enjoy watching a variety of sports and like quiz shows and dramas.


Registered Nurse-General

Registered Nurse-Child

MSc Professional Education in Healthcare

PGCE Professional Development for Higher Education

BSc (Hons) Nursing with ENB Higher Award

Diploma of Higher Education-Children's Nursing

London University Extramural Diploma in Nursing

Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate

HEA Senior Fellow


Student retention

Practice learning

Masters dissertation was a literature review entitled: Are reasonable adjustments made in clinical placement areas for students with dyslexia?


Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) Registered Nurse

Contribute to various modules



Chapters in: Glasper, A., Coad, J. and Richardson, J. (Eds) (2015) Children and Young People’s Nursing at a Glance Chicester Wiley Blackwell