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Professor Karen Cox

Registrant member

Current position and background

Karen Cox

Professor Karen Cox is currently Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Kent.

Karen graduated from King’s College London with a BSc (Hons) and her RGN qualification in 1991. She has held a number of clinical posts in Oxford, Southampton, Gloucestershire and Nottingham, specialising in Oncology and Community Health Care (District Nursing).

Karen completed her PhD at University of Nottingham, funded by the Cancer Research Campaign and was appointed a Professor in 2002. At Nottingham, she served as Head of the School of Nursing from 2002 until 2007, joined the senior leadership team as a Pro Vice-Chancellor from 2008 until 2013 and became Deputy Vice-Chancellor from 2013 to 2017.

Karen is also HE representative on the SE Local Enterprise Partnership Strategic Board and an Associate Non-Executive member of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

Register of interests 

Term ends: 30 April 2023 (reappointed for second term from 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2023.)