Karen Campbell

Karen Campbell

Miss Karen Campbell

Associate Professor


Karen joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2005 as a Macmillan Lecturer/Practitioner in Cancer Nursing with her teaching commitments spanning both the University and the Edinburgh Cancer Centre. Karen works in partnership with clinical educators to ensure widening access and lifelong learning in staff members, by supporting the development and the delivery of educational initiatives. In 2011 Karen was awarded a grant by Macmillan Cancer Support to develop and deliver a sustainable cancer education strategy for practitioners, caring for patients living with and beyond their cancer. Building on this ‘living with and beyond cancer’ programme of work, in 2014 Karen was awarded as a co-lead with Suzanne Cruickshank, the tender for the Evaluation of the ‘Transforming Care after Treatment’ Scotland Macmillan Programme. In 2016 Karen is now the PI for phase 2 Continuation of National Evaluation of TCAT: Ensuring and Enhancing the Evidence (TCAT) and Health Economic Evaluation Work Strand: Continuity and Quality.

Externally Karen is an active member of the East of Scotland Haematology Nurses Group and the International Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation Nursing Advisory Board and peer reviews for Cancer Nursing, Cancer Nursing Practice and Nurse Education in Practice.
Karen is the lead for the postgraduate education in cancer education which provides a suite of topics on Haemato-oncology, general cancer and treatment, and supporting people living with and beyond cancer.

Karen has completed the PgCert in Blended and Online Education and Edinburgh Napier Mentoring and Coaching Award (EN MCA) as part of her on going professional development. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the Teaching Fellows Steering Group and chairs the Teaching Fellow Grant Applications within the university.



Conference Activity

  • Campbell K and Jamie A (2014) Moodle Flashcard Application: An Development for Reference Guidance
  • Campbell K, Williams A, MacBride S, Mathews-Smith G (2014) A systematic review of online cancer and palliative care education for nurses and allied health professionals (2000- 2011) 29 pp 1-89
  • Campbell K (2013) Defining priorities for an online resource in lymphoma education to educate and support healthcare professionals. Bone Marrow Transplantation 48 (S2) p1338 S479
  • Carolan C and Campbell K (2013) Explore GPs’ experiences of assessing psychological distress in cancer patients including their use of screening tools. The Scottish School of Primary Care. Glasgow 24th April – 26th April
  • Brooks Young P. Kennedy,C. Gray,C. Campbell, K. Nicol, J. (2012) ‘New Horizons in Palliative Nursing: The Advanced Nurse Practitioner’ 19th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada.
  • Campbell K, Nicol J (2011) Implementation of podcasting project targeting key stages of the three year undergraduate nursing programme. SEDA Annual Conference 2011. Using Technology to Enhance Learning Aston Business School Conference Centre 17th – 18th November
  • Campbell K (2011) The East of Scotland Haematology Nurse Group use of the Virtual Classroom Environment in the Provision of Continuous Professional Development through a Macmillan Online Lecture Series . ELearning in Health Conference: collaboration, sharing and sustainability in the current environment. Aston University Birmingham 27th-28th June
  • Campbell K, Horn J (2011) The East of Scotland haematology nurse group use of the virtual classroom environment in the provision of continuous professional development through a Macmillan online lecture series. Bone Marrow Transplantation 46(S1) p1385 pp S438
  • Campbell K (2009) Using a virtual classroom environment to support Haematology Nurse Education. Higher Education Academy -ELearning in Health: working together to enhance learning. Warwick University Conference Centre 16-17th July Pp 34
  • Campbell K.E (2009) An evaluation of using E Learning to support Haematology nurse education Bone Marrow Transplantation 43 (S 1) N 1079 pp S322


External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner Royal Marsden NHS Trust
  • University of West of Scotland MSc Programme in Advanced Practice
  • University of West Of Scotland BSc Programme in Cancer


Invited Speaker

  • Transforming Care After Treatment (Lymphoma Association)
  • Campbell K (2013) Education and career development opportunities in Haem-Onc. Lymphoma Association -Clinical Nurse Specialist Masterclass. London March 8th.
  • Campbell K (2013) Palliative Care in Haematology. Scottish Haematology Society .Dunblane September 2nd – 3rd
  • Chair plenary session (2011) eLearning in Health Conference: collaboration, sharing and sustainability in the current environment. Aston University Birmingham 27th-28th June
  • Campbell K (2011) Nursing Education Programmes: Case Studies and Round-Table
  • Campbell K (2010) Elluminate Live! for Haematology Nurse Education. Scottish Haematology Society .Dunblane 15th-16th September