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Professor Karen Wright

Professor of Nursing and Head of School of Nursing,
University of Central Lancashire

Karen Wright is Professor of Nursing, and Head of the School of Nursing, at the University of Central Lancashire. Previously, Karen has held several clinical roles including ‘Crisis Intervention Nurse’ and Nurse Consultant for Personality Disorder and still works clinically as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Additionally, she has developed acclaimed curriculum, research and practice initiatives in the care and support of individuals with an eating disorder. Her research into how the police assess mentally distressed people in public places and custody areas established the Public Psychiatric Emergency Assessment Tool, adopted by the College of Policing and cited in Department of Health policies including Closing the Gap and the Crisis Concordat.