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Ms Karen Sanders

Ms Karen Sanders

Adult Nursing

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I am a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Health and Social Care.

I became a Registered General Nurse in 1983 and joined the University as a Senior Lecturer in 1995, after working in clinical practice for 12 years. Prior to joining, the university I specialised in Critical Care Nursing, in several large Intensive Care settings throughout England.

Prior to joining London South Bank University I worked as a Lecturer Practitioner in Critical Care Nursing at a large London Hospital.

I am the chair of the Institute of Health and Social Care Ethics Committee.

I am a member of the Royal College of Nursing and have undertaken several roles over the last 30 years, including the chair of the Ethics Forum, a member of the Ethics Advisory Panel, a member of the London Regional Board, the London Region representative on the UK Learning Representatives Committee, where I was also the chair of the committee between 2011 - 2017. I am now a member of the RCN Trade Union Committee

I am a member of the Queen's Square HRA Research Ethics Committee and have been the vice chair of this committee since October 2021


Courses taught

Practice Education - PGCE

MA Teaching Healthcare Ethics

University of London - Institute of Education



Bournemouth University
External examiner

Level 6 & Level 7

Leading for Change

Evidencing Professional Learning

Patient Care in Anaesthesia/Paediatric

Presentations in Urgent and Primary Care

Care of Clients with Long Term Conditions

Developing Competency in the Care of Critically Ill Patients Systematic Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient

Deteriorating Adult Patient Recognition and Management / Patient Care in Post Anaesthesia

Clinical Practice Profiles and Care of Clients with Minor ilInesses.

September 2019
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Award of Merit (Jun 2017)