Our Team

A passionate team

Dr Nicola Carey

Reader in Long Term Conditions

Nicola is a Reader and lead for the Long Term Conditions and Ageing Cluster within the School of Health Sciences. Nicola is a qualified nurse who has worked in a variety of posts across the country in primary care as both a practice nurse and nurse practitioner. She also spent two years in the United States whilst undertaking her Master’s in Public Health in community health education and was involved in several national and state level projects including the Youth Risk Behaviour Survey. Her research interests include quality improvement, workforce development, non-medical prescribing and patient self-management. She has significant experience in the conduct and management of multi-site studies and mixed methods research.

She has also previously worked as a member of the HTA pharmaceutical panel and the NIHR grant awarding body Research for Patients Benefit (RfPB) and is Vice-Chair for the Association of Prescribers.

Dr Karen Stenner

Lecturer in Health Services Research

Karen is a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences with extensive experience in health services research. Her research interests include the evaluation of extended roles in medicines optimisation and non-medical prescribing. She has published widely on the impact and implementation of prescribing by nurses and other healthcare professionals, with a focus on long-term conditions. Current interests include the expansion of prescribing rights to allied health professions and the impact of delegation of medicines administration to non-registered healthcare workers. She is experienced in multi-site studies and mixed method approaches. She is a member of the University of Surrey ethics Committee.