Karine graduated from Keele University in 2005 with a 2:1 in Psychology and Applied Social Studies. She began working for HM Prison Service to complete training in Forensic Psychology in 2006.
Karine has worked in a range of roles across her career and has trained in a variety of risk assessment and responsivity tools. She has treatment managed the Sex Offender Treatment programme and has completed a range of assessments and interventions, both group and individual, with violent offenders, and has represented reports at Parole and civil hearings.
Karine qualified in 2012 and focused on working with high risk violent offenders through Treatment Management of the Self Change programme, supervision of Forensic Psychologists in Training and continuation of a range of assessments with men across different category prisons (A-D).
In 2013, Karine left NOMS to join the NHS and spent five years working as the clinical lead for a Psychologically Informed Planned Environment (PIPE) and Personality Disorder Assessment and Treatment Service as part of the Offender Personality Disorder pathway, focusing on assessment and interventions with individuals with personality disorder.
In 2018, Karine transferred to a Medium Secure unit and currently works as the Principal Psychologist providing assessment and intervention for men and women with complex mental illness and offending behaviour.