Ms Barclay is an Academic Colorectal and General Surgeon, holding a Senior Lecturer position with the University of Melbourne. As a clinician, she prides herself on providing excellent patient care and being a patient advocate, which she believes “starts with communication and understanding”.
Karen trained in New Zealand and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) in General Surgery in 2007. After completing her Fellowship she undertook further advanced training in Colorectal Surgery at Guys and St Thomas’s and UCLH, London followed by Fremantle Hospital, WA and the Austin, Melbourne (where she was the Colorectal Fellow in 2009) with the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ).
Karen is active in Clinical Governance at State and National level and was the
Lead Author of the Polypectomy Surveillance and Cancer Care NHMRC endorsed Guidelines. Karen is a current medicolegal expert for TMELP. She locums across regional and rural Australia frequently. Karen teaches and is
the Research Academic lead at the Northern Clinical School for the University of Melbourne. She is the Surgical Lead in the University of Melbourne Curriculum Redesign.