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Trainer Profile

Karen Neil

Specialist pharmacist: health promotion and mental health
Mindfulness teacher and supervisor: member of the British Associated of Mindfulness Based Approached (BAMBA)
Experienced trainer in professional development in higher education and undergraduate education
Mental health first aider (Mental Health First Aid England)
Supporter of youth music and other creative arts
Advocate of diversity and inclusion


Karen Neil is a specialist pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). She has been a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) for many years, training and working in hospital and community pharmacy and then research and teaching in physiology and pharmacology, public health, and health promotion.

Aware of the impact of stress and anxiety on health, she trained as a mindfulness practitioner and teacher, exploring work in mindfulness-based stress reduction, and has taught mindfulness and health promotion workshops and courses in a variety of settings over the last decade.

In 2020, she was named Global Health and Pharma (GHP) Award Winner: Most Innovative Health and Wellbeing Education Specialist (Midlands)

As a writer and researcher, she has published diverse work in molecular pharmacology, safe prescribing, over-the counter medicines use in children, child protection, mental health, disease management, self-care, autism, and mindfulness.

She is an active member and trustee of theĀ Institute of Health Promotion and Education Trustee (IHPE), a volunteer and supporter of the Nottingham-based charity Music for Everyone (MfE), and a keen educator with a focus on empowering people to be the best they can be.

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