Karen Glover

Karen Glover (BEd, MBA) has 30+ years’ experience working in the Aboriginal health and community services sectors, including in policy, planning, service development, management and advocacy.
Over the past 18 years Karen’s roles as Program Manager Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal chronic disease knowledge translation and exchange (CREATE) project at SAHMRI, CEO, Pangula Mannamurna (Aboriginal community controlled health service, Mount Gambier); Manager, Programs and Services in the Aboriginal Health Division, South Australian Dept of Health; and Director, Aboriginal Health within the Children Youth and Women’s Health Network, have allowed her to contribute to a number of state government and intersectoral committees focusing on Aboriginal issues and perspectives. These include: health, housing, homelessness, workforce, community engagement, domestic, lateral and family violence, youth health and wellbeing interventions, women’s health and wellbeing and Reconciliation. Karen continued developing expertise in Aboriginal health service management, service delivery and community engagement at the regional level over five years through her appointment at Pangula Mannamurna in the South East of South Australia, and contributed to the SACOSS Policy Council during that time. Her work with the SAHMRI CREATE project contributed to the culturally respectful engagement and focus of research projects to build sustainability of the Aboriginal community controlled sector. Karen is Co-chair of the Aboriginal Families Health Research Partnership in South Australia, a joint initiative of SAHMRI, MCRI, University of Adelaide, and Aboriginal leaders in government, health services and the community controlled sector.