Karen has retired from working as a doctor for 40 years, and in Medical Education for 25 years. Karen has been privileged to build and work in education programmes for all NHS staff, including personal, professional and team building skills. Relationship skills are very important for the NHS to work well and safely. Through working with the charity Arthritis Research UK, and Health Education England in Wessex, she has led training programmes that focus on skills and behaviours for the benefit of our communities. Karen also has a long involvement with education research. She believes that good relationship skills are essential to develop as a person and for a good community and society. To have MARS input when students are at the point of developing their skills and opinions is timely for individuals to make the right choices for themselves.
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Vicki currently works with 13-18 year olds, teaching English and Media Studies in a secondary school in Dorset. She has also worked with children of various ages and nationalities, teaching English in Thailand.
John has had a 35 year career in business leadership, most recently as Managing Director of a software development company with about 60 staff. For nearly 10 years he has also been Church Warden of a large Anglican Church in Poole. Through these two leadership responsibilities, he has seen the significant impact of communication and relationship skills – both good and bad! He is passionate to make a difference in the community and in wider society, and is committed to growing, supporting and encouraging healthy relationships and families at every opportunity. Together with his wife Liz, he leads the Marriage and Family Ministry at their Church.