Ms Karen Laura Randall BA, MA

Karen Laura Randall

Institute of Applied Health Research
PhD student

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Karen Randall currently studies cases of medical negligence from various sources, including reported cases from coroners’ court proceedings, which have been publicised in newspapers and published clinical articles. Her key areas of focus include: Care of the Elderly & Insane, Human Experimentation, Scandals involving Medical Negligence, Obstetrics and Surgery & Anaesthesia.


  • MA – English Local History 2018
  • BA – Humanities & Arts 2014


Karen Randall was a senior manager with a healthcare technology company for over 20 years, where she gained a wealth of experience working closely with health professionals in the NHS and in the private sector. Her professional experiences, combined with her academic qualifications have allowed her to pursue her current field of research and to have the background knowledge and appreciation necessary for this field of study.

Doctoral research

PhD title
'Injury or Death as a Consequence of Medical Negligence 1940 - 1970' Expected year of completion: 2022
Dr Vanessa Heggie and Professor Jonathan Reinarz


  • The Selly Oak Scandal
  • Medical Negligence & Human Experimentation
  • Anaesthetic & Surgery Fatalities
  • Negligence in Obstetric Care
  • Failures in Care of the Elderly & Insane