Dr Karen Knapp

Associate Professor in Musculoskeletal Imaging


Telephone: 01392 724133

Extension: (Streatham) 4133

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I am an Associate Professor in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of Exeter.  I first developed an interest in osteoporosis during my first job as a Nuclear Medicine Radiographer.  I went on to undertake a PhD in this area at King’s College London, with internationally renowned groups in osteoporosis and twin research, based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals.  During my post-doctoral positions, I honed my educational skills teaching medical students and went on to a lectureship at the University of Exeter in 2004.  I now combine teaching and research across two Colleges, teaching undergraduate radiographers and clinical research to senior practitioners on the Doctorate in Clinical Research.  My primary research interest continues to be bone health and osteoporosis.  More recently, I am developing expertise in other pathologies such as diabetes and particularly how these relate to bone health and fracture risk.  I am committed to research-led teaching, where I use my experience and expertise to inspire the next generation of radiographers.