Karen May is the Associate Director, Australian Centre of Excellence for Post-Traumatic Stress, for The Road Home and also currently working on her PhD at Adelaide University focussing on a therapeutic model for children of a parent with service related Post-traumatic stress. Karen’s background is psychotherapy, participatory action research and community development. The Road Home researchers also work closely with a service delivery arm engaging veterans, first responders and their families, addressing their support needs.
Karen has worked with many communities who have experienced trauma in Australia and also in developing countries. Karen enjoys her current role in research to impact and improve the health and wellbeing of veteran and emergency service families. Karen and her veteran partner have four kids – Maddy, Ben, Evalyn and Huon –ranging 16 to 8 years old.