Karen trained at Otago Medical School and Christchurch Clinical School. She has been based in Christchurch since. She has diplomas in children’s and women’s health. She enjoys the range of general practice, especially children, family medicine, and women’s health. Outside of medicine, Karen enjoys spending time with her family. She is happily married and the mother to two boys, who keep her very busy. She enjoys the company of friends, keeping fit, the outdoors, skiing, travel and reading. Presently Karen does not work Fridays.

Dr Dickinson is a partner of the practice.