Nugent, Miss Karen



General surgery


Pelvic floor surgery and colorectal surgery

Training and education

  • St Catharine's College, Cambridge
  • St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
  • St Mark's Hospital and Wessex rotation


Miss Nugent trained as a research registrar at St Mark's Hospital before being appointed in Wessex as a registrar and senior registrar. She spent six months in St Antoine, Paris doing pouch surgery, and a year in Basingstoke doing rectal cancer surgery.

Since starting as a senior lecturer, Miss Nugent has developed a pelvic floor practice for coloproctology linked with the urogynaecologists.

Key achievements

  • President of Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Head of school of surgery for Wessex deanery
  • President elect of coloproctology section of Royal Society of Medicine.

Awards and prizes

  • Hunterian Professor, 1994
  • Masters in Surgery, 2004
  • Masters in Education, 2002


Miss Nugent has interests in pelvic floor and functional research.

Information on Miss Nugent's research and publications is available on the University of Southampton website.