Ms Karen Mitchell

Ms Karen Mitchell
Ms Karen Mitchell
Ms Karen Mitchell

Academic Skills Adviser

Office Address
G08 46/48 College Bounds
Old Aberdeen Campus
Centre for Academic Development
University of Aberdeen
46/48 College Bounds
AB24 3DS

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My love and hunger for education has been evident throughout my career, not only taking opportunities to study qualifications to enhance my practice, but also gravitating towards career pathways which allowed me to use my passion and commitment to learning to support others to achieve their goals.

My interest in neurodiversity has grown consistently over my years working in education at Community, FE and HE levels, moreso in the past few years where I have been supporting students with diverse support needs across various subject areas.  This has allowed my created and open-minded self the ability to develop suitable strategies alongside the students.

I am currently studying a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Assessment and Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties which will ultimately allow me to diagnose dyslexia.  

I also have vast experience supporting ADHD and Autism at HE level.


  • BSc Management Science 
    1995 - University of Stirling 
  • MSc Information Technology 
    1997 - University of Stirling 
  • PGCert Adults with Learning Disabilities with Severe and Complex Needs 
    2010 - University of St Andrews 
  • PGCert Autism and Asperger Syndrome 
    2016 - Sheffield Hallam University 
  • PDA Inclusiveness 
    2018 - College Development Network 
  • PDA Dyslexia 
    2014 - BRITE 

External Memberships

Dyslexia Guild (Associate FE/HE)