Karen has been employed by The University of Queensland (UQ) since 2001, initially as a finance academic and more recently in the Office of the Academic Board and the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI).

Over the last 12 years, she has held significant leadership roles, both within the Business School and at the broader University level. Her experience has resulted in a deep understanding of UQ’s teaching and learning goals, processes and policies which enable leadership and delivery of ITaLI's agenda.

With a background in finance education and research, Karen has strengths in curriculum design for large undergraduate and postgraduate programs, teaching diverse student groups, delivery of executive education, assessment design, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.