Professor Karen Benson is a Professor of Finance, Deputy President of Academic Board and ITaLI's Acting Deputy Director (Higher Education) at UQ.

Karen’s research focuses on mutual funds, superannuation funds, and socially responsible investment. She has been a recipient of three Australian Research Council discovery grants. Her work is published in internationally refereed journals including the Journal of Banking and Finance, Pacific Basin Finance Journal and Journal of Business Ethics.

Karen's teaching focus is in financial management, international finance and professional learning for academics.