Karen is an inclusive leader with 23 years of experience working in six research-intensive universities in the UK and Hong Kong. As Head of White Rose (Interim), she develops strategic initiatives to deliver growth, works with key stakeholders to create plans, provides operational management and oversees internal and external communications.
A respected expert in collaborative research across regional (White Rose) and International (Worldwide Universities Network) partners. She is a positive energiser generating enthusiasm and outstanding performance in others. A trusted mentor and qualified professional coach, she influences stakeholders, secures academic buy-in, and teams up talented individuals to create strategic collaboration and impact that no one can achieve alone.
Passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion issues, she is former Co-Chair of the Women at Leeds Network which advances gender equity and career progression in Higher Education.