Prior to becoming Director of Media and Communications at Flinders University, Karen enjoyed a 30+ year career as an award winning journalist.
Starting at the ABC, she worked variously as a state government media adviser, a print contributor and established a public relations business, before returning to broadcast media. For more than 20 years she was the South Australian correspondent for Australia’s national multicultural broadcaster SBS, producing news and current affairs as a radio reporter, television video journalist and online producer, including reporting forays interstate and internationally.
Grad Cert Business Management (Flin)
Finalist - Walkley Awards 2011
Winner - SA Media Awards 2013
Finalist - SA Media Awards 2012, 2013, 2014
Winner - Governor's Multicultural Awards 2011, 2015
Winner - Archbishop of Adelaide's Media Awards 2011, 2013, 2014
Media team leader, responsible for overseeing the University’s strategic communications, media liaison, speechwriting, and content and editorial management of publications. Also provides media training.
Judge - South Australian Governor's Multicultural Awards
Judge - MEAA SA Media Awards
Member - Welcome to Australia's 'Intercultural Futures' Project Advisory Board
Judge - SA Department of Premier and Cabinet 'Come Together' multicultural festival grants
Judge - SA Department of Premier and Cabinet 'Celebrate Together' community grants
Panellist - Flinders University Early Career Researcher grants
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