Karen is an experienced consultant and project manager, having worked with UN Habitat, the Green Growth Best Practice Initiative, Reading and Oxfordshire Councils and Empark.

She has also held roles with international NGOs including The Climate Group and NRG4SD.

Her primary research focus is on organisational governance and policy implementation processes to decarbonise the transport sector and societal changes required.

Karen has led several international projects and was the policy lead at the Institute for Carbon and Energy Reduction in Transport at Oxford University and the International States and Regions Programme Manager at the Climate Group.

She holds DPhil in low carbon transport governance from Oxford University, a LLB in Law and International Politics and MSc in Environment & Development.