Karen has been the Coordinator for the Island Health Clinical Research Ethics Board for the past 9 years. She also has more than 15 years experience conducting biomedical and translational research. She has been an author on several peer-reviewed articles. She has also served as a board member for an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Karen brings her knowledge as a researcher and reviewer to the field of research ethics, and has been a collaborator in various aspects of the BC Harmonized Ethical Review processes over the years.