Vice President, Engineering
Karen has over 15 years’ experience working in multidisciplinary research, and research and development management. After obtaining her PhD from Monash University in 2003 in X-ray Physics, Karen’s postdoctoral work, as an Australian Synchrotron Research Program Fellow, explored the use of synchrotrons (highly intense x-ray sources) to studying cancers of the brain and breast. Subsequent research focused on synchrotron imaging for understanding the origins and development of lung disease, in particular cystic fibrosis and asthma. Karen established multidisciplinary national and international research collaborations and attracted significant research funding in support of these efforts. She also has a keen interest in enabling uptake of novel technologies, having worked in this capacity at both Monash Biomedical Imaging and the Australian Synchrotron.
As Vice President of Engineering at 4Dx, Karen now leads the company’s research and development teams, providing a structured management program for these highly technical teams to enable performance on time and on budget.
PhD Monash University
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Monash University