Professor Karen Nelson has been Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) at University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia since April 2014. She also holds the position of Adjunct Professor in the Information Systems School at Queensland University of Technology.
Prior to joining USC, Professor Nelson was Director Student Success and Retention in the Learning and Teaching Unit at QUT. She has been in senior leadership roles since March 2008 and held academic leadership appointments at QUT from 2003. Professor Nelson is an Associate Professor with the UniSA Business School and with a PhD in Marketing Science (Media) she is recognised globally as an expert in digital advertising and media strategy.