Karen Collier
Director & Producer

As a creative professional, Karen has over 15 years experience in the area of strategic marketing communications across sectors. From 2003-2008 she worked with BRW’s Fast 100 Company, and award-winning integrated marketing agency, Cat Media and from 2005-2006 was invited to undertake a part-time internship with the Australia-based not-for-profit organisation, Vision of Humanity. Between 2004-2010 Karen was a personal aide to the then Dalai Lama’s Representative in Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia (Tibetan Government in Exile) and between 2010-2014, an editor and consultant to Tibet Information Office, Australia. Karen holds a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney and is currently an elected executive council member at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. Her academic research interests focus on mass communication, cultural leadership, political communication, international peace and security, business for peace (B4P), peace journalism, human security and leadership and global trends in non-violent direct action. Since 2006, she has undertaken ongoing studies in documentary directing and producing at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) and published various articles in The Journal for Business, Peace and Sustainable Development (BPSD), PeaceWrtites, Sydney Globalist (Global21 Network of International Affairs Magazines), with The Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA) and for various advocacy organisations. She is a member of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) – ‘the largest and most established union and industry advocate for Australia’s creative professionals.’