As director of operations at Driver Youth Trust, Karen is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Trust. Karen’s background is in social research and she has worked in the education sector for twenty years. Most recently, she was head of impact at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and director of the Centre for Education Economics (CfEE). She is passionate about increasing and communicating the use of evidence in education to positively impact the lives of young people, and so founded the Twitter chat #UKEdResChat. Karen is also a school governor, trustee of Parentkind, and mum of two.