Karen Sanders Ph.D. is President of the Association of Political Communication (ACOP) and Research Director for the social sciences campus at CEU San Pablo University (Madrid), where she directs the Research Centre of Communication Trends. She is visiting professor at IESE Business School. Karen was at the University of Sheffield until 2006 and founding member of its Department of Journalism Studies. Karen lectures, writes and advises in the fields of political communication and communication ethics. Her books include Ethics and Journalism (Sage), Communicating Politics in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan) and, in 2013, the co-edited Government Communication (Bloomsbury).
She is a frequently invited international speaker and runs communication courses for Spain´s national public administration training body and for banking, health and charity organizations. Karen began her formal career in the City of London as the Parliamentary/Media Manager for the British Chamber of Shipping.