Department: Senior leadership team
Karen Sim
Head of Programmes

Karen Sim is the Head of Programmes at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. A familiar face to the RSE, having been at the RSE for 11 years, previously managing the public engagement team and the broad programme of activity. Her progression during her time has given her a 360 view of the organisation combined with her dedication. During her time at the RSE she has organised international workshops, led a series of thematic debates during the Scottish independence referendum, streamlined the hybrid approach to the public engagement programme during the Covid-19 pandemic, and provided essential support for the Post Covid Futures Commission.

Previously, she worked for a charity that empowered people through a programme of educational and vocational activities. It was while at FABB Scotland that she discovered her passion for working in an educational charity, working with like-minded colleagues to achieve a shared mission.

When she’s not at work, you can often find her running around after her two children, enjoying some fresh air walking the dog or going for a run.