Dr Karen Fowler-Watt is a former senior BBC journalist, who worked for news and current affairs programmes The World at One and PM, as well as in the field; in the Middle East, covering the first Gulf War, in Moscow and in the US. Now, as a senior academic at Bournemouth University, she is engaged in reflection on issues associated with journalism, with the aim of seeking best practices. Her research focuses on empathy in reporting conflict, trauma awareness in journalism education and marginalised voices. She works closely with Global Voices and she is currently co-investigator for a funded project working with children affected by the civil conflict in Colombia and another on fake news and media literacy.