Professor Karen Nelson-Field is Founder and CEO of Amplified Intelligence, and Professor of Media Innovation at The University of Adelaide. Karen is a globally acclaimed researcher in media science, is a regular speaker on the major circuits, including Cannes and SXSW, and has secured research funding from some of the world’s largest advertisers. Her first book, Viral Marketing: the science of sharing, set the record straight on hunting for ‘viral success’. Her most recent book The Attention Economy and How Media Works explains the stark reality of human attention processing in advertising.
Her research has been noted in The New York Times, Bloomberg Business, CNBC, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Contagious and The Drum, and she has been a regular media writer for the Australian Financial Review. Karen’s commercial work combines tech and innovative methodological design to look closely at attention metrics in a disrupting