I am an award winning journalist with three decades of experience in reporting for newspapers, radio, television and online.

Over the years I have worked for several major news organisations and covered a whole range of news stories, features, documentaries and exclusives in both Australia and the UK.

I’m passionate about journalism and the impact good journalism can have on people’s lives.

Journalism is the only profession I know where people can seek help and expect to pay nothing for the help they receive.

Long may that remain true.

Through my role as commissioning editor at The Conversation I attempt to use my journalistic skills to help academics explain their work to a wider audience.