words 

A short collection of published works. 

 
 
PIC: Lauren Jones

PIC: Lauren Jones

the evolution of me 

Dear Kate, Vida Media, 2015
"At this exact point, you realise that there are some things more important than career and societal expectations. More important than what people think of you. Only a fire that is born from love, betrayal and injustice can give you the strength to challenge society’s constructions often built to silence." A letter to my younger self for Vida Media's preview edition. 

 

 

 
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health research 

Driving Skin Cancer Research, UON, 2014
Navigating the cellular highways of skin cancer is a complex journey and Professor Xu Dong Zhang is a driving force in mapping the pathways of melanoma that have, until recently, remained a mystery. Part of a series of profile pieces I completed for UON in 2013 - 2014.

Stroke of Genius, UON, 2014
Internationally renowned stroke clinical researcher, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi is on a medical mission 'Cure more, improve more, harm less'.

Gut Feeling, UON, 2014
Could problems in the gut be the cause of disorders such as anxiety and chronic fatigue? World-leading neurogastroenterologist Laureate Professor Nicholas Talley believes so, with his research showing that the causes of many diseases may lie in the stomach.

Trail Blazing Cancer Prevention , UON, 2013
A world free of breast cancer is Professor John Forbes AM's aim, and with a number of pioneering breakthroughs credited with saving millions of women's lives over his 40 year career, he is well on his way to achieving his goal.

Mention the Tension, UON, 2013
A staggering 70 per cent of medical errors can be attributed to ineffective teamwork. Internationally-renowned organisational behaviour expert Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell controversially believes the cure lies in harnessing tension and encouraging arguments within multidisciplinary healthcare teams.

 
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science & engineering

Shining Light on Organic Electronics, UON, 2013
Addressing global issues as diverse as the energy crisis, diabetes and mining safety, Professor Paul Dastoor and his team are at the forefront of the emerging field of organic electronics. Designing revolutionary devices such as solar paint and needle-free glucose tests, Professor Dastoor's innovations are set to improve the environment and lives of communities around the world.

A Gold Mine of Innovation, UON, 2014
Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson's contribution to the Australian economy and the environment as the inventor of what is considered by many to be the nation's biggest export earner in the last 25 years, has earned him gold status within the minerals industry and the inaugural Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in 2015. 

A Key to the Future, UON, 2013
In a digital age where information privacy is key, University of Newcastle Associate Professor Sarah Johnson is cracking the code on keeping business, government, defence and your secrets secure.

Fasten Your Belts, UON, 2014
"Bulk handling is not rocket science - it's harder." It is a big claim, but the Director of TUNRA Bulk Solids and the Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Professor Mark Jones, deals in big business and big products.

 

PTSD

 NSW Parliamentary Forum into Police Psychological Injuries, Speech, Hosted by the Hon. David Shoebridge MLC, NSW Parliament Theatrette, Parliament House, December 2014