I’m an experienced communications manager for not-for-profit organisations in Australia and India, in the fields of health and social welfare.
As the former Media Manager for Cancer Council Australia, I executed leading-edge media and advocacy campaigns that achieved wide coverage and were shortlisted for national awards, such as skin cancer campaigns Save Your Skin (shortlisted for a Caples Award), and Don’t Be a Victim. I also coordinated advocacy campaigns which achieved their goal of influencing government policies. These include: Cancer Council’s Get Behind Bowel Screening (Commended, PRIA awards); the campaign to ban human gene patenting; and CADPHC’s campaign to address alcohol abuse in Central Australia.
In India, I have executed media work for not-for-profit organisations, such as: Jagori’s Safe Delhi campaign (part of UN Women’s Gender Inclusive Cities Project), which addressed harassment in public spaces; and AVAG’s Woman Power microcredit project, for which I produced a 20 minute documentary film.
I hold a post-graduate degree in journalism (UTS), and have had print features published in major journals. From time to time, I undertake professional writing and communications advisory commissions.