Resourceful, self-confident and competitive, I am a former staff & freelance journalist. I have lived in South Korea since 2001 and now work as a freelance journalist providing news and editorial services, including news coverage and editing services during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.
As an A-1 graded Journalist with the former Australian Journalist’s Association, I worked in the Australian Parliamentary Press Gallery, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), as a Bureau Chief with South Australia’s then only independent daily broadsheet, The Advertiser, and as a Media Adviser and Press Secretary at federal and state government levels. I also worked as copy editor and staff writer with the Korea Times, Seoul, and as a freelance news copy-editor for GFN Radio in Gwangju, South Korea.
Holding a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Social Anthropology, including advanced, supervised research at the University of Toronto, Canada, I studied at PhD level in Social & Cultural Anthropology at the University of Melbourne within the Departments of Criminology and Anthropology. I received an Australian Postgraduate Scholarship, with Stipend (APA), to undertake my Ph.D. immediately after gaining my BA, without having to undergo a Masters’ Degree.