Jo Chandler is an award-winning Australian freelance journalist, author and editor. She has filed from assignments in Africa, remote Australia, Antarctica, Afghanistan and, frequently over the past decade, Papua New Guinea. She has earned numerous distinctions for her storytelling, including a Walkley (Australia’s Pulitzer) and the premier science writing award, the UNSW Bragg Prize, twice. Her work covers science, global health, environment, human rights, women’s and children’s issues, and aid and development. She is the editor of the latest edition of the anthology Best Australian Science Writing 2016 (NewSouth). Formerly a long-time staffer at The Age (Melbourne), her work has been featured in The Guardian, New Scientist, Undark, ABC Radio National, The Monthly (Australia’s leading news features magazine) Good Weekend, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Griffith Review, BBC.com amongst others. www.jochandler.com.au.
Sessions as a Speaker
- Marriott Marquis: Salon 8