Awards and Honours

Awards and honours received include:

– Judge, Golden Target Awards, the “Oscars” of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, July 2015.

– Student Commencement Speaker, Macquarie University Faculty of Arts graduation ceremony, April 2012.

Madonna Marsden International Travel Grant (2011) to present at the “Popular Culture Association” and “American Culture Association” conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA, April 2011.

– Executive Producer Live Strong: Closing the Gap on Chronic Disease (29′ documentary, 2010), Finalist in the Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards, Darwin, March 2011.

– Executive Producer of Recovery From Trauma: What Works (2009), a 29′ documentary intended for people who have experienced a traumatic event.  This program won a “Freddie” award at the 2009 International Health and Medical Media Awards, the only program outside of North America to win that year.

– Executive Producer of Drinking for Two?, (2007) a 26′ documentary which was a finalist for the “Freddies” in the 2008 International Health and Medical Media Awards, and has been broadcast by SBS Television.

– Executive Producer of Managing Mental Health Issues for Young People (2004) and Preventing Rural Youth Suicide (2003), two panel-based television programs which together received a “Commendation” in 2004 from Suicide Prevention Australia in the category of Media.

– A personal Commonwealth Literacy Medal (1991) for my coordination of Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) activities during International Literacy Year (ILY) during 1990.


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