Started at UNSW: October 2018
Main responsibilities with UNSW Sport: Covering sporting news in and around the university - from participation programs on campus, through to our clubs competing in local, state and national competitions and university nationals and our elite athletes. Raising the profile of UNSW as a top sporting institution as well as an academic one. My role also covers website, social media and strategy writing.
Skills: News and feature writing, copywriting, video editing, social media management, media relations, sports marketing and strategy.
Professional background: I am a qualified sports journalist who has written for a number of publications, most regularly The Guardian Australia. In 2016 I co-wrote Shine: the Making of the Australian Netball Diamonds, published by Finch Publishing. I have worked in sports media and marketing in Australia and the UK for 15 years, with a strong network of professional contacts throughout the sports industry.
Most enjoyable part of working for UNSW Sport: Being able to tell the stories of our incredible student athletes and club members. We have such an inspiring and diverse community and it's a privilege to be able to share what they do with the wider community. I'm also very excited about working on our new Women in Sport strategy, as I am incredibly passionate about women's sport.
Hobbies outside of sport: Reading, drinking tea, watching Netflix, hanging out with my daughter
Favourite athletes: Nat Medhurst, Alex Blackwell, Hannah Darlington, Ash Brazill, Simone Biles and Serena Williams
Favourite teams: Magpies Netball, St George Illawarra Dragons and Sydney Thunder
Sporting predictions for 2021:
1. Queensland Firebirds to make the Super Netball finals for the first time since 2018
2. Sydney Thunder to win back-to-back WBBL premierships
3. Hannah Darlington to debut for Australian women's cricket team
Something you wouldn't know about me: I once ran a full marathon and it was the second hardest thing I've ever done. Childbirth being the hardest!