Jo Chandler is Editor of The Citizen, and a professional expert and lecturer with the Centre for Advancing Journalism. She continues to file as a freelance for a range of publications. She is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience as a staff reporter, senior writer, roving correspondent and freelance writer. Jo has filed from assignments in Africa, remote Australia, Antarctica, Afghanistan and, frequently over the past 10 years, Papua New Guinea. She has earned numerous distinctions, including Walkley and Quill awards, the Bragg Prize for Science Writing, the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism and the ACFID Media Award. Her work covers science; environment; health; human rights; women’s and children’s issues; aid and development. Formerly a long-time staffer at The Age, her freelance work over the past five years has featured in The Atlantic, The Monthly, The Guardian, ABC Radio National, Good Weekend, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Undark, Griffith Review, New Scientist, The Global Mail, amongst others. You can find her work at