Natasha Mitchell hosts daily morning show, Life Matters, on ABC Radio National.
Other Appointments and Qualifications: Natasha was the founding presenter and producer of the popular science, psychology and culture radio program, All in the Mind, between 2002-2012. She served as a board member and then vice-president of the World Federation of Science Journalists between 2009-2013. Her broadcast work has received accolades internationally, including the overall Grand Prize and four Gold World Medals at the New York Radio Festival, among other awards. Natasha was the recipient of a Knight Fellowship at MIT/Harvard in 2005-2006, and a Marine Biological Laboratory Journalism Fellowship at Woods Hole. She served on the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Human Genetics Advisory Committee from 2009-2011. In 2005, she hosted and co-produced the series, Parched Lands, with the BBC World Service. Natasha has an engineering degree from Monash University and a postgraduate diploma in science communication from the ANU.
Influence: Ms Mitchell’s ABC Radio National Show, Life Matters, charts and analyses contemporary Australian life with a special focus on social policy, personal stories, and listener contributions. She regularly chairs public debates and forums around Australia, including her third science dialogue with the Dalai Lama and guests in 2013. She is co-editor of the anthology, Best Australian Science Writing 2013.