I am an Australian journalist, correspondent and photojournalist reporting primarily on the Pacific Islands region. I contribute news, features and investigative stories for digital, audio and print for international media, including the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the South China Morning Post, The Times, Deutsche Welle, The Diplomat, and Fluters magazine.
I focus mostly on health, the environment, politics and transnational organised crime but also have extensive experience reporting on Pacific economies, trade, cultural and gender issues and on broader Asia-Pacific stories, including the struggle for influence over the region between major powers and Pacific leaders' leadership on climate change.
Prior to focusing on the Pacific, I investigated a rare and deadly kidney disease in Nicaragua, reported on Iraqi military efforts to rid Iraq of the Islamic State, on the intersection of health and the environment in South Asia and East Africa, the refugee crisis in Europe, and state sponsored violence in Central America. All together, I have reported from over 40 countries.
In 2017 I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Award for my reporting on CKDnT in Nicaragua, with versions of the story and or images going on to be published by The Times, the Observer, the Independent and the Financial Times.
Prior to freelancing, I interned with the Australian Broadcasting Corporations flagship current affairs program, the 7.30 report and worked on their news desk, reporting on local stories.