My mother is learning the bagpipes!

from pipebär (Flickr)

from pipebär (Flickr)

I made this short documentary as part of an internship at Radio National.

My mother decided to learn the bagpipes. They are a difficult instrument to learn, especially when one is working full-time as a country doctor. Yep, I did this documentary before I had had any voice training, but it was a lot of fun.


Antenatal Depression – Radio Feature

This was a piece I put together for the parenting website The M Word, which was started by me and a bunch of other young women in Sydney. I had a great time working on the website and feel much more informed about that special time in a woman’s life when she becomes a mum – I’m not there yet, but I will be interested one day! For this feature I won an Ossie Award – the Mindframe for Journalism Education Prize for mental health reporting.

Antenatal depression and anxiety can be debilitating but they are not always recognised and treated. With advances in the treatment of physical conditions during pregnancy, mental health conditions are emerging as important areas of treatment and research.