Presenter & science journalist at Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Australia)

Natasha Mitchell

Natasha Mitchell is a multi-award winning radio presenter, science journalist, audio producer, and podcaster with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). She hosts and produces the weekly culture and science program and podcast, Science Friction, on ABC Radio National. Natasha was the founding presenter of the popular science & mind program All in the Mind (2002-12) - one of the world's first podcasts. She also presented Australia's daily flagship social affairs show, Life Matters (2012-16). Natasha served as vice president and a board member of the World Federation of Science Journalists, was an MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow (2005-6), and an MBL Science Journalism fellow at Wood's Hole. Her work has been recognised with the New York Radio Festivals’ Grand Prize and four Gold World Medals, amongst other awards. Natasha was co-editor of Best Australian Science Writing anthology in 2013. She regularly hosts debates and discussions at live events and conferences across Australia, including 4 dialogues with the Dalai Lama and leading scientists. She has an engineering degree, and a postgraduate diploma in science communication. In the rest of her life - dogs, gardens, cooking, and punk music bring her joy.