Natasha Mitchell is a multi-award winning ABC broadcaster and has presented flagship programs including the national, daily morning show, Life Matters (2012-16), and was founding presenter and producer of the popular program, All in the Mind (2002-12), on ABC Radio National.
She has specialised in mental health reporting for much of her career. She served as a board member and vice president of the World Federation of Science Journalists (2009-13). Her broadcast work has received accolades internationally, including the overall Grand Prize and four Gold World Medals at the New York Radio Festivals, four Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Broadcast Media Awards, the Yooralla Broadcast Media Award, the Public Health Association of Australia Media Award, the Australasian Association of Philosophy Media Professionals’ Award, amongst other awards. Natasha was recipient of a prestigious Knight Fellowship at MIT/Harvard (2005-6), and a Marine Biological Laboratory Journalism Fellowship at Woods Hole.
She is a member of the new Executive Advisory board of Women in Science Australia (2016-). She served on the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Human Genetics Advisory Committee (2009-11), and was co-editor of the book anthology, Best Australian Science Writing 2013.
Natasha has an engineering degree with first class honours from Monash University, and a postgraduate diploma in science communication from the Australian National University.
She regularly facilitates events, debates and public forums around Australia (including three science dialogues with the Dalai Lama and guests).