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Honorary Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, The University of Melbourne

Dr Gael Jennings is an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne.
She was an award winning national TV and radio broadcaster with 25 years’ experience as presenter, reporter and TV executive. She was the ABC’s first national science and medical reporter for TV News, and for the 7.30 Report, presenter of Victoria’s 7.30 Report, reporter of ABC TV’s Quantum and Catalyst, host of ABC radio 774’s mid-morning and afternoon programs, presenter of the weekly studio-based television current affairs program “Insight” on SBS, and a development producer with ABC TV in the commissioning process for factual content. She is an award-winning author of 2 non-fiction books and is a regular commentator on ABC TV News Breakfast and 774 ABC radio.


  • –present
    Honorary Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne


  • 1982 
    University of Melbourne/Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, PhD
  • 1974 
    Diploma of Education , Melbourne State College ( now University of Melb)
  • 1973 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours