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Helen Vatsikopoulos

Lecturer in Journalism, University of Technology Sydney

Walkley Award for Best International Report 1992.
Two UN Australia Media Peace Prizes.

Worked at both SBS and ABC 1 and the Australia Network for 26 years as a reporter, producer, presenter.
Programs include ABC News, Nationwide, 7.30 Report, Lateline, Dateline, News Extra,Talking Heads (SBS series), Face the Press, Foreign Correspondent, Asia Pacific Focus.

Documentary "Agatha's Curse" -SBS - Director, Writer
Documentary "New World Borders"-SBS Director, Writer
Documentary "Getting Frank Gehry" ABC/BBC -Original Concept, co-producer, co-writer

Currently teaching digital journalism at UTS.
Guest Lecturer - Jonkoping University Sweden, Aarhus University Denmark. Aristotle University Greece
Erasmus Mundus Visiting scholar - Aarhus and City University London 2014
Aristotle University Thessaloniki Greece - visiting scholar 2016

completed a Doctorate in Creative Arts UTS - 2019.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Journalism, University of Technology, Sydney


  • 1982 
    Adelaide University. University of South Australia, Bachelor of Arts , Bachelor of Journalism