Annabel McGoldrick

MA

Annabel McGoldrick is a part-time lecturer at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, specialising in Peace Journalism, and the Psychology of Peace.

She is also an experienced professional journalist, currently reporting for World News Australia, on SBS Television. Recent credits include the Sunday program, on Channel Nine TV, with an exclusive filmed report about the activities of Australian mining companies in the southern Philippines; and the BBC’s prestigious Newsnight program.

Annabel has covered conflicts in Indonesia, Thailand and Burma, and produced the BBC documentary, Against the War, presented by Harold Pinter, during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999.

Her publications include Peace Journalism (Hawthorn Press, Stroud, UK, 2005 – with Jake Lynch), as well as chapters in several books and several scholarly papers. She edited and presented two educational video documentaries, News from the Holy Land (Hawthorn Press and Films for the Humanities, 2004) and Peace Journalism in the Philippines (2007).

Annabel presented and chaired Reporting the World, a series of high-profile, on-the-record discussions involving editors and senior reporters in London, on issues of representation and responsibility in the coverage of conflict. She has led professional training workshops for journalists and peace workers in many countries, including the US, UK, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, Armenia and Norway.

Annabel is also a qualified psychotherapist. She works in private practice and has consulted on issues around journalism, conflict and trauma to organisations including the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma and the UN Population Fund.