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 & producer of the popular science, psychology and culture program, All in the Mind (2002-12), on ABC Radio National (ABC RN). She hosts & produces ABC RN's new science, technology and culture program and podcast, Science Friction.
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, amongst other awards.
Natasha was recipient of a prestigious Knight Fellowship at MIT/Harvard. Natasha is a member of the Executive Advisory board of Women in Science Australia.
She served on the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Human Genetics Advisory Committee, 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 leading scientists.