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The Wellspring of Wellbeing


Amanda Little + David Isaacs + Gemma Hartley

Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

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Amanda Little

Amanda Little

Amanda Little is a journalist writing about the environment and innovation. She is a professor of investigative journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University, and has a particular fondness for far-flung and hard-to-stomach reporting that takes her to ultradeep oil rigs, down manholes, into sewage plants, and inside monsoon clouds.

She is the author of the forthcoming book, The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World (Random House: Crown/Harmony), which explores how we'll feed humanity sustainably and equitably in the climate change era. She also wrote Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair With Energy (HarperCollins). Amanda has published her writing in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Wired, New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, NewYorker.com and elsewhere. A former columnist for Outside magazine and Grist.org, she is a recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism.

Little has interviewed figures ranging from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to John McCain and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, and National Public Radio. A graduate of Brown University, she serves on the Board of Trustees at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and kids.

David Isaacs

David Isaacs

Professor David Isaacs is a consultant paediatrician at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, and Clinical Professor in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Sydney. He has been a member of every Australian national immunisation advisory committee for the last 25 years. He is passionate about bioethics, and has published and taught extensively on ethical aspects of immunisation. He is one of several doctors who have exposed what they say is a culture of violence, abuse, self‐harm and cover-up on Nauru, in defiance of laws that could land them in prison.
Gemma Hartley

Gemma Hartley

Gemma Hartley is a writer, reporter, and author of Fed Up: Navigating and Redefining Emotional Labour for Good. Hartley received her Bachelor’s degree in English Writing with a minor in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno where she is now a distinguished alumna. After college, she began her career in freelance journalism moving from young motherhood blogs into writing for large mainstream publications in the subject areas of feminism, pop-culture, health & wellness, finance, parenting and mindfulness. Over the past few years her work has been featured in outlets including Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Health, Glamour, The Washington Post, CNBC, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Teen Vogue, and Huffington Post among others.
Her work on emotional labour has led her to speak internationally at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women, Rotman School of Business in Canada, and multiple venues across the US. She has appeared on The Morning Show (AU), Good Morning America, CTV’s The Social, and more in addition to being featured on podcasts such as Dear Sugars with Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, No Filter with Mia Freedman, and Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books with Zibby Owens. Gemma Hartley currently lives with her husband and three young children in Reno, Nevada.

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