Speakers Profile - Dr Ann Jones

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Dr Ann Jones is a journalist and presenter with an engaging and energetic approach to live events. She has the ability to observe the unusual and bring them to life in creative ways.

She ensures a strong connection with content and can command a large audience with agility and flexibility, a skill she developed after years of radio presentation.

Currently a network presenter with ABC Radio National, Dr Ann Jones can be heard across Australia showcasing the best of nature, adventure and scientific research on her weekly program, What the Duck?! She also presents children's nature adventure podcast Noisy by Nature and presents nature and science programming for ABC TV (such as Catalyst) and online (such as How Deadly).

With a PhD in history from the Australian National University and a broadcasting degree from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Ann is experienced and at ease with any audience.

Growing up in country Victoria, she has broadcast across a wide number of regional radio stations and has a special affinity with those who have a connection to land and nature.

Ann can easily conduct events of a formal nature, such as conferral ceremonies, or more informal proceedings, such as tours or Q & A’s.

A genuine communicator, Ann’s unique mix of gentle authority and empathy leads people to discover intrigue, even in the mundane.