Speakers Profile - Kerri Sackville

Author, columnist and social commentator

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With a background in social work and linguistics, Kerri is known for her observational writing and insights into the human condition. After her blog, Life and Other Crises, became hugely popular, her work was featured in numerous publications including The Sunday Times UK, SBS Life, The Australian Women's Weekly, and Prevention Magazine.

Now, as a regular contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age and Sunday Life magazine, her op-eds are amongst the most widely read across the sites.

Kerri is a regular guest on commercial and ABC radio networks, podcasts, and TV shows including Sunrise, The Morning Show and Studio 10. She is an accomplished public speaker, having appeared at numerous festivals and conferences over the years.

Kerri's first work of non-fiction was published in 2011, and she has since written five books and contributed to three anthologies. Her latest book is The Secret Life of You: How a bit of alone time can change your life, relationships, and maybe the world (Pantera, 2023).

Kerri has three kids and a recalcitrant cat and lives in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.