Speakers Profile - Zoe Kean

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Zoe spends her time observing the universe and sharing her wonder for it.

As an award-winning science writer with a focus on evolution, ecology, and the environment, you can find her words in The Guardian, the ABC, Cosmos Magazine, the Tasmanian Inquirer and the BBC. She is currently a radio producer at ABC Radio Hobart and writing the manuscript for her upcoming book 'Why are we like this?' due for publication in late 2024 with New South Publishing.
She is a familiar voice on Australian radio and is a regular guest on Triple J's Science Hour with Dr Karl, ABC Radio Hobart, ABC RN and local radio stations around the country.

Zoe is an engaging speaker and MC. Her journalistic flare means her talks weave compelling storytelling with rigorous research leaving audiences entertained but also pondering life's big questions.

Zoe has produced events throughout Victoria and Tasmania so understands the needs of the event producer and what is required to make their job easier.

Zoe connects with audiences of all ages and has a large following on social media, especially on TikTok where her videos often amass hundreds of thousands of views.

In 2023 she was named the MEAA Tasmanian Science, Technology and Environment Journalist of the year and in 2022 she was the MEAA Tasmanian Freelance Journalist of the year.