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Dr Gael Jennings

Following an early career as a medical researcher, Dr Gael Jennings has been associated with the ABC for nearly 40 years. She began in Sydney in 1986 as the inaugural national science and medical reporter for ABC TV News, reported for Quantum for many years and then was selected as the inaugural national science and medical reporter on the 7.30 Report. Gael moved to radio in 1996, as presenter of mid-mornings on ABC Radio 3LO/774 Melbourne and later afternoons in both Melbourne and across Victoria. She also took on the role of Development Producer, ABC TV Factual, then Documentary, in the genres of science, natural history, Indigenous, religion and ethics. Gael is currently an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. She brings to ABC Alumni her experience as a director on numerous boards including Museums Victoria, Questacon and the Cancer Council. Gael was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2020 for services to science and broadcasting.