Jess is a Walkley-award winning investigative journalist who’s been reporting on domestic abuse for several years. Prior to this, she was a Middle East correspondent, and worked as both a producer and reporter for various programs across the ABC, including AM, PM, The World Today, and Background Briefing.
In 2019, she published her first book, See What You Made Me Do, about the phenomenon of domestic abuse in Australia. It was awarded the 2020 Stella Prize, and has been shortlisted for several others, including the Walkley Book Award and the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, and has been adapted into a television series for SBS.
In 2021, she collaborated with the Victorian Women’s Trust to produce a podcast series on coercive control called The Trap, and published a Quarterly Essay called ‘The Reckoning: How #MeToo is Changing Australia’.
She is currently a specialist gendered violence reporter for PRIMER, and is working on a forthcoming 3-part series on Consent for SBS.