Meet the Judges

Each portrait is linked to the organisation’s website

Jen Cowley

Jen Cowley

National Association of Loss and Grief

Darren Eddy

Darren Eddy

Australian Funeral Directors Association

Doris Zagdanski

Doris Zagdanski

All About Grief

John Hardy

John Hardy

Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation

Margot Moore

Margot Moore

Beyond Blue

Mary Ringstad

Mary Ringstad

Calvary Mater Hospital

Ian Rawson, judge of Grieve prize

Ian Rawson

Hunter Mental Health Services

Dr Cath Kezelman

Dr Cath Kezelman

Blue Knot Foundation for Survivors of Childhood Trauma

Kathleen Wurth

Kathleen Wurth

Palliative Care Nurse

Judith Robinson

Judith Robinson

Volunteers for Palliative Care Inc. Maitland

Kim Borrowdale

Kim Borrowdale

Suicide Prevention Australia

Miriam Low

Miriam Low

Dementia Australia

Jane Newling

Jane Newling

Author of 'Missing Christopher'

Patricia Feenan

Patricia Feenan

Author of 'Holy Hell'

Garry Bellenger

Garry Bellenger

Manager, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Memorial Parks

Elena Terol - judge of Grieve

Elena Terol

Senior Project Officer, Everymind

Sally Hoyle

Sally Hoyle

PhD student, Creative Writing, University of Newcastle

Michael Tasker

Michael Tasker

PhD student, Creative Writing, University of Newcastle

Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith

Poetry Judge

Andy Kissane

Andy Kissane

Poetry Judge

Grieve Anthologies

Stories, essays, poems selected by the judges of the Grieve Writing Competition .

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