Masters of Journalism/Sustainability graduate Nardine Groch is an environmental journalist, radio producer and wildlife photographer from Australia.
She has travelled to many wild places, from Svalbard to the Amazon, to work alongside scientists and photograph animals in their natural environment.
Nardine has worked as an animal presenter at Zoos Victoria for nine years and in 2010 produced a short film about lions through the Wildlife Film Academy in South Africa.
More recently, Nardine has worked as a researcher and features writer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Last year she produced a radio documentary for ABC Radio National’s PocketDocs program as part of her Masters of Journalism/Sustainability called The Whale Aria, where she used her own classically trained soprano voice to compare whale and human song.
The Whale Aria goes to air on ABC Radio National on October 28.
“Nardine’s radio documentary is a great example of practice-based research where our students explore relevant research questions through the application of practice, in this case in the production of high-quality journalism” said Associate Professor Mia Lindgren, head of school of MFJ and supervisor of Nardine’s Masters project.
Nardine has qualifications in creative writing, zoology and environmental journalism and last year spent her final semester in Copenhagen where she gained media accreditation to attend the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris as a freelance journalist.
Her focus is to use the creative mediums of radio, TV and digital to engage audiences in compelling wildlife, environmental and conservation storytelling that will better explore the human relationship with the natural world.
Nardine is currently studying on the BBC Natural History Unit affiliated Masters of Wildlife Filmmaking at UWE in Bristol, where she is further developing her skills in storytelling, camera, sound, editing and field craft.