Dr Amanda Gearing graduated with a Masters' Degree from QUT in 2012
and a PhD in Global investigative journalism in 2016. Amanda was The Courier-Mail's
reporter in Toowoomba for ten years until 2007 and received several
awards for her work including Best news Report (All Media) in 2002. She
has written in Australia and the UK for national and state newspapers
and has produced documentaries for ABC Radio National. In 2012 she won a
Walkley Award for Best radio documentary for The day that changed Grantham. She also won a Clarion Award for her radio documentary A living sacrifice in 2013. Her non-fiction book The Torrent was published in 2012 and an updated edition will be published in February 2017.