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Kirsten Drysdale — Reporter

Kirsten Drysdale

Reporter

Kirsten started her journalistic career in Brisbane producing video and text content for museums and exhibitions. From there she made her way to TV where she wrote, produced and presented, starting on the ABC’s Hungry Beast in 2009, followed by stints at SBS’ The Feed, various Chaser productions including The Hamster Wheel, Media Circus, The Chaser’s Election Desk, and most notably six seasons of consumer affairs program The Checkout. In addition to her television work, Kirsten produced and hosted Radio National consumer psychology podcast Talking Shop and authored a book I Built No Schools in Kenya.

Looking into the black mirror: how teens use social media

Looking into the black mirror: how teens use social media

Paige has just turned 13 and is navigating her first year of high school. INQ reporter Kirsten Drysdale spent a day with her — and her phone — for a rare look at teenage life online.

A day in the life of a teacher

A day in the life of a teacher

'The raw energy of a grade one classroom on a Monday morning is like being inside a football locker room before a big match.'

The real crisis in teaching

The real crisis in teaching

'School education in Australia is becoming an evermore bureaucratised system, which is asking more of teachers and getting less in return.'

How you become Australia's most powerful bureaucrat

How you become Australia's most powerful bureaucrat

What drives Mike Pezzullo — and how has he earned the title of Australia’s most powerful public servant?