with Danielle Clode and Judith Hoare / Chaired by Collette Snowden
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When Danielle Clode set out to research In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World, about the first woman to circumnavigate the earth, she discovered scant details of an impoverished French peasant who embarked on her voyage disguised as a man. Judith Hoare’s The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code is the overdue account of Australian Dr Claire Weekes, whose pioneering work on anxiety and depression still forms the basis of much contemporary treatment. Danielle and Judith reflect on these groundbreaking but overlooked women, and why women are written out of history.
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Danielle Clode is a zoologist award-winning author of narrative non-fiction, history and children’s books. Her books include Voyages to the South Seas, A Future in Flames, The Wasp and the Orchid, and From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons. Her latest book is In Search of the Woman who Sailed the World.
Judith Hoare is a journalist who worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and The Australian Financial Review. She started her career on Chequerboard, a trailblazing social-issues program in the 1970s, and then moved to the AFR, reporting on federal politics in Canberra. She shifted to Features and held the position of Deputy Editor, Features, for 20 years. The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: The Extraordinary Story of Dr Claire Weekes is her first book.
Dr Collette Snowden is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Creative Industries at the University of South Australia.