Sharon Davis

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Sharon is an award winning documentary producer and journalist whose body of work spans more than 20 years. She has worked in print, radio and television. As the winner of four Walkley awards and numerous other national and international awards, she is well-known for her ability to combine the rigour of investigative journalism with the eloquence of fine radio feature making, including observational story telling. She has produced more than 40 documentaries – many of them feature length – as well as extended interviews with notable writers, poets, authors and musicians such as Nadine Gordimer, Alistair Sparks, Hugh Masekela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Sharon has taught radio production, audio storytelling and investigative journalism at various universities as well as being involved in media development and training in southern Africa and the Pacific. She has also worked as a freelance print journalist in both Australia and overseas.
She recently produced the three part series Inside the NSW Drug Court – a compelling three-part radio documentary series that takes you, for the first time ever, inside Australia’s largest Drug Court – a specialist court where long-term addicts with extensive criminal histories are put through a gruelling rehabilitation program. Over a two-year period, Sharon was granted unprecedented access to the Court and five of its participants. They bare their souls as they struggle to stay clean and meet the court’s strict protocols of drug testing and counselling. They stumble, go back to jail and try again.