Meet the Judges

Each portrait is linked to the organisation’s website

Jen Cowley judge of Grieve competition

Jen Cowley

National Association of Loss and Grief

Darren Eddy judge of Grieve competition

Darren Eddy

Australian Funeral Directors Association

Doris Zagdanski judge of Grieve competition

Doris Zagdanski

All About Grief

John Hardy judge of Grieve competition

John Hardy

Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation

Margot Moore judge of Grieve competition

Margot Moore

Beyond Blue

Mary Ringstad judge of Grieve competition

Mary Ringstad

Calvary Mater Hospital

Grieve comp judge

Robert Sams

Lifeline, Hunter and Central Coast

Ian Rawson, judge of Grieve prize

Ian Rawson

Hunter Mental Health Services

Dr Cath Kezelman judge of Grieve competition

Dr Cath Kezelman

Blue Knot Foundation for Survivors of Childhood Trauma

Kathleen Wurth judge of Grieve competition

Kathleen Wurth

Palliative Care Nurse

Judith Robinson judge of Grieve competition

Judith Robinson

Volunteers for Palliative Care Inc. Maitland

Kim Borrowdale judge of Grieve competition

Kim Borrowdale

Suicide Prevention Australia

Miriam Low judge of Grieve competition

Miriam Low

Dementia Australia

Jane Newling judge of Grieve competition

Jane Newling

Author of 'Missing Christopher'

Patricia Feenan judge of Grieve competition

Patricia Feenan

Author of 'Holy Hell'

Garry Bellenger

Garry Bellenger

Manager, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Memorial Parks

Elena Terol - judge of Grieve

Elena Terol

Senior Project Officer, Everymind

Grieve comp judge

Sally Hoyle

PhD student, Creative Writing, University of Newcastle

Grieve comp judge

Michael Tasker

PhD student, Creative Writing, University of Newcastle

Grieve comp judge

Melinda Smith

Poetry Judge

Andy Kissane judge of Grieve competition

Andy Kissane

Poetry Judge

Grieve Anthologies

Stories, essays, poems selected by the judges of the Grieve Writing Competition .

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