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Dynamo Jean Kittson to MC
It is with great delight that we welcome back Jean Kittson to the APNA National Conference in 2019 to reprise her role as our switched-on, side-splittingly funny Master of Ceremonies.
A trailblazer in the role of women, Jean is a public advocate for education, youth, health, equal opportunity and ageing; making her an ideal MC to steer delegates through an action-packed conference program.
Jean Kittson was fabulous - she empowered the audience and set a great tone for the conference.
This comment from a 2018 APNA National Conference delegate reflects the overwhelmingly positive feedback on Jean's MC role, with evaluations coming in with a 96% satisfaction rating.
Jean Kittson is a performer and scriptwriter for stage, television, radio, magazines and newspapers.
Jean came to national attention on 'The Big Gig'. Followed by Let the Blood Run Free, Kittson Fahey, Good News Week, the Glasshouse, Flat Chat, The Einstein Factor, Media Dimensions, Strictly Speaking, Talking ’Bout Your Generation, Studio Ten, the Today Show and she is also well known for her comedy debates for the ABC, Channel 9 and Channel ten.
She has been a regular columnist with New Weekly, Sunday Telegraph, the Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney Magazine, Inspire Magazine, the Readers Digest Health Smart magazine and The Hoopla.
She is the author of Tongue Lashing, published by Penguin.
Her film credits include Hating Alison Ashley and The Nugget.
Theatre includes Mum’s the Word, Calendar Girls, Siren, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
She is a regular panellist on ABC 702 radio drive programme, Thank God It’s Friday.
She has conversed on Conversations with Richard Fidler twice.
Jean is an experienced MC, keynote speaker, panellist, debater and facilitator of conventions, conferences, award nights and other after dinner frolics, in corporate, government and community arena.
She was a founding Director of the National Cord Blood Bank, the inaugural Chair of the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (AGCF) and a founding Ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia. She is currently an Ambassador for The Macular Disease Foundation, Northcott Disability Services, The Raise Foundation, Taldumande Youth Services and the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation. She is the Patron of Junction Works and most recently she has been appointed the Patron of Palliative Care Nurses Australia.
As an advocate for women’s health issues, she was invited to speak about her experiences of menopause at the National Press Club.
This lead to her recently published book, “You’re Still Hot To Me. The Joys of Menopause.” (Pan Macmillan)
“Informative, accurate, funny and just so accessible. I love it and finally have the definitive book to recommend to my patients.” - Dr Penny Adams, GP and medical media advocate for women’s health.
Jean is married to cartoonist and political satirist Patrick Cook.
And is the mother of two daughters, Victoria 25 and Charlie, 18.