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Phil Kafcaloudes Graduate Researcher, Graduate Research School

Phil Kafcaloudes is an author and broadcast journalist who presented the breakfast program on the ABC’s Radio Australia for nine years, earning him a highly commended as International Radio Personality (Asian Broadcasting Awards). For the ABC he worked in 12 countries, and hosted the corporation’s first English language program from China. For a Churchill Fellowship, he studied journalism trauma training worldwide. In 2011 his novel Someone Else’s War was published in Australasia and Europe. It tells the story of his grandmother who was a spy in Greece in WWII. As an extension, he has just submitted a PhD on oral history storytelling which involved adapting the novel into a play. Phil has also taught journalism at La Trobe University and at RMIT where in 2019 he produced the first national TV election program presented entirely by students. This program earned Phil the inaugural teaching award by the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia. He is currently in discussions for staging his play in Greece, and is writing a sequel.


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