Jennifer Cooke

Journalist and Author

Jennifer Cooke is an award-winning journalist and author who has worked in Sydney, Hong Kong and Washington DC over the last 35 years for newspapers including the Sydney Morning Herald and the South China Morning Post. She also worked on the Secrecy for Sale probe into tax havens for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in the United States.

Her first book Cannibals, Cows & the CJD Catastrophe won the 1999 Eureka Science Book Prize. She has co-authored two other books in the true crime genre and edited a newsmagazine for general practitioners. She would really like to write a romance novel, if only she could find the time.

Jennifer has befriended and assisted people at risk of CJD for 25 years now and is also a founding member of the CJD International Support Alliance Friend and Advisor Group.