Canstar Blue Editorial Team

 

 

Canstar Blue has a skilled team of experienced journalists, content producers and subject matter experts dedicated to bringing everyday Australians factual, up-to-date and well-researched ratings, reviews and guides on a range of consumer-related topics including Energy, Phone, Internet, Home Appliances and much more.
If you want to know more about the high standards our authors hold themselves to, check out the Canstar Blue Editorial Code. Or, for more information about the process our editorial team follows to ensure our content is as accurate as possible, read our editorial Fact Checking policy.

Christine Seib

Editor-in-Chief

Christine Seib Canstar Blue Editor In ChiefChristine Seib is Canstar Blue’s Editor-in-Chief, where she oversees the production and distribution of all content, whether it be news on our site, Facebook posts about our unique research, email newsletters containing our latest buying guides or in appearances as a consumer-purchasing expert on 9 News, 7 News and in print and digital media across Australia. She works with the Canstar Blue team and the wider Canstar group to bring the best digital tools and information to Australians who want to purchase consumer products and services more easily and with greater confidence. 

Christine has almost three decades’ experience as an award-winning journalist and editor with some of the world’s largest media platforms, including The Times, CNBC and The Australian, and has focused on digital content production, distribution and monetisation for the past 15 years. 

She honed her skills on the content-commercial nexus at media and e-commerce scale-up Starts at 60, where as Chief Content Officer she worked with brands ranging from ANZ and Westpac to Nestle, GSK, Uber, Industry Super Australia, UNHCR Australia, Tourism NT and many more to bring commercial content, assets, events and marketing to Australia’s wealthiest demographic. 

With a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Communications, from the Queensland University of Technology and a traditional journalism cadetship under her belt, Christine loves to combine old-school storytelling with innovative technologies to create an online experience that helps users not only better-understand their own purchasing requirements but also identify the right solution. 

Being a die-hard news junky doesn’t leave much downtime but Christine does have a few other favourite things: Pomeranians, bromeliads, tattoos and sideshow memorabilia – in no particular order!

You can follow Christine on LinkedIn.  

 

Dean Heckscher

Site Editor

Dean Heckscher Canstar Blue

Dean Heckscher is Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, and leads Canstar Blue’s entry into new areas of content. He also covers everything from the fitness industry to small business, streaming services and the vehicles scene. Dean’s been writing in the comparison industry for more than four years. Prior to that, he worked for three years as a freelance writer whose work has included CarHamlet, Viw Magazine and Simple Living Australia.

Dean has dual Bachelor degrees in Business and Creative & Professional Writing from the Queensland University of Technology and completed further training in SEO and social media to further his expertise in producing digital content.

Dean is passionate about breaking down complex topics to help consumers better understand products, services and the markets around them. In his free time, Dean enjoys playing sport, volunteering and dreaming of a quiet country life, and is currently learning how to grow petunias.

You can follow Dean on LinkedIn and read more of Dean’s published articles.

 

Energy

ElectricitySolar | Gas


Kelseigh Wrigley

Energy Content Producer

Kelseigh Wrigley Canstar Blue

Kelseigh Wrigley is Canstar Blue’s Energy Content Producer, where she covers the retail energy market, with a focus on electricity, gas and solar. Previously, Kelseigh contributed to online publications such as Hunter and Bligh, and even had a short stint on the airwaves, reporting local news for community radio station 4ZZZ. 

She joined the Canstar Blue team after completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology

Kelseigh’s passionate about helping bill-payers discover money-saving deals on electricity, gas and solar. When Kelseigh isn’t busy keeping up to date with the energy sector, you can catch her curled up with a good book, baking up a storm or indulging in a few episodes of reality TV.

You can follow Kelseigh on LinkedIn and Twitter and read more of Kelseigh’s published articles. 

 

Telco

Phone | Internet


Tara Donnelly

Telco Editor

Tara Donnelly Canstar Blue

Tara Donnelly is Canstar Blue’s Telco Editor, leading the team that focuses on mobile, broadband and consumer technology, across news, reviews and how-tos. Tara’s spent a decade covering these topics in Australia, the US and Canada, which means she’s covered countless phone launches and industry changes, including the rise of 5G and Australia’s ongoing NBN rollout. 

Tara also has long experience in writing about telco within the comparison industry, giving her great insights into the information consumers want when determining which internet plan or mobile plan or device will best meet their needs, while time spent in the financial sector lets her crunch the numbers on price with ease.

Her telco expertise has seen her appear in national media including 9 News, 7 News, Sunrise, the ABC and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Tara has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Canberra and is passionate about simplifying complex subjects so consumers aren’t just informed, they’re connected and confident with technology.

You can follow Tara on LinkedIn and Twitter and read more of Tara’s published articles.

 

Emma Bradstock

Telco Specialist

Emma Bradstock

Emma Bradstock is Canstar Blue’s Telco Specialist, which means she covers all things telco, from news about the latest smartphone releases and reviews to 5G guides, hot NBN deals and mobile and internet industry news. Emma’s passionate about helping consumers find a better deal on their phone and internet plans, along with explaining hard-to-understand topics so Aussies can buy with confidence. 

Her experience in creating content for websites, social media, in email and on video allows her to provide this info for consumers in plenty of formats and on multiple platforms – handy when the topic is particularly tricky. 

Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media from Macquarie University and a decade of professional writing experience at print and digital media outlets and for digital agencies. 

When she isn’t focused on telco content, you’ll find Emma cooking up a storm or sewing her latest quilt while listening to history podcasts and heavy metal, or maybe just binge-watching her favourite shows (she has a soft spot for streaming, especially fantasy, sci-fi and all things Marvel).

You can follow Emma on LinkedIn and read more of Emma’s published articles.

 

Tom Fleming

Content Producer

Tom Fleming Canstar Blue

Tom Fleming is a Content Producer at Canstar Blue, where he specialises in phone and internet but also covers a host of consumer-related topics, especially in the streaming space. Previously, Tom wrote for a variety of lifestyle publications at Queensland Magazines, including The West End Magazine

Tom joined the Canstar Blue team after completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology.

Writing about sports streaming comes naturally to Tom, who’s a passionate sports fan. He has a special place in his heart for football, basketball and cricket, and has proven himself to be a pretty dangerous volleyball player too. If he’s not on the court or the field, Tom’s probably trying to find his new favourite album, whether it be soul music from the 1930s, new-age jazz-hop or anything in between.

You can follow Tom on LinkedIn and read more of Tom’s published articles

 

Home & Lifestyle

Appliances  | TechnologyGroceries | Home & Garden | Health & Beauty


Megan Birot

Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan Birot Canstar Blue

Megan is Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Editor, leading the team that focuses on consumer products and services, ranging from supermarkets and groceries to home and personal appliances and retail stores. She interprets Canstar Blue’s bespoke research on the thousands of brands that we compare, rate and review, to help shoppers make better purchasing decisions. 

When she’s not covering the latest consumer news or writing helpful features, guides and reviews, she’s sourcing the best deals on appliances, health and beauty, home and decor and more. 

Megan has a Bachelor of Journalism and Public Relations from Griffith University and has spent over five years in the comparison industry. Her previous experience includes working as a journalist for News Corp and for the Seven Network. Megan’s smart shopping expertise has been featured by national media including 9 News, 7 News and major print and digital publications.

Megan’s passionate about helping Australians buy the products and services they need with confidence, but when she’s not writing about dollars, cents and good shopping sense, she’s enjoying the outdoors or scouting for the best bakeries in town. It’s all about balance, right?

You can follow Megan on LinkedIn and read more of Megan’s published articles

 

Luciana Lawe Davies

Content Producer

Luciana Davies Canstar Blue

Luciana Lawe Davies is a Content Producer at Canstar Blue, where she writes about appliances and consumer products and services. She’s been a writer for more than four years, including stints as a copywriter and assistant editor, with her work appearing in publications including Lifestyle Queensland Magazine and websites such as Brothers Rugby Club. She also did a stint at community radio station 4ZZZ.

Luciana has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations and English Literature and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Queensland

Luciana enjoys bringing readers the best in what’s on TV and at the shops. When not at her keyboard, she loves to escape to the beach, carve up shapes on the dancefloor and continue her quest for the perfect croissant.

Read more of Luciana’s published articles.

 


 

Canstar Blue Research Team

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