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


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.  



ElectricitySolar | Gas | Phone | Internet

Tara Donnelly

Utilities Editor

Tara Donnelly Canstar Blue

Tara Donnelly is Canstar Blue’s Utilities Editor, leading the team that focuses on energy, telecommunications and consumer technology, across news, reviews and how-tos. Tara has spent more than a decade covering these topics in Australia, the US and Canada, which means she’s written about countless product launches and industry changes, including the rise of 5G, Australia’s ongoing NBN rollout, the recent years of energy price volatility and the rise of renewable energy sources.

Tara also has long experience in writing within the comparison industry, giving her great insights into the information consumers want when determining which plan or device will best meet their needs, while time spent in the financial sector before turning her talent to content lets her crunch the numbers on price with ease. Tara leads the coverage of Canstar Blue’s ratings and awards for the internet and phone sectors and is an expert at advising consumers on how to use comparison tools to find the best power, internet or phone deal.

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

Tara has been nominated for multiple awards for her technology reporting, including Canstar Blue’s highly commended recognition for Best Consumer Technology Coverage in 2024.

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.

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


Emma Bradstock

Senior Telco Specialist

Emma Bradstock

Emma Bradstock is Canstar Blue’s Senior Telco Specialist, which means she covers all things internet- and phone-related, from news about the latest smartphone releases to 5G guides, hot NBN deals and mobile and internet industry news. Her specialist area is in-depth handset reviews, in which she puts new phones to the test to determine whether their specs add up to value for money. Emma also leads Canstar Blue’s ratings for the tech sector and plays a key role in presenting Canstar Blue’s internet and phone ratings and awards to readers.

Emma’s passionate about helping consumers find a better deal on their phone and internet plans, along with explaining hard-to-understand topics and identifying products worth purchasing 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’s reporting was recognised in Canstar Blue’s nomination for Best Consumer Technology Coverage in 2024.

Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media from Macquarie University and over 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.


Katrina Hasdell

Energy Content Producer

Katrina Hasdell is an Energy Content Producer at Canstar Blue, where she covers Australia’s retail energy market. Katrina is dedicated to providing consumers with easy-to-read information on their energy options so they can get better deals on electricity, solar power and more. 

She previously wrote content for Australia’s leading home services company, Pulse Home Services, while completing her BA in professional writing and publishing at Curtin University.

As a mum of two, Katrina has little spare time, but when does get a moment to herself, you’ll find her with her nose in a book or playing a story-fueled videogame.

You can follow Katrina on LinkedIn.


Home & Lifestyle

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Meagan Lawrence

Consumer Editor

Meagan Lawrence is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Editor, where she leads the Home and Lifestyle team’s coverage of home appliances, supermarkets and groceries, retail and services and more. Meagan also helps produce our famed Star Ratings, giving consumers the power to make better purchasing decisions across a wide range of products. 

Meagan has more than a decade’s experience in news and content and has worked for some of Australia’s largest media organisations, including Bauer Media and Seven West Media. As a journalist and editor, she has covered news and politics, entertainment, lifestyle and food and is driven by the need to deliver readers with interesting information that both informs and empowers. 

Meagan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology. When she’s not working, you’ll find her wrangling her two young children or hiding in bed with a book. 

You can follow Meagan on LinkedIn.


Kate Lockyer

Home & Lifestyle Content Producer

Kate Lockyer

Kate Lockyer is a Home and Lifestyle Content Producer at Canstar Blue, where she writes about appliances, homewares and beauty, groceries and more. Kate also helps produce our famed Star Ratings, giving consumers the power to make better purchasing decisions across a wide range of products. Kate has worked as a content writer, media assistant and newsroom contributor for a variety of organisations and publications, including the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Service, community radio station 4ZZZ and Shelly’s Swim School.

Kate has a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Queensland (UQ) and is currently completing her Masters in Information Technology at UQ.

When Kate isn’t writing, you’ll find her listening to a podcast or on the football field. She is a passionate member of the UQ Football Club and loves to watch a professional game when she can.

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

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