Jill Stark is a senior writer with The Sunday Age. She joined The Age in 2006, where she has predominantly covered health, specialising in alcohol and drug issues, mental health, and public-health policy. In 2008, she won the National Drug and Alcohol Award for excellence in media reporting with her 'Alcohol Timebomb' series, which investigated Australia's bingedrinking problem. In 2011, she won again for a range of alcohol-related stories, including a first-person piece detailing her break from drinking.
Raised in Edinburgh, Jill began her journalism career in Scotland in the 1990s. She worked for newspapers such as the Daily Record, The Scotsman, and the Evening Times, before she moved to Melbourne, where she currently lives, in 2001.
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