Chanel is a writer, musician, event producer and tertiary educator.
She works as a contemporary music business and media communications lecturer and tutor; and as a freelance grant mentor for arts organisations, businesses and individuals. She has also worked as a freelance copywriter and editor for marketing and website design companies.
She has a Bachelor of Arts with an English Literature major, has completed the Graduate Diploma in Writing Editing and Publishing at the University of Queensland, and has a Master of Philosophy from QUT. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).
At the beginning of 2010, she worked in the Public Programs Officer role at the Museum of Brisbane. She developed a program of events to go alongside the groundbreaking exhibition ‘Prejudice and Pride.’
Chanel also plays in contemporary Australian folk band women in docs, and has toured Australia, the USA, China and Germany with this act. She is currently writing songs for a solo album.