Chanel is a writer and musician.

She works as a contemporary music business lecturer; and as a freelance grant mentor for arts organisations, businesses and individuals.

She also does freelance copywriting and editing for marketing and website design companies.  She has a Bachelor of Arts with an English Literature major and has completed the Graduate Diploma in Writing Editing and Publishing at the University of Queensland.

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 new album.