Sian has had a multi-faceted career in the arts, education and media. For the last three decades she has been a writer and broadcaster, working in radio, television, print and online. She is best-known for her work as a radio presenter on ABC RN, ABC Classic and ABC Melbourne, and as a regular columnist and opinion writer for The Age/Sydney Morning Herald. Her essays have been published in magazines and literary journals and her short fiction in a range of anthologies.
In 2014, Sian’s critically-acclaimed first book, SHY: A MEMOIR, was published by Text Publishing. Her second book, CHILDLESS: A STORY OF FREEDOM AND LONGING, was short-listed for The Age 2022 Book of the Year Award. She teaches creative writing at RMIT University, runs her own online writing courses, and mentors individual writers.