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Sandy Watson


Communication for social impact

Based in Trentham and Melbourne, Victoria, I am a writer, university lecturer and teacher, and communication researcher. I help organisations big and small with communication strategy, media, and content. My writing on refugee issues spans two decades.

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I am a professional communicator with 25 years’ experience in corporate communication and non-fiction writing.


I write and consult on all aspects of the communication portfolio, from strategy, reputation, stakeholder management and engagement through writing and pitching. I have advised organisations across the private, public and NGO sectors, and currently teach writing and communication at RMIT and Monash universities.

My writing on refugee issues has been published in a range of formats over two decades, including exhibitions, opinion writing, and memoir writing. I am the author of One Perfect Day, a memoir about the experiences of a Melbourne woman who escaped from Hungary during the 1956 Hungarian Uprising.


I am also the co-creator of 56 Faces and Lost Chances exhibitions, which are collaborations with refugee communities to help amplify the voices and experiences of refugees: 56 Faces was exhibited in Australia and Hungary as part of the 2006 worldwide commemorations of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising; Lost Chances shares stories of how seeking asylum in Australia has impacted families. 

I hold a Masters of Communication (RMIT, 2003) and am in the final stages of a Research Masters on the representation of refugee, Indigenous and Muslim families.

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One Perfect Day audio book NOW AVAILABLE

Excited to release the audio edition of One Perfect Day, the memoir of Veronika Csosz first launched in 2013. Beautifully narrated by Ella Watson-Russell and produced by Spineless Wonders Audio

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Time for Australia to show its mettle

OPINION, Sandy Watson
WITH Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis growing, can Australia regain its mettle on refugees?

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One Perfect Day - the audio book COMING SOON

Veronika's story of growing in post-war Hungary and flight as a refugee after the 1956 Hungarian Uprising. Narrated by Ella Watson-Russell.

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One Perfect Day Melbourne launch: Readings, 2013

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