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Journalist, Author & Host


Elfy Scott is a presenter, journalist, and author.

In 2023, Elfy was appointed as an Executive Editor at Mamamia, publishing long-form journalism and columns and appearing on podcasts such as The Quicky, Mamamia Out Loud and The Spill.

Previously, Elfy hosted the Spotify exclusive podcast Left Right Out and the weekly environmental news podcast The Green Canary.

Her debut book, ’The One Thing We’ve Never Spoken About’ focuses on the experiences of people living with complex mental health conditions in Australia and was published by Pantera Press in early 2023.

Elfy started out her journalism career at BuzzFeed News as their first science reporter, and her freelance journalism has been featured in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, SBS, Junkee, Pedestrian, and VICE.

Elfy also worked as the senior producer and host of the daily video news show, The Junkee Takeaway for Junkee Media, which secured over 20 million views in its first year. In 2021, she took home a 30 Under 30 award from B&T in the Producer/Journalist category for her work on this show. She has collaborated as a presenter and producer with a number of high-profile brands, including Red Bull, Google, Snapchat, Greenpeace, and Bank Australia.

Elfy is a huge nerd at heart, and her greatest passions include science reporting, climate action, and talking about mental health.

Talking Points

Reframing our thinking about mental health

Elfy Scott is a journalist, presenter, and author whose mum lives with schizophrenia. In writing her book, 'The One Thing We've Never Spoken About' (Pantera Press), Elfy came to some pretty big conclusions about stigma around mental health and how we can reframe our thinking about it. In this talk, Elfy walks the audience through the research on stigma and addresses how we can all participate in dispelling stigma and ensuring that marginalised voices in mental health are heard.

MC & Host

With a distinguished career spanning journalism, podcasting, and executive editing, Elfy's dynamic presence and ability to engage audiences make her an exceptional MC. Her experience hosting major events, such as the 2023 National Summit on Intergenerational Fairness and the 2022 Momentum Sustainable Finance conference, reflects her versatility and adeptness in navigating diverse subject matters.

Elfy's passion for storytelling and her background in psychology and advanced journalism ensure that she informs and captivates audiences, making her a standout choice for any occasion.
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