Guests and links to find out more

Alice Pung is an award-winning writerjournalist and essayist. She is one of Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelists of the Year 2015, Artist in Residence at Janet Clarke Hall and an ambassador for organisations that encourage literacy and literature among young people. Find out more about Alice.  

Andy Hutchinson is a journalist and photographer who has lived in UK and Australia. He diagnosed with ADHD when he was 53. Find out more about Andy’s experience of ADHD and adult diagnosis.


Daniel Bowen is best known as a public transport campaigner. He’s a frequent media commentator and blogger on public transport issues and one of Australia’s first bloggers. Find out more about Daniel. 

Dave Mallard is a founding member and President of Melbourne Men’s Group, promoting transformative personal growth and authentic relationship/leadership capability for men. Find out more at about Melbourne Men’s Group. 

Dr Gabrielle Peacock is a General Practitioner with mental health specialty based in Hobart, Australia. She runs workshops in Solution Oriented Therapy and lectures at The University of Tasmania Medical School. Find out more about Neonatal Kitten Rescue Hobart.

Jackie Wise is a complaints and dispute resolution specialist. She currently works within local government in Melbourne as a Senior Customer Advocate. Find out more about dispute resolution.

Dr Mark Cross is a consultant psychiatrist and member of the board of SANE Australia. He is the author  of Changing Minds, bestselling new book Anxiety and leads vodcast The Anxious Shrink.

Nick Staikos MP is the state member for Bentleigh in Melbourne, Australia. Nick has a history of community advocacy and activism and is President of Godfrey Street Community House, and an honorary life member of the East Bentleigh Senior Citizens Club. Find out more about Nick.

Susannah smiling

Susie went through chemotherapy and radiotherapy during COVID-19 lockdown. There are many amazing people and organisations who supported her, including Mummy’s Wish, Breast Cancer Network Australia, Look Good Feel Better and Facebook group Breast Cancer Support Australia.

Rachael Angus is a funeral and marriage celebrant who specialises in death services, and support for grieving families. Find out more about Rachael

Guest speaker invitation

Do you know someone knowledgeable and great for a chat  around mental health, anxiety or happiness? Have you read a book or an article, heard a radio or podcast interview and you’d like to know more from that person? Please let us know! Guest enquiries from publicists, media, authors and content producers welcome.
Each episode of Bloomcast features around 20 minutes of Susie and Steve followed by around ten minutes with a guest expert. Recording usually takes 30 minutes, to provide ten minutes of material. We record remotely (of course). Guests need a computer with speakers and mic and internet access – we do the rest. Drop us a line with your guest suggestions.