Alison Houston has been a journalist, writer, sub-editor and editor for over 27 years.

She has edited reference books, autobiographies and novels, as well as reporting for, sub-editing and editing regional newspapers and bi-monthly specialist magazines.

As a journalist, she has worked across Queensland, NSW and Victoria. Starting out as a reporter, she covered everything from general news to police rounds and court, feature stories to local and state government issues, before moving into editing copy and designing pages across more than 20 publications.

She currently works as a freelance editorial consultant and journalist for the International Arts and Health Conference, the Seniors Newspaper group and ABK Publications.



Dance for life and health: Are we ready for the senior demand?

DANCE is far more than entertainment.

That’s the message Katrina Rank wants government to hear as she advocates its health benefits particularly for older people and those suffering conditions including Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

Katrina is Ausdance Victoria’s director of Education, Training and Lifelong Learning. She is a practicing educator and dance artist and will be presenting at the International Arts and Health Conference at the Art Gallery of NSW from October 30 – 1 November 2017.