Lisa Sweeney

AFTRS Program Leader - Radio

Lisa Sweeney has a long career history in journalism, radio production and management. She initially worked in newspapers and commercial radio, then moved to the ABC where she worked for almost two decades in programming, radio station and news management.

As head of radio at AFTRS since 2011, Lisa initiated the Precipice Project after attending the industry conference Radiodays Europe in Paris. The presentations about podcasting sparked the notion that a film school would be perfectly placed to move podcasting in a new creative direction using the deep filmic experience available in the staff and students at the school.

Lisa’s current role as program leader radio at AFTRS means she is not only overseeing current courses to produce today’s industry professionals, but also looking to the future to ensure innovation and industry trends inform future curriculum. This project fits firmly within that brief.