Meet our CHOICE Experts who will be online to answer your questions.
What is CHOICE ?
How to use this section
Meet the Experts
Kate Browne is a journalist who has contributed to a wide range of publications including The Sun-Herald and The Sunday Telegraph. For the last six years she has worked as a investigative journalist for CHOICE, focussing on consumer affairs covering issues from chemical regulation to cosmetic surgery. Earlier this year she also worked as a writer and presenter on the ABC TV consumer affairs series The Checkout.
Kate’s last job before starting at CHOICE was a stint in the Bolivian jungle working with monkeys, which she believes was excellent training in how to wrangle her two young kids at the supermarket.
Chris Barnes began his working life in IT at Qantas, but after 15 years, the urge for a career change led him to CHOICE. He has been with CHOICE for nine years and now leads a team of lab testers and content producers who test and write about household appliances and products, including baby and kids' items such as strollers, cots, high chairs, bike seats and more. With these products the focus is always on safety. Chris and his team sit on various Australian standards committees and work closely with the ACCC and state consumer departments, to share CHOICE knowledge and stay abreast of safety issues.