Amanda Dunn is the politics and society editor for The Conversation. Prior to that she was a reporter and editor with The Age for 16 years, specialising in health, education, social issues, the arts and pop culture. She was also a news, features and opinion editor on The Sunday Age, and later a columnist for The Saturday Age. She has recently co-edited a book of essays from The Conversation authors that examines the key policy issues in the 2019 federal election. The New Puberty is her first book.