She has an accounting qualification and says she is still shocked at the distinction average result.
Joan worked as a TV news and current affairs journalist when the news was still being shot on film.
She has had my own TV Production and Post-Production company called Visualeyes for over 20 years.
For the last ten years, Joan has been teaching at Petersham Media Centre, TAFE.
Joan has been married for nearly 40 years to the same bloke, who she says she like heaps. They have two kids and she likes them too.
Joan likes to cook, especially when her dinner guests don't have to get their stomachs pumped out.
And yes, she says, she is related.