Susan Carland: scholar, author, feminist, and now quiz show host! Carland has been announced as the host of Child Genius, a quiz show on SBS TV which will air later in the year.

“Presided over by quizmaster, Dr Susan Carland, this brand new six-part series to find Australia’s brightest child in a unique competition documentary format, follows the lives of some of Australia’s brightest children and their families,” an SBS statement said. “These gifted children all have very high IQs and showcase phenomenal cognitive abilities in maths, general knowledge, memory and language.

Susan Carland told her 36,000 Instagram followers that she was so thrilled to finally be able to share the wonderful news.

“So thrilled to finally be able to tell you I’m hosting a new tv show on @sbs_australia! No, I’m not taking over from Lee Lin Chin – I’m hosting Child Genius, a show about really smart kids! These kids will astound you….and make you feel pretty dopey. I did. Repeatedly. Airs in November!” she said.

Carland has appeared on a number of other TV shows including Salam Cafe, The Project and Home Delivery.