An educator and writer, with a degree in Latin, English Literature and Archaeology from Sydney University.
Lucienne began her professional career teaching HSC Ancient History and English. She then trained as a radio presenter and journalist, and worked for nearly twenty years as an announcer, interviewer and foreign correspondent, for both the ABC and commercial radio in Australia, as well as for Rivera Radio in the South of France, where she lived and worked for three years. She was also Head of Radio at The Australian Film TV and Radio School (AFTRS) for six years, and lectured at Charles Sturt University.
She is an avowed Francophile, who speaks French fluently. During her time working for Riviera Radio, and as the European correspondent for 2UE in Sydney, she travelled extensively throughout the country, immersing herself in French history and culture, and interviewing artists, musicians, chefs and writers, among many others. She continues to spend regular time in France and has maintained strong contacts within the French community. She has also published a novel set in the South of France.