Rosamund Burton was born in Ireland, and grew up in England. Having worked as an actress in Dublin and London (1982–1989), and as Publications Manager for England's first left-wing think-tank (1990–1994) she came to Australia to join the organising team for the Mind Body Spirit Sydney Festival (1995–2001). For three and a half years she headed this small team as the General Manager.
From 2000 to 2005 she was both a story contributor and presenter for the weekly alternative health program Panacea on 2SER Community Radio.
Since 2001 Rosamund has worked as a freelance journalist.