Ben Goldsmith is Senior Lecturer in Screen and Media, and program convenor of the Bachelor of Creative Industries at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

His recent research focuses on media policy and the Convergence Review, and he wrote three submissions to the Review on behalf of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. His research interests include Australian cinema and television, media production and globalisation, and media and cultural policy. He has previously worked at Queensland University of Technology, the University of Queensland, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and Griffith University. He has written several books including Rating the Audience (with Mark Balnaves and Tom O'Regan) The Film Studio (with Tom O’Regan), and Local Hollywood (with Susan Ward and Tom O’Regan). He is the co-editor (with Mark Ryan and Geoff Lealand) of the Intellect Directory of Australian and New Zealand Cinema, volume 2, published in 2015.


  • 2012–present
    Senior Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2011–2012
    Senior Research Fellow, Swinburne Institute, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2010–2010
    Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland
  • 2004–2010
    Lecturer and Researcher, Australian Film, Television and Radio School


  • 1997 
    University of Queensland, PhD, English
  • 1991 
    University of London, MA (Hons), Area Studies (Australia)

Research Areas

  • Screen And Media Culture (200212)
  • Media Studies (200104)