Honorary Research Associate of the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University

Post-graduate research on the Australian film Industry especially the state film corporations: 40 years broad professional experience in production in film, television and radio; regular 'blogger of the week' for RMIT; former television commentator on 6IX and 6PR and occasional contributor to Crikey and Technology Spectator.

I present a regular segment on television on ABC regional Victoria.

I also produce and present the national arts and culture current affairs radio program Arts Alive, and am Media Policy Editor for Screen Hub.


  • 2010–present
    Media policy editor, Screen Hub (www.screenhub.com.au)
  • 1997–present
    Presenter &producer, Arts Alive
  • 2007–present
    Hon. Research Associate, School of Media and Communication, RMIT Univ.
  • 2004–present
    Honorary fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Univ. of Melbourne
  • 1982–1987
    Executive producer, Film Victoria
  • 1977–1977
    Field producer & production manager , TCN Channel 9, The Africans, (6 X 50 mins.)
  • 1975–1977
    Film consultant, Film, Radio & Television Board, Australia Council


  • 2006 
    RMIT, PhD
  • 1998 
    RMIT, Master of Arts by research


  • 1989
    Don't Panic, Mc Culloch Publishing, Melbourne

Grants and Contracts

  • 2005
    Arts Alive: arts and culture current affairs
    Radio production Funding
    Funding Source:
    Community Broadcasting Foundation

Research Areas

  • Screen And Media Culture (200212)
  • Arts And Cultural Policy (160502)
  • Communications And Media Policy (160503)
  • Australian Government And Politics (160601)