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PhD candidate at RMIT and tutor in screenwriting, The University of Melbourne

Clem Bastow is a Melbourne-based screenwriter and award-winning cultural critic. She teaches screenwriting at University of Melbourne, short story at RMIT, and holds a Master of Screenwriting from VCA. Her writing has appeared in books including ReFocus: The Films Of Elaine May (Edinburgh University Press, 2019) and The Full Catastrophe (Hardie Grant, 2019), and publications including The Saturday Paper, The Guardian and The Age. Clem is currently undertaking a PhD in screenwriting at RMIT.


  • 2017–present
    Tutor in Screenwriting, University Of Melbourne


  • 2017 
    VCA/University of Melbourne, Master of Screenwriting

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Writers Guild
  • Women in Film & Television (Vic)
  • MEAA