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PhD candidate, RMIT University

Clem Bastow is an Autistic advocate, screenwriter and cultural critic, currently undertaking a PhD in Autistic experience and screenwriting at RMIT. Her debut book Late Bloomer: How An Autism Diagnosis Changed My Life (Hardie Grant) was published in 2021. She has taught screenwriting at University of Melbourne, short story at RMIT, and holds a Master of Screenwriting from VCA. Her writing has appeared in books including Investigating Stranger Things (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), ReFocus: The Films Of Elaine May (Edinburgh University Press, 2019), and publications including The Saturday Paper, The Guardian and The Age.


  • 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
  • NTEU