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Stayci Taylor

Senior lecturer, RMIT University

Dr Stayci Taylor is a screenwriting practitioner, researcher and lecturer, with a background in theatre and writing for television. In 2022 she was named the national leader in her field (film) in The Australian research awards. Since completing her PhD by project (screenplay), winning the RMIT prize for research excellence in her category, she has co-edited the books A-Z of Creative Writing Methods (Bloomsbury 2022), TV Transformations and Female Transgression: From Prisoner Cell Block H to Wentworth (Peter Lang 2022), The Palgrave Handbook of Script Development (Palgrave Macmillan 2021) and Script Development: Critical Approaches, Creative Practices, International Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan 2021).


  • 2022–present
    Senior lecturer, RMIT University
  • 2019–2021
    Lecturer, RMIT University
  • 2017–2018
    Industry Fellow, RMIT University
  • 2009–2012
    Lecturer in Improvisation, Pacific Institute of Performing Arts
  • 2000–2001
    Lecturer in Improvisation, University of Otago
  • 1999–2000
    Lecturer in Improvisation, Gastown Actors Studio


  • 2017 
    RMIT, PhD in Media and Communication
  • 2005 
    University of Auckland, Master of Arts (First Class Hons.) in Film, Media and Television Studies
  • 2001 
    University of Otago, Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Studies)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Writers Guild
  • Women in Film and Television

Research Areas

  • Film, Television And Digital Media (1902)
  • Performing Arts And Creative Writing (1904)