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Academic Lead, Digital Transformation for Creative Industries, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Sunil Badami is a writer, academic and consultant. He teaches creative writing, film studies, digital literacies and on the future of work at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has a BA Communications (Hons) from UTS, MA in Creative Life Writing with Distinction from Goldsmiths, and a DCA from UTS. His doctoral thesis was on “the long and ignoble history” of the Great Australian Literary Hoax.

His work has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Guardian, The Monthly, The New Daily, as well as in Meanjin, Southerly, Island, Westerly, Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays. He has researched and written on topics as diverse as the futures of work and education and aged care workforce reform, and his chapter on The Golden Rules for Writing a Short Story is forthcoming in Creative Writing Practice: Reflections on Form and Process [Palgrave Macmillan].

He is a member of the UTS School of Communications’ Industry Advisory Board, an associate of Macquarie University’s Centre for Workplace Futures, a mentor for the Australian Society of Authors, a former chair of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, an academy member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy Awards, on the board of the Canberra Writers Festival and a judge of the Newcastle Writers Festival Fresh Ink Award for Emerging Writers. Find out more at


  • 2014–2021
    Casual Academic, UTS