Overview

Current Work

Together with Madelyn Shaw, Textiles Curator of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution, I am developing a major creative research project Fabric of War - The Global Wool Trade from Crimea to Korea  

Expertise Keywords

  • Documentary History
  • Documentary Production
  • Documentary Theory

Subject Area Codes

  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
  • Feminist Theory
  • Film, Television and Digital Media
  • Historical Studies

Country Affiliations

  • China
  • Vietnam

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 38 (Other: 38)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Workshop
    Invited Workshop Presenter, to all the Documentary Filmmakers of Vietnam Television, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City,   Australian Embassy, Vietnam,   2015,  
    Due to the long hiatus in diplomatic relations between Vietnam and both the United States and Australia, the Soviet Union had a major impact on Vietnam's broadcasting and educational systems. As a result broadcast documentary practice lagged behind many other nations. Together with Thuy Bui, my Prime Minister's Endeavour Fellow doctoral student, I presented workshops to Vietnamese broadcasters on Contemporary Australian Documentary Production in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 2015. Thuy is returning to her role as a VTV executive, determined to build upon this work and her doctorate to reinvigorate the documentary tradition in Vietnam. These workshops are an important part of that broader strategy
  • Exhibition
    Navigating Norman Creek. Exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane $10,000 cash funding to crew members and support in kind of an estimated $150,000,   Museum of Brisbane,   2015,  
    The Navigating Norman Creek exhibition welcome 99,000 visitors to the Museum of Brisbane between June and October 2015. A public lecture, kayak tour of the creek, weeding bee of one of hte catchment's bush regeneration area and children's ecology workshop were all vital dimensions in building the community impact of the exhibition. It is now available online, where the first of three expected reviews to different professional publics will drive traffic to the site. This is a vital dimension of the ongoing project to build community awareness of water use and policy and of catchments as a vital feature of the landscape.
  • Collaboration
    Community History Funding of $13,000 in conjunction with the Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Commiittee,   Brisbane City Council,   2014,  
    This funding allowed me to make four more documentaries of the Navigating Norman Creek project and to successfully pitch to the Museum of Brisbane for an exhibition slot. Navigating Norman Creek welcomed 99,000 visitors in situ from June to October 2015 and is a vital part of building community awareness of water and catchments.
  • Commission
    Funding for Time and TIde: The LIfe of Norman Creek,   Brisbane City Council,   2011,  
    The Lord Mayor's Helen Taylor Grant for Local History ($10,000) allowed me to research and make the firs documentaries of the Navigating Norman Creek project. They were screened to the SLQ's World Water Day symposium, in the Reel Deal festival at Crane Arts in Philadelphia, to the Australian Teachers of Media, to international delegates of hte River Symposium, and to multiple community Groups. This funding allowed a project that is an important part of building community awareness about water and catchments.

Learning and Teaching

Contribution to Learning and Teaching

I am the Griffith Film School Research and postgraduate Convenor, including convening the Master of Screen Production and Graduate Certificate in Screen Production. As Deputy Head of School I also have oversight of overall GFS curriculum, and represent the School on the Arts, Education and Law Learning and Teaching Committee. I am also the research ethics advisor for the QCA/GFS.  

Current and Past Courses

  • Research Folio Development (7623GFS)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Research Folio Project (7691GFS_P1)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Film & TV Project (3657GFS)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Film & TV Project (3657GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Film & TV Project (3657GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Folio Project (7623GFS)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Folio Project (7623GFS)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Masters Production Project (7688GFS_P4)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Masters Production Project (7688GFS_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Masters Production Project (7688GFS_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Masters Production Project (7688GFS_P3)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Dissertation (7691GFS_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Dissertation (7691GFS_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Dissertation (7691GFS_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Dissertation (7691GFS_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Dissertation (7691GFS_P1)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Film & TV Project (3658GFS)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Film & TV Project (3658GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Film & TV Project (3657GFS)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Film & TV Project (3657GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Film & TV Project (3657GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Production Project & Prof Prac (3721GFS)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Sound Design (7655GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Production Project (3701GFS_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Sound Design 1 (2705GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Sound Design 1 (2705GFS)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Digital Production 2 (2703GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Digital Production 2 (2703GFS)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Film & TV Project (3658GFS)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Film & TV Project (3658GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Screen Production (3605GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Sound Design (7655GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Screen Prod Special Studies (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Screen Production Project (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Digital Cinematography (7602GFS)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Production Project (3701GFS_Y2)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Production Project (3701GFS_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Production (3654GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Digital Production 2 (2703GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Digital Video Production (1707GFS)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Screen Producing (3702GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Screen Prod Special Studies (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Screen Production Project (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Screen Business (7608GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Production Project (3701GFS_Y2)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Production Project (3701GFS_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Screen Distribution (3704GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Screen Production (3605GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Film & TV Prod Special Studies (2562GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Film & TV Prod Special Studies (2562GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Screen Producing (3702GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Screen Prod Special Studies (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Screen Prod Special Studies (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Screen Production Project (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Screen Production Project (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Screen Business (7608GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Film & TV Project (3657GFS)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Film & TV Project (3657GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Film & TV Project (3657GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Scriptwriting 3 (3716GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Screen Distribution (7693GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Production (3604GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Production Project (3701GFS_Y2)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Documentary Scriptwriting (7652GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Film and Television Project (7657GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Film and Television Project (7657GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Screen Distribution (3704GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Screen Distribution (3704GFS)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Film & TV Prod Special Studies (2562GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Film & TV Prod Special Studies (2562GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Film and Television Project (7658GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Screen Producing (3702GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Documentary Scriptwriting (3707GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Screen Prod Special Studies (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Screen Prod Special Studies (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Screen Production Project (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Screen Production Project (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Screen Business (7608GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Film & TV Project (3657GFS)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Film & TV Project (3657GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Film & TV Project (3657GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Folio Project (7623GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Screen Distribution (7693GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Production (3604GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Production (3654GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Film & TV Project (3658GFS)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Film & TV Project (3658GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Screen Distribution (3704GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Film & TV Prod Special Studies (2562GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Production Intensive (7614GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Screen Producing (3702GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Screen Producing (3702GFS)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Production Project 2 (3703GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Production Project 2 (3703GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Screen Prod Special Studies (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Screen Prod Special Studies (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Screen Production Project (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Screen Production Project (2203GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Screen Business (7608GFS)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Screen Business (7608GFS)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Education and Training

  • DA Doctor of Arts, (Creative), UTS
  • BA Bachelor Of Arts With Honours, University Of Sydney 1981
  • BA Film Tv Bachelor of Arts (Film and Television), Aust Film, Radio & Tel School 1991