PhD (Monash University)
Since 1979, I have combined work as a professional writer and film critic with a university career. I was film reviewer for The Age between 1995 and 2006. For my numerous books, essays and public lectures, I have won the Byron Kennedy Award (Australian Film Institute) and the Pascall Prize for Critical Writing, and my PhD on film style won the Mollie Holman Award. I am the author of four books and hundreds of essays on film, art, television, literature, music, popular and avant-garde culture.