Research and teaching excellence stories
Our undergraduate teachers are also award-winning storytellers, such as writer, filmmaker and research leader Professor Kathryn Millard. Her films are internationally recognised and much awarded. Psychology, history and the afterlife of images are recurring themes in her body of work across screen, radio and print. Most recently, her dramatised documentary Shock Room (2015) won 'Best Australian Documentary' at the Antennae Documentary Film Festival. Kathryn is currently developing further projects on landmark experiments in collaboration with social psychologists.
Other major long-form credits as writer and director include The Boot Cake (2008); Travelling Light (2003); Parklands (1996) and Light Years (1991). Kathryn's scripts-across drama and documentary, features and public broadcast-have received multiple Australian Film Institute and AWGIE (Australian Writers' Guild) nominations. Her features have won AFI Awards for 'Best Supporting Actress' and 'Best Cinematography' while Parklands introduced Cate Blanchett in her first leading role in film. Her films have been invited to dozens of major international film festivals and venues.
Alongside her work as a screenwriter, producer and director, Kathryn has written extensively for print and radio and collaborated on award-winning film and theatre projects as a script editor and dramaturg.