Susan works with the Education team at ACMI (the Australian Centre for the Moving Image) and enjoys exploring the moving image with students and teachers, building programs that foster creative and critical engagement with the moving image. She has a particular interest in Australian film and television and has published widely in the field of film, television and the media.
An Associate of La Trobe University, she completed a PhD in 2004 focusing on the introduction of television into Australia and received a post-doctoral fellowship to work with Felicity Collins and Sue Turnbull to work on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on Australian Screen Comedy. As a part of this project, she convened an international conference and symposium and published a number of articles focusing on Australian television comedy.
She was also the Reviews Editor for Media International Australia and is now an Editorial Adviser. She has published widely in the field of film, television, media history and screen education.
Located at Federation Square in Melbourne, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has the ambitious remit of exploring, celebrating and showcasing the moving image in all its forms: art, film, television, videogames and digital culture. In a world where moving image creation and communication have become fundamental to the way we engage with each other as public and private individuals, social groups and citizens, ACMI has a key role to play, particularly in relation to education.