My academic film research focuses on the temporal nature of the moving image. I’m interested in philosophical and psychological explanations for how timing in movies affect the emotions. Taking an analytic-cognitive approach to the study of emotion in film, I specialise in the micro-analysis of comic and suspense timing in contemporary cinema, especially genres such as comedy, action, horror, and the suspense-thriller. My other research interests include analytic-cognitive media studies (e.g. video games, comics, and online video), film and television for people with hearing loss and cognitive decline, analytic-cognitive approaches to feminism, and writing for the screen as an art form.
I am also a screenwriter. My screenplays have won several awards including the Avery Hopwood Award Winner for Best Screenplay, the Leonard and Eileen Newman Prize in Dramatic Writing, and the Peter and Barbara Benedek Award for Best Screenplay.