Lisa French

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R E S E A R C H   Q U A L I T Y

Research Quality and Awards:

2016 Invited to be a member of the AFI Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts International Chapter (invitation only; members include Phil Noyce, Baz Luhrmann, Emile Sherman, Jacki Weaver, John Seale, Brian Walsh, Jan Chapman among others).

2016 Awarded (in recognition of service) a lifetime membership of Women in Film & Television (WIFT)

2015 RMIT Media Star Awards: ‘RMIT Top Media Performer 2015’.

2014 RMIT Media Star Awards: Design and Social Context Nominee and Finalist (Commendation).

2011 Australian Teaching and Learning Council Citation:

For sustained leadership in research-led Cinema Studies and Media curricula that fosters independent learning and innovation through student-centred, industry-engaged learning (value: $10, 000) see:;ID=qnmzg5sugo7t1

2010 RMIT Teaching Awards ‘Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Research’ ($10,000):  

For the outstanding achievement in enhancing student learning through exemplary teaching practice and advancing the frontiers of knowledge through a significant contribution to research within the field of media and communications (value $10,000). See:

2008 RMIT Teaching and Research Award: The Ian Permezel Memorial Award:

For the excellence of research and commitment to developing international world-class links in media and cinema studies ($5000)

French, L., (ed.) Womenvision: Women and the Moving Image In Australia, Damned   Publishing, 2003.

1. Reviews
This book has been reviewed in two refereed journals and several other publications:
Reviewed at:
and also reviewed:
Reviewer: Fincina Hopgood, (University of Melbourne)
As well as
Adrian Martin, 'Bag Ladies of Cinema', The Age, Review A3,  Sept.10/03, p.13.
Natalie Brillon, 'Doing it for themselves', Reeltime, no. 59, Feb/March, 2004:

2. Peer comment:
I have just marked an assignment in which French, L., 'Shared Visions and Creative Partnerships a Team Approach; Sue Brooks, Sue Maslin and Alison Tilson' was cited. I have included this article in the reading list for ACM213 Media Production because it provides us with a context for thinking about the importance of team development and management in a course which focuses on practice, and in particular on consensus decision making as a strategy for making creative decisions in teams. There are very few published accounts of the relationship dynamic in film production. This is one of the few and so is important.        Simon Wilmot, Deakin University May 4, 2005.

3. Book sales: Book run of 2000 – completely sold out

4. Listed in the ‘Selected Biography’ of Australian and New Zealand Cinema, Media Resources Centre, Berkeley:

5. Queensland Study Authority, Senior Syllabus: for ‘Film, Television and New Media’, 2005,

External Acknowledgement
Lisa French is an Reader (Assessor) for the Australian Research Council (ARC).




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