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Kathryn Millard is a writer, interdisciplinary scholar and filmmaker with a passion for big ideas and new ways of combining images and text. Her films are internationally recognised and much awarded. Film critics have described Kathryn as someone who 'thrives on the thrill of investigation'.

Psychology, colour, place and the afterlife of images are recurring themes in her body of work across film, print and audio. Kathryn's major credits as a screen writer and director include feature dramas, documentaries and essay films. Much of her work engages with the film archives to amplify voices and ideas absent from our screens. One of the founders of Screenplay Studies, Kathryn publishes on innovative writing for the screen and visual narrative. In one strand of her work, Kathryn collaborates with psychologists to re-stage landmark social experiments as dramas. 

Kathryn supervises research students in areas including screen writing and direction, screen practice,  psychology and screen, the essay film, colour studies, screen performance, screen history, women in the creative arts,  creative documentary, visual culture, early cinema, screen archeology, cinema and culture, creative entrepreneurship and creativity and collobration. 

She currently teaches Creative Entrepreneurship in the Masters of Creative Media and Journalism programs. 



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Research Outputs

Experiment 20

Millard, K. & Robson, A., 11 Mar 2018

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual products

  • Genius begins at home: shared social identity enhances the recognition of creative performance

    Steffens, N. K., Haslam, S. A., Ryan, M. K. & Millard, K., Nov 2017, In : British Journal of Psychology. 108, 4, p. 721-736 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The universe is expanding

    Millard, K., 1 Sep 2016, In : Journal of Screenwriting. 7, 3, p. 271-284 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    3 Citations (Scopus)

    'Happy to have been of service': the Yale archive as a window into the engaged followership of participants in Milgram's 'obedience' experiments

    Haslam, S. A., Reicher, S. D., Millard, K. & Mcdonald, R., 1 Mar 2015, In : British Journal of Social Psychology. 54, 1, p. 55-83 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 30 Citations (Scopus)

    Milgram was wrong: we don't obey authority, but we do love drama

    Millard, K., 4 Feb 2015, The Conversation. Academic rigour, journalistic flair.

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

    Open Access
  • 32 Downloads (Pure)


    Merrily we go to hell

    Karen Pearlman (Speaker), Kathryn Millard (Speaker), Nicole J Anderson (Speaker), Catharine Lumby (Speaker), Intan Paramaditha (Speaker), Stefan Solomon (Speaker)
    26 Jun 20191 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk