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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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Writer Arts & Humanities
Documentary Arts & Humanities
Experiment Arts & Humanities
Drama Arts & Humanities
Charlie Chaplin Arts & Humanities
Person Arts & Humanities
Boot Arts & Humanities
Sound Arts & Humanities

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Projects 2006 2022

Research Outputs 1987 2018

Experiment 20

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

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual productsResearch

Stanley Milgram

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Social Identification
Motion Pictures
Social Identity

The universe is expanding

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

'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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Identification (Psychology)

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/WebsiteArticleResearch

Open Access
Stanley Milgram

Activities 2018 2019

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

Exposing Our Members’ New ARC-funded Projects and the Value of Cross-Disciplinary Research Knowledge Creation and Exchange

Jean-Philippe Deranty (Speaker), Fei Guo (Speaker), Lucy Taksa (Speaker), Kathryn Millard (Speaker)
28 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Macquarie University Research Enrichment Program: Make your mark on Macquarie - Lead a project for change,

Holly Doel-Mackaway (Participant), Marie Herberstein (Other), Mauricio Marrone (Participant), Kathryn Millard (Other)
1 Apr 201815 Dec 2018

Activity: Other