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Tom Murray is founding and current director of the Creative Documentary Research Centre at Macquarie University, and has worked in documentary production for over 20 years as a writer, director, and producer. His work has been selected in some of the world's most prestigious international film festivals, and won high accolades in the film and television industry.

Tom's screen and audio documentaries have been awarded national and international awards and recognition, and scholarly awards including the Max Crawford Medal, the highest accolade for early career humanities scholars in Australia. 

Senior scholars have noted that ‘in the fields of history and media [A/Prof Murray] has made a globally exceptional contribution to public understanding both in Australia and across the world’ and is one of ‘Australia’s finest contemporary historical documentary makers’.  

Tom's work is deeply interdisciplinary and investigates and acknowledges the history of colonialism, Indigenous culture and knowledge systems, screen and audio production, documentary media, environmental history, ethics and reciprocity, embodied and affective knowing, creative scholarship, and inter-cultural storytelling.

As a consultant to numerous state film funding agencies and international media organisations he has worked across Australia and the Pacific region to develop documentary and media skills and scholarship.



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