Lisa French is the Dean of RMIT University’s School of Media and Communication and Professor of Screen and Media. She was a member of the Screen Australian Gender Matters Taskforce (2019-2022) and is currently a Co-Chair of an UNESCO network on Gender, Media and ICTs. She is internationally recognised for her research on women in Australian Cinema. Her books include Womenvision: Women and the Moving Image in Australia (2003); Shining a Light: 50 Years of the Australian Film Institute (2009); and The Female Gaze in Documentary Film – An International Perspective (2021). Her record as an educator is evidenced by numerous awards for both research and teaching, among them several federal government Australian Teaching and Learning Council (ALTC) Awards. Orcid.