Deb Verhoeven

Deb Verhoeven

Deb Verhoeven is a Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation (CCI), and Professor and Chair of Media and Communication in the School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University.

A writer, broadcaster, film critic and commentator, Deb is the author of more than 30 journal articles and book chapters. Her most recent book is Jane Campion (Routledge 2009), a detailed case study of the commercial and cultural role of the auteur in the contemporary film industry. She is also the author of Sheep and the Australian Cinema (MUP 2006).

Deb has an active role in film publishing. Until earlier this year she was Chair of the widely read film journal Senses of Cinema and was Editor for the journal Studies in Australasian Cinema (Intellect) in 2009-2010.

As a film critic and industry commentator Deb is a regular contributor to various programs on ABC Radio National and appeared fortnightly on the high rating Jon Faine program on ABC Local Radio for seven years. She was film critic for The Melbourne Times for six years and ran film programs (as well as an experimental music show) on various public radio stations around Melbourne for many years prior to this.