Ian at the Cannes Festival

Here I am at the Cannes Film Festival

Dr Ian Hart


Writer’s statement

I have worked with words, ideas, images and stories all my life: as an academic in Australia, Europe and China, as writer-director of over 30 broadcast documentary and fiction films., as a playwright and theatre maker. Now, after 60 years of grafting at typewriter and computer keyboards, I have narrowed my focus to the gentle art of novel writing.

I live with my first and only wife in Canberra, Australia. We have three grown-up children and four grandchildren. We try to re-visit Kong Kong as often as we can.

Academic stuff

BA (UNSW) English & Psychology

DipEd (Sydney University)

MEd (University of Canberra) Thesis: Educational technology in tertiary education

PhD (University of Wollongong) Thesis: Learners as Designers: computers as cognitive tools in Architecture education

Diploma in Film Production (London Film School)

Paid work

Film Australia, Sydney: Director, Assistant Producer

CCAE/University of Canberra: Senior Lecturer & Director Instructional Media Centre; Adjunct Professor

University of Poitiers (France): Chercheur invité

University of Hong Kong: Associate Professor and Director Centre for Media Resources

University of Paris: Maître de conferences (visiting professor)

Freelance film & Video producer: ACT Education Department, Australian Academy of Science, University of Canberra, Canberra Repertory. (See IMDb listing below)

Australian National University: Part-time lecturer Centre for Digital Humanities

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