Dr Tyson Wils


Language and Learning Skills Advisor

School /
Work Unit

University Library & Student Success

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 1050



Building: 028
Level: 05
Room: 001

City campus



Dr Tyson Wils

In addition to working in the Study and Learning Centre as a Language and Learning Skills Advisor I also supervise students in the Master of Communication program.

I have also published a number of journal articles and book chapters in the area of media and cinema studies. In 2017 a book collection of essays I co-edited on film festivals and spectatorship was published by Intellect.


  • Doctor of Philosophy PhD (Film/Cinema/Video Studies) La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 2014
  • Bachelor of Communication and Professional Writing (First Class Honours), University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 2003

Industry experience

Academic appointments

  • July 2011–Oct 2016 Sessional Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University.
  • July 2015–Jan 2017 Sessional Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor, Professional Communication, Singapore Institute of Management.
  • Feb 2008–Oct 2012 Sessional Lecturer and Tutor, Department of Communications and Media, La Trobe University.
  • Feb 2004–Oct 2006 Sessional Lecturer and Tutor, School of Communication, International Studies and Languages, University of South Australia.

Administrative and educational responsibilities

  • Nov 2015–March 2016 Author and Producer, Audio Visual Essay, Educational tool, 1st year students, Introduction to Cinema Studies, RMIT University.
  • July 2015–Feb 2016 Performance Auditor, Masters of Communication, RMIT University.
  • July-Oct 2015 Workshop Leader, Higher Degree Research Students Support Group, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University.
  • Feb-April 2011 Workshop Leader, Academic Skills Workshops, Academic Language and Learning Unit, La Trobe University.
  • Feb 2008–Feb 2009 Research Assistant, Media: Screen + Sound, La Trobe University.
  • June 2007–Feb 2008 Research Assistant, Department of Creative Arts and English, La Trobe University
  • Feb 2004–Oct 2007 Project Officer and Research Assistant, The David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education & Research, University of South Australia.

Academic and community service

  • July 2017 Panellist, The Place of the Film Festival within Contemporary Screen Studies, School of Media and Communication RMIT University.
  • May 2017 Reviewer, Studies in Documentary Film (Journal).
  • April 2017 Lecturer, Audiences, Activism and Political Film Festivals, Melbourne Free University.
  • April 2017 Panellist, Film Industry Forum: Cinema and Social Impact, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.
  • April 2012 Speaker and Curator, Schools and Communities Program, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Melbourne.
  • Oct 2010–May 2012 Features Film Programmer, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Melbourne.
  • March 2011–Feb 2012 Convener, Course Coordinator and Lecturer, Melbourne Free University, Melbourne.


Academia.edu: https://rmit.academia.edu/TysonWils

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tyson_Wils