Associate Professor Alison Wotherspoon

Associate Professor

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Sturt North Wing (N333)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

After graduating from UNSW Alison worked in film and television at the BBC, Film Australia, ABC, and SBS, studied Producing at AFTRS and worked as an independent producer in Sydney before moving to Adelaide to teach Screen Production at Flinders University.

Alison continues to produce, write and direct and is currently in production for a series of documentaries on bullying research in India. Her most recent work is the series Asperger's and Bullying. Her educational resource Come into My World, about Alzheimer's was nominated for an ATOM award in 2009. Alison was the recipient of a C.A.S.S fellowship and has taught internationally at Butler University, Indianapolis, CUHK (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of performing Arts in Prague).

Alison is on the board of the Media Resource Centre, ASPERA, and is a corresponding member of CILECT.

BA Dip ED Hons, UNSW
PhD Flinders University
Honours, awards and grants

Faculty of Health Sciences Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award 2009

Nominated for ATOM Award, Best Instructional/Training Resource, Come Into My World: How to interact with a Person who has Dementia, 2009

Examples of her work can be viewed at Vimeo

Key responsibilities
School of Humanities
Head of Screen and Media
Coordinator Screen and Media Practicum 
Senior Lecturer

Flinders University
Member Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee
Research expertise
Anti-bullying educational resources
Creative Arts
Film, television and digital media
Other education
Research interests

Documentary filmmaking

Australian screen industry


Best practice in bullying interventions in schools

Evidence based educational resources about bullying, well being, cyberbullying, Alzheimer's, dementia, aspergers, women's health

Chinese screen industry


Indigenous filmmaking

Examples of Alison's work can be viewed on Vimeo

Teaching interests

Documentary, short drama, directing, 16mm filmmaking, producing, scriptwriting, marketing and distribution, location sound recording.

Topic coordinator
SCME3100 Screen and Media Practicum
SCME2070 Screen Production Techniques 4
SCME7058 Screen and Media Practicum
SCME3050 Screen Production Techniques 4
SCME2060 Screen Production Techniques B
SCME3060 Screen Production Techniques C
SCME7059 Special Topic in Honours Production 1
SCME7060 Special Topic in Honours Production 2
SCME7061 Special Topic in Honours Production 3
SCME7063 Honours Project 5 Exegesis
SCME3072 SCreen Production Techniques 9
CREA7100 Research Methods for Creative Artists
Topic lecturer
SCME1071 Screen Production Techniques 2
SCME1070 Screen Production Techniques 1
SCME1060 Screen Production Techniques A
Supervisory interests
Anti bullying educational resources
Aspergers educational resources
Australian cinema
Creative arts
Creative research higher degree supervision
Education, screen production
Educational film production
Feature film
Feminist practice
Film industry history/policy
Indigenous filmmakers and documentary
Non-fiction film and television
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Scriptwriting, feature film (-1), Visual arts, digital media, 3D, convergence (-1)
Associate supervisor: adaptation, scriptwriting, teen novel (-1)
Associate supervisor: Feminist film (-1), French Women FIlm Directors (-1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Kathleen Dooley

School of Humanities and Creative Arts Award for Part-time Teaching - APR 2013

Expert for media contact
Alzheimer's disease
Education - Policy
Bullying interventions
Cyber Bullying
Screen Production education and training pathways
Women in film and television
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expert
Media expertise
  • Aggression
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Bullying
  • China
  • Cinema
  • Education - Policy
  • Film
  • Bullying interventions
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Screen Production education and training pathways
  • Women in film and television