Bradley J. Dixon

Bradley J. Dixon

PhD Candidate

RMIT University


Hello, I’m Bradley J. Dixon. I’m a writer, critic, film programmer, radio host and audio producer from Melbourne, Australia.

I’m a former editor of the film journal Senses of Cinema and co-founder and editor of The Essential, a two-time AFCA Award winning online publication of film and music criticism. As a freelance critic, my writing on cinema and pop culture has been published in Bright Wall/Dark RoomJunkeeFilm Blerg and elsewhere.

I am a member of the Australian Film Critics Association and the committee of the Melbourne Cinémathèque, and have served on the feature film programming panels for the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF). You can occasionally hear me hosting The Graveyard Shift or Room With a View on Melbourne’s 3RRR Radio.

I’m currently a PhD candidate in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, and a member of the Screen & Sound Cultures collaborative research group. My research focuses on persona and practice in comedy media.

You can find me on Twitter at @bradleyjdixon.

Download my resumé.

  • Comedy persona and practice
  • Australian cinema
  • Radio and television history
  • PhD in Media and Communication

    RMIT University

  • Bachelor of Media and Communication (Honours), 2019

    RMIT University

  • Bachelor of Communication (Media), 2018

    RMIT University

Recent Publications & Conference Papers

(2022). Curb your identity: The real, fictional, and parafictional Larry David. See and Be Seen: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture.


(2019). Friends with benefits: Neoliberalism and heteronormativity in the bromance film. Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) Conference.