Hello, I’m Bradley J. Dixon. I’m a writer, critic, film programmer, radio host and media producer working on Wurundjeri country in Melbourne, Australia.

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 comedy practice and persona.

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 have served on the committee of the Melbourne Cinémathèque as well as 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.

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Research Interests

  • Comedy persona and practice
  • Australian cinema
  • Radio and television history
  • Community media


PhD in Media and Communication
RMIT University, Expected completion 2024

Bachelor of Media and Communication (Honours)
RMIT University, 2019

Bachelor of Communication (Media)
RMIT University, 2018