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Dr Peter Schembri
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Film, Screen & Animation
Discipline *
Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
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Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland), MBus(Comn) (Queensland University of Technology), DipEd (University of Queensland), BA(Hons) (University of Queensland), BBus(Comn) (Queensland Inst. of Technology)


Cultural sociology, Film & TV science fiction, Film Genres, Film History, Online and multimedia teaching and learning, cyberpunk, cyborgs, fantasy, horror

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Background: Dr. Peter Schembri is a film, TV, and screen analyst and educator. He was the Tertiary (University) Representative on the State Department of Education’s Board of Senior Secondary School Studies Film and Television Review Panel. He holds a PhD from the University of Queensland in film and television studies, and a Master of Business  by research degree in genre studies (science fiction) from Queensland University of Technology .   Areas of Expertise:

  • Hollywood film and TV genres — including science fiction (Star Trek and other science fiction franchises); superheroes; fantasy; horror; cyberpunk / steampunk.
  • Narrative film and TV form and style.
  • Film, TV, game genres as a design process and production strategy.
  • Film, TV, game genres in combination with character design and worldbuilding.
  • Serial TV shows in the contemporary digital period.
  • Film and TV genres and game cinematics (ie cutscenes) in video games.
  • Film, TV, game analysis.
  • Multiplatform and transmedia storytelling.
  • Heritage Studies approaches to the study and interpretation of historical films and TV shows.
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  • Contemporary Screen Histories
  • Screen Genres
  • Factual Screens
  • Intro to Screenwriting
This information has been contributed by Dr Peter Schembri.