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Dr Dan Golding

Lecturer, Media and Communications
PhD (Screen Studies), The University of Melbourne, Australia; Bachelor of Arts (Hons), The University of Melbourne, Australia


Dr Dan Golding lectures in Media and Communications at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. His research interests focus on media history, cinema, videogames, and music. Dan is also a critic and journalist with over 200 publications in venues such as ABC Arts, (for which he won the 'Best Games Journalist' award at the 11th Annual IT Journalism 'Lizzie' awards), The Guardian, Meanjin, The Walkley Magazine, Screen Education, Hyper Magazine, and Kill Your Darlings. In 2015, Dan wrote, presented, and edited the audio documentary series 'A Short History of Video Games' which was broadcast on ABC Radio National, and was later Highly Commended at the 13th Annual IT Journalism 'Lizzie' awards. He is also a contributing editor for Metro Magazine. Dan is also the Director of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival, the longest-running independent games festival in Australia.

Research interests

Arts and Culture; Media; Video Games

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Teaching areas

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies;Cultural Studies and Literature;Digital Media, Film and Television;Games


  • 2013, Other, Excellence in Sessional Teaching, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne
  • 2013, National, Best Games Journalist, 11th Annual Australian IT Awards ('Lizzies')


Also published as: Golding, Dan; Golding, D.; Golding, Daniel
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: Film Genres in the Digital Age *; VILLAGE ONLINE INVESTMENTS PTY LTD

* Chief Investigator

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