Noel Maloney teaches screenwriting and performance writing in the Bachelor of Creative Arts at La Trobe University. He researches contemporary scriptwriting in Australia, with a focus on industry conditions, script development, narrative genres and collaborative practices.
In 2017 he received a fellowship from the International Specialised Skills Institute to research screenwriting programs in the UK and Europe, and in 2016 he received a prize for the best doctoral thesis in the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University, Melbourne.
Current research projects include 'So Much Drama, So Little Time: Writers rooms in Australian television drama production', a collaboration with Philippa Burne (Victorian College of Arts), which investigates contemporary screenwriting practices.
He has written for radio and television drama, and more recently, theatre. His play P.O.V. Dave was produced at La Mama Courthouse theatre in 2016, and his most recent work, Spiky Thing, received a workshopped reading at the Seymour Centre in late 2019.