Dr Terrie Waddell (PhD) Heads the Department of Creative Arts and English. Prior to this role she was appointed Director of Higher Degree by Research for Humanities and Social Sciences. Terrie's research focuses on the relationship between screen media, literature, gender, popular culture and psychology – her most recent book, The Lost Child Complex in Australian Film: Jung, Story and Playing Beneath the Past (Routledge), was released in April 2019. She has also authored Wild/lives: Trickster, Place and Liminality on Screen (Routledge, 2010), Mis/takes: Archetype, Myth and Identity in Screen Fiction (Routledge, 2006), and co-edited The Routledge International Handbook of Jungian Film Studies - Transnational Cinema section (Routledge 2018) and Eavesdropping: The Psychotherapist in Film and Television (Routledge 2015). She is the co-founder of 'Psychology of the Moving Image International' (PAMII).
As PhD supervisor with 10 candidate completions, two winning the 'Nancy Millis' award for outstanding doctoral theses, Terrie received the 2017 award for Research Supervisor by the La Trobe University Student Union for 'exceptional dedication to the student learning experience for graduate students'. She was further recognized as a Customer Service Champion for her role as Head of Department in 2018.