Professor Deb Verhoeven is Chair of Media and Communication at Deakin University. She has previously served in both academic and film industry positions. From 2008-2011 she was inaugural Deputy Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. A former CEO of the Australian Film Institute, Professor Verhoeven is a member of the Australian Film Critics Association, the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI), an Honorary Life Member of Women in Film and Television, and a founding executive member of the Australasian Association for the Digital Humanities (aaDH). Deb Verhoeven has an active role in film publishing. Until 2012 she was Chair of the widely read film journal Senses of Cinema and was Editor for the journal Studies in Australasian Cinema (Intellect) in 2009/10. She is currently Project Director of the Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI) initiative and Deputy Director of the Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention (CMII). Verhoeven's principal research interest lies in extending the limits of conventional film studies; exploring the intersection between cinema studies and other disciplines such as history, information management, geo-spatial science, statistics, urban studies and economics.

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