Ben Eltham

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Ben Eltham is an Australian writer, journalist, researcher, creative producer and social commentator based in Melbourne.

He has served as National Affairs Correspondent for New Matilda. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development and a Research Fellow at Deakin University’s Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention. Eltham studied neuroscience and philosophy at the University of Queensland, worked in the field of culture and the arts as a freelance arts journalist and critic, producer and festival director in Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne.[1]

Eltham publishes in academic journals on cultural policy, social media, and communication theory.



  • Eltham, Ben (2013). "The Pacific solution". In Cox, Emma. Staging asylum : contemporary Australian plays about refugees. Strawberry Hills, NSW: Currency Press. 

Book reviews[edit]

Date Review article Work(s) reviewed
April 2013 "[Untitled review]". Australian Book Review. 350: 62. April 2013.  Scourfield, Stepen (2013). As the river runs. Crawley, WA: UWA Publishing.