Cale Bain is a PhD Candidate studying the confluence of comedy and journalism, investigating how the two affect the democratic actions of audiences. He is supervised by Catriona Bonfiglioli and his research has been approved by the UTS Human Research Ethics Committee. He also conducts research for Dr Bonfiglioli on the ARC Discovery Project Changing the Media Diet, investigating the representation and perceptions of overweight, obesity and physical inactivity in the media.
Cale is a former magazine editor and feature writer as well as a journalist for both newspaper and radio.
Cale is also an accomplished performer, director and producer of improvised theatre, and is currently the founding Artistic Director of the Improv Theatre Sydney. He has toured around the globe teaching and performing.
Cale lectures, teaches and subject coordinates across the Media Studies Submajor for undergraduate students and coordinates and lectures the post-graduate Journalism Studies subject. He delivered, among many other lectures, the lecture on humour studies to all FASS first year students in Understanding Communications.