Andrea Carson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She has authored numerous articles on investigative journalism, Australian politics, election campaigns and digital media.
Her most recent co-authored book is Australian Politics in the Twenty-First Century: Old Institutions, New Challenges (2018). Andrea is part of an Australian Research Council funded Discovery project (2018-2021) using big data to understand political debate and policy decisions. She holds a PhD in Political Science (University of Melbourne) and a Master of Arts in International Politics (UoM).
She has taught courses on journalism, political communication, women in politics, and campaigns and elections. She worked as a newspaper journalist as a news editor and reporter at The Age in Melbourne from 1997-2001 and as a radio broadcaster (RRR) and radio and television producer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) from 2001-2010.
Andrea is a regular media commentator and examines the latest media trends each month for The Conversation’s ‘Media Files’ with colleagues Professor Matthew Ricketson and Associate Professor Andrew Dodd, available on iTunes.