Andrea Carson

andrea carson

Dr Andrea Carson is an incoming Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Media in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She was previously a lecturer in political science at the University of Melbourne and served as an Honorary Fellow with the University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism.

Her research examines politics and the media – with special interests in investigative journalism, the media’s role in a democracy and political communication. She has done extensive research on journalism, Australian politics, party representation and voter behaviour, election campaigns and digital media.

Andrea holds a PhD in Political Science and an MA in International Politics from The University of Melbourne. She has taught courses on political communication, news media and politics and campaigns and elections at The University of Melbourne. She has worked previously as a print journalist (The Age), online, radio (ABC, RRR) and TV (producer 7.30).

Find out more about Andrea on her website, or catch her as one of the presenters on the Friday night panel “Are Alternative Facts Killing Us?”