Andrew Gibbons is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a PhD and BA (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
Andrew’s research focuses on the intersection between media and politics, with special interests in policy news, political journalism, political communication, and election campaigns. He has done extensive research on news coverage of elections in Anglo-American democracies, election promises, ‘fake news’ , and political partisanship. His research has been published in various outlets, such as the Australian Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of European Social Policy.
Prior to joining the Clark Center, Andrew was a sessional lecturer in Australian Politics at the University of Melbourne where he taught undergraduate and postgraduate subjects on Australian politics, campaigns and elections, strategic political communication, politics and the media, and social research methods. From 2013 to 2015, Andrew served as a research officer on the Australian Policy Agendas Project where he conducted research on media and policy agendas.