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 comparative public policy and political communication, with an emphasis on Anglo-American and advanced parliamentary democracies. He is specifically interested in the way policy issues are communicated to citizens, and how policy outcomes are reached. For example, he is currently conducting research examining the fulfilment of policy promises made during election cycles, the quality of policy reporting in Australian election campaigns, how political parties collaborate in legislative settings on different policy issues, and whether the ‘fake news’ discourse has entered and impacted Australian politics.
Andrew was previously 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 legislative, media and policy agendas. He is continuing this work at The University of Texas at Austin