Research

Research Overview

Andrew’s research interests lie at the intersection of public policy and media.  His current research projects focus on policy expertise in election news, the fulfilment of election promises, policy agendas, and the impact of fact-checking on trust in media/politics. Andrew is an experienced quantitative and qualitative researcher, with methodological interests in survey experiments, content analysis and interviews. His research has been published in high-impact academic journals and other media outlets, such as The Conversation.

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Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Gibbons, A. (Forthcoming). ‘The Loss of Expertise in Campaign Coverage? Political Aficionados and Experts in Policy News.’ Journalism Studies. 

Gibbons, A. (2020). ‘Crisis of Policy Reporting: Evidence from Australian Election Campaigns, 2001-2013.’ Journalism Studies, 21(5), 615-635. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2019.1697855

Farhall, K., Wright, S., Carson, A., Gibbons, A. and Lukamto, W. (2019). ‘Political Elites’ Use of Fake News Discourse Across Communications Platforms.’ International Journal of Communication, 13, 4353-4375. Available here.

Hannah, A., Brown, J., and Gibbons, A. (2019). ‘Welfare Capabilities: Evaluating distributional inequalities and welfare policy in advanced democracies.’ Journal of European Social Policy. doi: 10.1177/0958928719868447

Carson, A., Gibbons, A, and Martin, A. (2019) ‘Did the Gillard Government Keep its Promises? A Study of Promissory Representation in Australia’, Australian Journal of Political Science, 54(2), 219-237. doi: 10.1080/10361146.2019.1588956

Martin, A. J., Dowding, K., Hindmoor, A., & Gibbons, A. (2014). ‘The opinion-policy link in Australia.’ Australian Journal of Political Science, 49(3), 499-517.

Book Chapters

Gibbons, A. (Forthcoming). ‘Politics and Media in the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities for Australian Democracy.’ In A. Fenna and R. Manwaring (eds.) Australian Government and Politics. Pearson. 

Journal Articles Under Review

Gibbons, A., and Hannah, A. (Under Review) ‘Repeal and Replace: Prospect theory, policy feedback and the fulfilment of election promises in US health care’\\

Works in Progress

Gibbons, A., Carson A., and Phillips J.B., (WP) ‘Weaponizing a fake news discourse: Mapping the ‘death tax’ fear campaign in the 2019 Australian election.’

Carson, A., Gibbons, A. and Martin A., (WP), ‘Fact-Checking and Media Trust in Australia.’

Gibbons, A. (WP). ‘Media Framing and Decision Making in Australia: The Case of Media Reform.’

Gibbons, A., and Evans, R. (WP). ‘Polarised and Divided? Examining Bipartisanship in the Australian Parliament, 2000-2018’


Selection of Conference papers

Gibbons, A., Carson A., Farhall, K., and Lukamto, W., ‘Trump Contagion? An examination of Australian political elites’ use of ‘fake news’ and other ‘post-truth’ terminologies in popular discourse’, Australian Political Studies Association 2017 Conference, 25-27 September 2017.

Gibbons, A., Carson A., Martin A., ‘Do political parties keep their promises? A program-to-policy linkage study of the 2010-13 federal Australian election cycle’, Australian Political Studies Association 2017 Conference, 25-27 September 2017.

Gibbons, A., ‘Reporting Policy in the Twenty-First Century: Campaign Launch Speeches, Policy Attention, and News Coverage, 2001-2013’, Australian Political Studies Association 2016 Conference, 26-28 September 2016.

Gibbons, A. ‘Measuring Policy Reporting in Election Campaigns: Evidence from the 2013 Australian Federal Election’, Fourth Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science, 9-10 December 2015.

Carson A., Gibbons, A., Martin A., & Wright, S., ‘Do political parties keep their promises? A program-to-policy linkage study of the 2010-13 federal Australian election cycle’, Australian Political Studies Association 2015 Conference, 27-30 September 2015.

Martin, A., Dowding, K., Hindmoor, A. and Gibbons, A. ‘Is policy congruent with public opinion in Australia? Evidence from the Australian Policy Agendas Project and Roy Morgan’, in Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Annual Conference 2013, Perth, 30 September 2013, APSA, 1-8.

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