Andrew’s research interests lie at the intersection of media, politics and public policy. He has expertise in political communication, policy journalism, and election campaigns. He has published research examining the way the media coverage of policy issues in elections, political communication and fake news, elections promises, and welfare policy issues. He is ongoing projects include research on fact checking and media trust, policy expertise in campaign news, election promises, policy and media agendas, and partisanship in Australian politics. His research has been published in top-tier academic journals and other media outlets, such as The Conversation.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Gibbons, A. (2019). ‘Crisis of Policy Reporting: Evidence from Australian Election Campaigns, 2001-2013.’ Journalism Studies. 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.
Works in Progress
Gibbons, A. (WP) ‘The Loss of Expertise in Campaign Coverage: Political Aficionados and Experts in Policy News’
Gibbons, A., and Evans, R. (WP). ‘Polarised and Divided? Examining Bipartisanship in the Australian Parliament, 2000-2018’
Gibbons, A., and Hannah, A. (WP) ‘Promises, Punishment and Policy Feedback: Explaining the Irrational Fulfilment of Election Pledges in US Healthcare’
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.