Lecturer, Media and Politics, School of Social and Political Sciences; Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne

Andrea Carson is Lecturer in Media and Politics and serves as an Honorary Fellow with the University's Centre for Advancing Journalism. She is also the academic coordinator of 'Pathways to Politics' with the Melbourne School of Government. Her work examines the nexus between politics and the media - with special interests in investigative journalism 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).


  • 2017–present
    Academic Coordinator 'Pathways to Politics', University of Melbourne
  • 2007–present
    Author, Allen & Unwin
  • 2014–present
    Lecturer, Media and Politics, University of Melbourne
  • 2013–present
    Honorary research fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism
  • 2011–2013
    sessional lecturer, University of Melbourne
  • 2013–2013
    Election Watch Project Officer, University of Melbourne
  • 2004–2010
    774 Morning Producer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • 2007–2008
    Producer, 7.30 Report, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • 2001–2004
    Radio Broadcaster, 3RRR
  • 1997–2001
    Journalist, The Age


  • 2013 
    University of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2008 
    University of Melbourne, Masters of International Politics
  • 1999 
    Deakin University, Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993 
    Royal Melbourne Hospital, Registered Nurse


  • 2017
    See http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5503-3334,
  • 2007
    Gut Instincts: A practical guide to a healthy digestive system, Allen & Unwin

Research Areas

  • Journalism Studies (190301)
  • Political Science (1606)
  • Australian Government And Politics (160601)
  • Communication And Media Studies (2001)