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

Dr Andrea Carson completed a PhD on the future of investigative journalism and Australian broadsheet newspapers. She has a Masters in International Politics (UoM) and was a journalist who started her journalism career in newspapers (The Age) before working in radio (ABC 774, RRR), online and television (7.30 Report). She holds a BA in politics and English literature.


  • 2014–present
    Lecturer, Media and Politics, University of Melbourne
  • 2007–present
    Author, Allen & Unwin
  • 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


  • 2014
    The political economy of the print media and the decline of corporate investigative journalism in Australia., Australian Journal of Political Science
  • 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)