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Associate Professor in Law, Australian National University

Dr. Faith Gordon is an Associate Professor in Law and Deputy Associate Dean (Research), ANU College of Law, The Australian National University; Director of the Interdisciplinary Youth Justice Network; an Associate Research Fellow at the Information Law & Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London and a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster.

Faith’s research interests include children’s rights, media, social media, digital and emerging technologies, and youth justice. Faith is the author of Children, Young People and the Press in a Transitioning Society (2018, Palgrave Macmillan) and she has co-edited collections with Dr Daniel Newman on Leading Works in Law and Social Justice (2021, Routledge) and Access to Justice in Rural Communities: Global Perspectives (2022, Hart Publishing).

Dr Gordon previously worked as a Lecturer in Criminology (2016-2020) in the Department of History, Sociology and Criminology at the University of Westminster, London and the Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne. Prior to that Faith was a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, where she taught in the areas of criminal justice, criminal law, evidence and research methods. Faith has also taught at Queen’s University and the University of Ulster in the areas of: criminal process; youth justice; media representations; crime and disorder; gender and the media. Faith was also a Research Fellow and Post-doctoral researcher working in the Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative on the ESRC funded Knowledge Exchange Project entitled: Identifying and challenging the negative media representation of children and young people in Northern Ireland. Include Youth and the Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative were lead partners on the project and their established working relationship was committed to knowledge and skills transfer between academic researchers and community-based practitioners.

Faith has also been a Research Assistant on a number of research projects including work for the Hillsborough Independent Panel; research on ageing prisoners; research on prisoner’s rights. Faith was appointed as a Trustee for Headliners UK, a youth and media charity (2015-2018). Her research on police release of children’s images has been referred to by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (2015), in the Northern Ireland High Court, the UK Court of Appeal (2019) and the Youth Court in Aotearoa - New Zealand (2021).


  • 2022–present
    Associate Professor, The Australian National University
  • 2020–2022
    Senior Lecturer, The Australian National University
  • 2018–2020
    Lecturer in Criminology , Monash University
  • 2016–2018
    Lecturer in Criminology, University of Westminster
  • 2013–2016
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Queen's University Belfast