Dr Fay Anderson is a senior lecturer in Journalism Studies in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. Before her appointment at Monash University in December 2011, she was a senior lecturer at the Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne.
After graduating, Fay worked as a journalist and lived in Paris and Jerusalem for several years. Her PhD thesis, which was awarded in 2003, was published in 2005 by Melbourne University Publishing and entitled, An Historian's Life: Max Crawford and the Politics of Academic Freedom.
Fay and Richard Trembath’s collaborative research on Australian war journalism was funded by the ARC and conducted in partnership with the CEW Bean Foundation and the National Library of Australia, with support from Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. The project has resulted in several public initiatives and programs including book chapters and academic journal articles, presentations at conference papers, the organisation of a two-day national symposium in Canberra in 2009 featuring some of Australia’s most prominent foreign correspondents, the creation of a comprehensive database of over 800 Australian journalists and the history itself, Witnesses to War, which was published in April 2011 by Melbourne University Publishing. Fay's new research examines the Australian reporting of genocide.