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Ingrid Matthews

session academic, PhD candidate, research associate, Western Sydney University

Ingrid Matthews (BEc, LLB) is a session academic, research associate and PhD candidate at Western Sydney University. Her research uses CAQDAS and critical discourse analysis in a range of areas from media coverage of Australian elections (2011) and Australia-Israel relations (2015); teaching citizenship (2014) and civics education (2016); and democratic protest and resistance (2017, 2019). Ingrid has run electives in jurisprudence, law economics and business ethics, bioethics, torts and civil wrongs, and First Peoples and the Australian Legal System. She is currently investigating media coverage of the Uluru Statement from the Heart in the context of sovereign relations between coloniser and colonised populations. Ingrid has also worked with women escaping domestic violence in Central Australia and regional NSW; and is a founding member of Yellomundee Aboriginal Bush Care and Firesticks. She has three adult children.


  • –present
    Research officer and sessional academic, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney


NSW Bar Association Human Rights Law Prize (2007)