Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh is a Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law. Dr Ananian-Welsh's research focuses primarily in the areas of: judicial independence, courts and court process, and the constitutional issues raised by national security law and anti-bikie law and policy. Dr Ananian-Welsh has published book chapters, articles in leading journals and has spoken widely at Australian and international events on these topics. Dr Ananian-Welsh has also given evidence to a Parliamentary Inquiry and contributed to a number of submissions to government with respect to national security laws and constitutional issues.
Prior to joining the TC Beirne School of Law, Dr Ananian-Welsh was an academic member of the Laureate Fellowship Project 'Anti-Terror Laws and the Democratic Challenge'. She also held research positions with the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law's Terrorism & Law Project, and Professor Janet Chan's Australian Research Council Project 'Legal Culture, Work Stress and Professional Practice: A Study of Australian Lawyers'. Before commencing her academic career, Dr Ananian-Welsh was as a litigation solicitor at DLA Piper Sydney and a legal officer at the Federal Attorney-General's Department. In 2013 Dr Ananian-Welsh was awarded a Law Faculty Teaching Award by the University of New South Wales and in 2011 was a finalist for the New South Wales Law Society 'Young Lawyer of the Year'.