Researcher biography

Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh is a Senior Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law. Her research focuses primarily on judges and courts, as well as concerning human rights and national security law and policy. Dr Ananian-Welsh has co-edited two books as well as publishing book chapters, articles in leading journals and has spoken widely at Australian and international events on these topics. Her most recent book 'The Tim Carmody Affair: Australia's Greatest Judicial Crisis', co-authored with Gabrielle Appleby and Andrew Lynch, was nominated for a 2017 Queensland Literary Award. In the same year Dr Ananian-Welsh was awarded the TC Beirne School of Law Award for Research Excellence. Dr Ananian-Welsh has written for The Conversation, given evidence to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, and has 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'.

Featured projects Duration
Judicial independence
The University of Queensland