Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh is a Lecturer at the University of Queensland, TC Beirne School of Law, where she teaches and researches in the areas of constitutional law and judicial process. Rebecca’s particular research interests are the separation of powers, judicial independence, and national security law, and her work in these fields has been published in leading outlets. Rebecca has spoken widely at Australian and international events, and has undertaken significant research projects for the Judicial Conference of Australia and with the Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship Project ‘Anti-Terror Laws and the Democratic Challenge’ at the University of New South Wales. She has contributed to a number of submissions to government and has given evidence before a Parliamentary Inquiry into amendments to Australia’s national security laws.
Prior to joining UQ, Rebecca 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 with the Australian Research Council Project ‘Legal Culture, Work Stress and Professional Practice: A Study of Australian Lawyers’. As a practicing lawyer, Rebecca held positions with DLA Piper Sydney and the Federal Attorney-General’s Department. Rebecca has received teaching awards from the University of New South Wales (2013) and the University of Queensland (2014), and was a finalist for the New South Wales Law Society ‘Young Lawyer of the Year’ award (2011).