Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh is a Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland. Rebecca'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. Rebecca has published book chapters, articles in leading journals and has spoken widely at Australian and international events on these topics. Rebecca 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, 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 and 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, Rebecca worked as a litigation solicitor at DLA Piper Sydney and a legal officer at the Federal Attorney-General's Department. In 2013 Rebecca 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'.