Mr Joshua Gibson

Mr Joshua Gibson

Casual Academic
Law & Justice
School of Global and Public Law

Josh Gibson is a PhD Candidate with the Australian Human Rights Institute (AHRI) and the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law located at the Faculty of Law, UNSW (Sydney). Josh researches in the areas of public law and human rights. Josh's PhD is entitled: 'Amici Curiae and the Australian High Court: A Legal Mobilisation Approach', which considers how and why civil society engage as amicus in the High Court. Josh is being supervised by Professor Gabrielle Appleby and Associate Professor Sean Brennan

More generally, Josh's research interests include better understanding ways in which the law may be used to achieve social change, and how and why individuals decide to engage with legal institutions. Josh has a wealth of research experience assisting with a variety of projects, and most recently was a lead author for the AHRI's project examining the relationships between privacy, technology, and domestic and family violence. Josh also has considerable teaching experience, having taught Constitutional Law, Public Law, Human Rights, and Legal Research across UNSW, Macquarie University and Western Sydney University. Josh was the 2019 Higher Degree Research Faculty Representative for the Faculty of Law at UNSW. 

Josh is an admitted lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW. 




  • Sessional Academic Teaching Excellence Award (Western Sydney University)
  • Garth Nettheim Doctoral Teaching Fellow (UNSW, Faculty of Law)
  • Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP) (UNSW)
  • Faculty of Law Postgraduate Scholarship (UNSW, Faculty of Law)
  • The Dwight Final Assessment Prize for Political Science (University of Melbourne, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)



My Teaching


2019-2021: Legal Research and Writing: Australian Law (LAWS2277/JURD7272)

2019: Principles of Public Law (LAWS1141/JURD7141)

2018: Legal Research Methods (LAWS2385/JURD7285)

Western Sydney University

2021: Constitutional Law (LAWS200009)

Macquarie University

2019: Human Rights, Policy and the Law (LAWS260)