Award-winning photojournalist. Political communicator. Trivia judge extraordinaire.
Andrew Meares is a Senior Lecturer at 3Ai within the School of Cybernetics where he is investigating the role of images in an ecosystem of distrust in an increasingly fast and connected world.
Andrew is a multi-award-winning photographer and senior Australian media and political communicator. Andrew was a photojournalist at Fairfax for 27 years, President of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery for 3 years and in 2018 was a Senior Adviser to then Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten.
His photography career has spanned the transition from the darkroom to digital. He won a Walkley Award in 2010 for photos taken on an iPhone. His camera has enabled him to cover much of Australia, travel to war zones and crawl around on carpets and walk backwards down the corridors of Parliament House, The White House, and the Great Hall of the People.
Capable and confident under pressure, Mearsey did not hesitate to take on his duties as judge at the inaugural 3Ai trivia night.