Gabrielle Appleby is an associate professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Law School. She researches and teaches in public and constitutional law, with a focus on the role, powers and accountability of the executive government; the role and ethics of government lawyers; and the independence and integrity of the judicial branch. She is the research director ofimpact and engagement at UNSW Law, the co-director of the Judiciary Project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Constitutional Law and the blog coordinator and joint editor (academic) of AUSPUBLAW. She is currently a chief investigator on the Australian Research Council's Discovery Project, Law, Order and Federalism. Her books include The Role of the Solicitor-General: Negotiating Law, Politics and the Public Interest; The Tim Carmody Affair: Australia’s Greatest Judicial Crisis; Government Accountability: Australian Administrative Law; and Australian Public Law. Prior to becoming an academic, Appleby spent time working for the Queensland crown solicitor and the Victorian government Solicitor’s Office.