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Dr. Jeremiah Brown

Centre for Social Impact
Research Fellow in Social Policy
Dr Jeremiah Brown is a Research Fellow in Social Policy at the Centre for Social Impact, the University of New South Wales. Jeremiah joined CSI in May 2020 and led CSI’s work on the financial wellbeing component of the Amplify Social Impact initiative. Jeremiah is currently working on a range of projects related to the funding of charities and the for-purpose sector in Australia, as well continuing to work on the improvement of Australian financial wellbeing.

Jeremiah’s research interests are in social policy, financial wellbeing, and the role that the welfare state plays in shaping the wellbeing of its citizens. He is particularly interested in the principles that underpin policy choices, and the impact that both government and organisations can have in improving wellbeing outcomes in people’s lives.

Launched in July 2021, the financial wellbeing component of the Amplify Social Impact initiative brought together a wide range of existing work on the topic to argue for a systems approach to understanding financial wellbeing.
From 2019-2020 Jeremiah was the inaugural ANZ Tony Nicholson Research Fellow at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, where he worked on employing economic dignity as a concept for evaluating ideas, structures and policies related to financial wellbeing. His work draws heavily on Amartya Sen’s capability approach to understand how different kinds of disadvantage can constrain people’s freedom in established democratic societies.

In 2018 Jeremiah completed his PhD in Political Theory at the University of Melbourne, where he has taught political theory and research methods. His PhD thesis, Freedom as Capability: How the capability approach can improve our understanding of freedom in established democracies, examined the way that freedom is conceptualised in the measurement of democracy, and he developed a new measure of democracy drawing from the capability approach. The measure developed in the thesis has been used to compare different wellbeing outcomes across different welfare regimes, highlighting that different types of welfare state have different outcomes in the wellbeing that they produce for disadvantaged citizens.

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Thursday, October 21

10:15am EDT

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