ANZ Tony Nicholson Fellow
Jeremiah joined the Work and Economic Security team of the Research and Policy Centre in May 2019 as the inaugural ANZ Tony Nicholson Research Fellow.
In 2018 he completed his doctorate at the University of Melbourne, with his thesis drawing upon Amartya Sen’s capability approach to develop a new measure of democracy based on a more expansive definition of freedom.
Jeremiah’s current work employs the capability approach to understand the role that organisations can play in improving the financial wellbeing of disadvantaged people and communities.
In addition to his role at the Brotherhood, Jeremiah is undertaking research with Dr Adam Hannah at the University of Melbourne tracking changes to housing policy in the Australian welfare state. His previous work examined the outcomes that result from different policies in the welfare state, with a focus on outcomes for disadvantaged people.
- Theories of democracy and the welfare state
- The influence of disadvantage on perceptions of choice
- Financial capabilities and financial wellbeing
Hannah, A, Brown, J and Gibbons, A (forthcoming) Welfare capabilities: evaluating distributional inequalities and welfare policy in advanced democracies, Journal of European Social Policy