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Christopher Ambrey

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

Christopher Ambrey is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland. Christopher’s research interests transcend disciplinary boundaries and are broadly situated within the economics of happiness and ecological economics. Christopher's research interests reflect a keen interest in the environment and social justice. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in economics, an honours degree in economics (first class) and a PhD in economics for which he was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for outstanding Excellence in the Doctor of Philosophy. Christopher undertakes research consultancy work for the City of Gold Coast Council. Christopher is also funded by St Vincent de Paul and the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland for research into homelessness and disrupting disadvantage.


  • 2016–present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Social Science Research
  • 2015–2016
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cities Research Centre (formerly the Urban Research Program)


  • 2014 
    Griffith University, PhD (Economics)