Postdoctoral research fellow, Griffith University

Jacob is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Griffith University's Business School and Policy Innovation Hub. His research focuses on the principle of subsidiarity and federalism. In particular, Jacob studies public attitudes towards community empowerment and decentralism, and his PhD Thesis 'Subsidiarity's Quest for Meaning' uncovered vibrant subsidiarity political cultures in Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Jacob also works as a sessional academic for Griffith's School of Government and International Relations, where he has taught courses in Australian Politics, Political Leadership, and the Mechanics of Power.


  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Griffith University


  • 2018 
    Griffith University, PhD
  • 2014 
    Griffith University, Bachelor of Law (Hons)/Bachelor of Psychological Science