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Industry Adjunct, University of South Australia

Jonathon has worked across government, the community sector and academia both in Australia and the United Kingdom. He is currently an executive within a large community services NGO.

Jonathon’s research focuses on intersections between political economy and the lived experience of the everyday. An interest in the philosophy of (social) science and complex systems underpins much of this research. This has informed work on gender, everyday lives, neoliberal governance, financialisation, financial and social exclusion/inclusion, through to the impact of economic thought upon social structures.

Drawing on this research within a community services and social policy setting, he has an interest and research expertise in:

- Community development and capacity building
- Homelessness, domestic violence, and out of home care
- Peer work and lived experience
- Elevating and working alongside First Nation voices
- Political economy of trauma
- Approaches to complex social issues
- Research, evaluation and social impact of community sector programs

Additionally, he has have a track record of collaborative research in the area of electoral politics where he has published on compulsory voting, electoral systems and the efficacy of voting.


  • 2020–present
    Industry Adjunct, University of South Australia
  • 2018–2020
    Research Fellow, University of South Australia
  • 2017–2018
    Research Fellow, Flinders University
  • 2010–2017
    Visiting Fellow, University of Adelaide
  • 2010–2014
    Senior Lecturer, University of Chester
  • 2009–2010
    Lecturer, University of Adelaide


  • 2009 
    University of Adelaide, PhD