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Research Fellow, The Australian Alliance for Social Enterprise, University of South Australia

I have worked across government, the community sector and academia both in Australia and the United Kingdom. I have previously worked as an advisor for the South Australian Government.

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 complexity systems underpins much of this research.

This has informed work on gender, everyday lives, neoliberal governance, financialisation, financial exclusion/inclusion, constructions of order and the impact of economic thought upon social structures. Research areas include:

- (International) political economy of the everyday
- Neoliberalism and governance
- Space, order and non-linearity

Drawing on this research within a community services and public policy setting, I have an interest and research expertise in:

- Community development and capacity building
- Approaches to complex social issues
- Research and evaluation of community sector programs

Additionally, I have a track record of collaborative research in the area of electoral politics where I have written on compulsory voting, electoral systems and the efficacy of voting. I am also the co-convener of the South Australian Chapter of the Electoral Regulation Research Network.


  • –present
    Research Fellow in Politics and Public Policy, Flinders University


  • 2009 
    University of Adelaide, PhD