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Social Researcher, University of Canberra

Josh Fear is Deputy Director of the Australia Institute, Australia's largest independent progressive think tank. He is a social researcher with an interest in consumer psychology and behaviour, public perceptions of government policy and political communication. Prior to working at the Institute, he was a consultant in the private sector conducting policy and evaluation research for public and community sector clients. Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Master of Policy Studies from the University of New South Wales.


  • –present
    Social Researcher, University of Canberra
  • 2007–present
    Deputy Director, The Australia Institute


  • 2006 
    University of New South Wales, Master of Policy Studies
  • 2003 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts

Research Areas

  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy (160609)