Jacob Deem


  • Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast


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I provide supervisory expertise in public law research on topics such as constitutional law and constitutionalism, administrative law and tribunals. I also have expertise in legal research methodologies including quantitative and comparative research.


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Research interests

I specialise in public law research, bringing together interdisciplinary expertise in law, public policy and psychology to study the crucial relationship between citizens and governing legal/political institutions, with a particular emphasis on constitutional law and federalism. I led the 2021 Australian Constitutional Values Survey to investigate Australians’ attitudes towards a First Nations Voice. I am a Chief Investigator in the ARC Discovery Project 'Mapping and Harnessing Mistrust: The Australian Constitutional Values Survey 2023-2027', examining how institutions can better harness mistrust (healthy scepticism) to promote citizen confidence in government decision-making.

I have also provided consultancy advice to the Commonwealth and Queensland governments, and have worked with community legal centre partners on significant issues involving online self-help and videoconferencing technologies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Law and Public Policy, PhD, Subsidiarity's Quest for Meaning: Understanding the Political Culture of Subsidiarity in Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom, Griffith University

Award Date: 8 Oct 2018


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