Former Senior Research Fellow, and Director of the Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program
Expertise: Social policy issues, health system, child protection,
Dr Jeremy Sammut is a Senior Research Fellow and the Director of the Culture, Prosperity and Civil Society Program at The Centre for Independent Studies.
Jeremy is one the leading ‘think tankers’ in Australia and a key participant in important, complex, and emotionally-charged debates over Australia’s cultural and social direction. His recent work on curbing corporate social responsibility in Australian business and university freedom charters has created a lot of interest. Prior to this his ground-breaking and influential research on Australia’s child protection including the book The Madness of Australian Child Protection: Why Adoption Will Rescue Australia’s Underclass Children has lead the national debate on adoption reform.
He lead the CIS Health research program for a decade and is a leading expert on market-based healthcare innovation and policy reform. The author or co-author of 26 research reports and numerous essays, articles and book chapters since joining the CIS in June 2007, he has also published approximately 200 opinion articles and he frequently comments on public policy, social, and cultural issues in the print, online, and electronic media.
Jeremy holds a PhD in Australian political and social history from Monash University, and has published on historical topics including Australian federation, the WWI conscription referendums, the woman’s suffrage movement, the White Australia Policy, immigration, multiculturalism, and Indigenous affairs.