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Dr. Jacob Deem

PhD; LLB (1st Class Hons); B PsychSci
Lecturer - Law
School of Business and Law
About Me

Dr Jacob Deem is a Lecturer in Law at CQUniversity's College of Law, Criminology and Justice. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr Deem harnesses 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. Dr Deem led the 2021 Australian Constitutional Values Survey to investigate Australians’ attitudes towards a First Nations Voice. Establishing a Voice, which is Australia’s “longest standing and unresolved project for justice” (Noel Pearson, 2020), is the subject of significant national debate. In an Australian-first, Dr Deem found that public support for a constitutionally protected Voice exceeds support for the government’s proposed legislated model, a finding that was reflected in government’s recent commitment to re-engage with the constitutionally-enshrined pathway.

Dr Deem has also provided consultancy advice to the Commonwealth and Queensland governments, and has worked with community legal centre partners on significant issues involving online self-help and videoconferencing technologies. Dr Deem is a fortnightly guest on ABC Radio Capricornia, where he provides expert commentary on current political and legal issues.

Universities Studied At

Griffith University

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University

Griffith University


Griffith University Publication Assistance Scheme

Golden Key International - Honorary Member

Australian Postgraduate Award

Media Citations

  • Fortnightly Guest - ABC Radio Capricornia

  • 18 May 2022 - ABC News - 'Regional Queensland loses election spotlight as major parties focus elsewhere'
    • 25 May 2019 - ABC Brisbane - Saturday morning with Bill McDonald - analysis of federal election implications for Queensland

    • 18 May 2019 - Channel News Asia - International coverage of Australian election

    • 17 May 2019 - ABC News Radio - Queensland's role in the election

    • 8 May 2019 - ABC Brisbane 'Evenings' - analysis of Leaders Debate​​

    • 2 May 2019 - Interview with ABC 'Overnights' on running for Parliament​ (starting from 2:17:44)

    • 30 April 2019 - Interview with ABC Brisbane 'Mornings' on Senate ballot papers (starting from 24:45)

    Professional Experience

    Small Myers Hughes Lawyers

    Consultancy Work

    ANZSOG Review of the Australian Public Service

    QLD Health Review of Regional Hospital Networks

    Research Supervision

    I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

    • 4408 Political Science
    • 1801 Law

    At the level of Associate Supervisor

    Current Capacity
    I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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    Research Interests
    Law And Legal Studies

    Law - Access to Justice

    Law And Legal Studies

    Law - Administrative Law

    Law And Legal Studies

    Law - Constitutional Law

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