Research Officer
Swansea University

Samuel is a research assistant at Swansea University with an interest in Labour Economics, particularly well-being and religion.

Samuel's current research builds upon part of his PhD, exploring how an individual's religiosity affects their well-being. Samuel is also researching how voting patterns are affected by disability and the discrepancy between wages due to tenure in the public versus the private sector. Other areas that are of interest to Samuel are the effect of religion and disability upon the Brexit vote.

Samuel performed his PhD at Swansea University investigating the socio-economic relationship between measures of civil society and social cohesion on subjective measures of individual well-being. As well as looking at religiosity and well-being, he explored the effects that different employment contracts have on well-being and the adaptation and anticipation that individuals experience for various different life events. 



Wellbeing, Deprivation & Social Cohesion
Overview This project utilised a range of econometric techniques to investigate the nature of the relationship between the domains of individual subjective wellbeing, individual and household characteristics, work/life circumstances, and a range of indicators related to the
Research Team:
David Blackaby (Swansea University), Philip Murphy (Swansea University), Melanie Jones (Cardiff University), Prashant Gupta (Brunel University), James Healy (Swansea University), Samuel Brown (Swansea University)