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.