Jessica Brown is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies. Her research at the CIS has focused on population, family policy, welfare reform, disability pensions, parental leave, and foreign policy. She has published widely in these areas. Jessica comments regularly in the media on social policy issues. She has been published in major newspapers, including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, and The Herald-Sun, and has appeared on television programs such as Q&A, The Drum, and Today Tonight and on radio programs around Australia. She holds a Master of International Studies from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from the University of Melbourne, where she majored in political science.