Claire Connelly is a Researcher at Rebuilding Macroeconomics, hosted by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, a visiting academic at the Institute for New Economic Thinking in Oxford, an honorary academic at the University College London, and a research fellow at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity.


She is currently conducting data and methodological research studies, collecting first-hand information from academics, policy makers & regulators, practitioners, and members of the private sector, across multiple disciplines, identifying data that could significantly enhance our understanding of the macroeconomy, while examining the relationship between policy-relevant knowledge and evidence. 

With a background in journalism, Connelly has written for leading publications including The Australian Financial Review, The Saturday Paper, the ABC, SBS, The Guardian, the Sydney Morning HeraldWhich-50, New Matilda, and Junkee.  She has featured regularly on television shows, web series, radio programmes and podcasts, including ABC’s The Drum, Channel 10’s The Project, SBS’ The Feed, 2SER’s Fourth Estate, Radio National’s Breakfast, Drive, Hack, and Download This Show.

She has produced award-winning campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands and organisations including GE, Westpac, UNHCR, and has featured as a speaker for companies, institutions and organisations including the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales, the auDA Foundation, and the Above All Human conference.

Connelly was previously the technology editor of, and went on to edit leading publications including Renegade Inc, PC Mag, and Techly, before founding subscription journalism experiment, Hello Humans which ran for three years and earned her hundreds of subscribers. (Currently on hold so as not to bias her ongoing research projects).

She has a Bachelor of International Studies from the University of New South Wales focusing on globalisation and politics & international relations, and a Graduate Diploma of Journalism from the University of Technology, Sydney.

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Claire Connelly - Researcher Rebuilding