I am a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, based in the Future Economies Research Centre. Before starting at MMU, in September 2019, I completed my PhD in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.
My doctoral research focused on the political economy of social democracy in the post-global financial crisis (GFC) environment. My thesis drew upon a comparative analysis of the UK Labour Party and France's Parti Socialiste since 2010, utilising these cases to explore the puzzle of why not only social democracy has failed to emerge with a clear economic ‘alternative’ since the crisis, but also why social democracy itself appears to be in in crisis itself across Europe.
I have also published articles in peer-reviewed journals looking at topics ranging from the impact of European integration on national models of capitalism, to the impact of Brexit on European financial centres, to the way in which social democratic parties have theorised austerity measures post-crisis.
Previously, I have worked as a Research Assistant at SPERI (July 2017 - January 2018). During this time I produced a series of reports for the IPPR's Commission on Economic Justice, a SPERI Brief and full report for Unions 21 on young workers in the UK labour market and a report for the GMB trade union on tackling insecure work.
Academic and professional qualifications
PhD in Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, 2014-2019
MA in Governance and Public Policy, University of Sheffield, 2011-2012
BA (Hons) in History, University of Sheffield, 2008-2011