Current Role:

  • Senior Policy Researcher at the NLGN think tank, working on polycentricity, self-governance, common-pool resources, and public service reform.

Previous Role:

  • Research Director at the Project for Modern Democracy think tank, including:
    • Director on Morality & Marketsa year-long investigation into the health of the UK’s current economic model
    • Director on the next generation of GovernUp, a project to propose practical reforms to improve and modernise the functioning of British government within Whitehall and beyond

Research and academic scholarship:

  • Research interests: politics, economics, government, democracy, history
  • Awarded a doctorate from the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London in 2015 for a dissertation on democratic theory.
  • MSc. from the Department of Government at the London School of Economics
  • Independent research and writing published in Critical Review, History and Theory, European Political Science, British Democracy, Prospect First Drafts, LSE USA Politics & Policy, LSE British Politics & Policy
  • Papers given at MANCEPT, Political Studies Association, Institute for Humane Studies
  • Awarded IHS Humane Studies Fellowship 2010, Graduate Research Fellowship 2012
  • Manuscripts reviewed for American Political Science Review, European Journal of Political Theory, Democratic Theory, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, and Swiss Political Science Review
  • PhD thesis external examiner for University of the Witwatersrand, 2017
  • Researcher at Constitution Unit, University College London, 2010-12

Education and lecturing:

  • Teaching at King’s College London, Arcadia University (London), Queen Mary, University of London, and Hansard Society Scholars
  • Original modules developed and convened:
    • Conspiracy Theories and Democracy – King’s College London – 2018
    • Politics in Theory and Practice – King’s College London – 2018
    • Introduction to British Politics – Arcadia University – 2015-16
    • Inside Westminster – Hansard Society Scholars – 2014-16
    • Parliament and Politics – Hansard Society Scholars – 2014-16
  • Modules convened, co-convened, and guest lecturing:
    • Space, Power, Agency – King’s College London
    • Translation Across Disciplines – King’s College London
    • Introduction to Political Theory – King’s College London
    • Introduction to Politics – Queen Mary, University of London
  • Nominated for QMUL Teaching Excellence Award, 2014
  • Nominated for KCL Teaching Excellence Award, 2017 & 2018