I joined the Department of Politics as Lecturer in British Politics in 2015, and later Senior Lecturer from 2018. Prior to joining Liverpool I was a Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds (POLIS) after completing my doctoral research under the supervision of Emeritus Professor of British Politics, Brendan Evans at the University of Huddersfield.
In 2017 I won the Political Studies Association (Richard Rose Prize) for making a distinctive contribution towards the study of British Politics. My research has appeared in world leading international journals. I have (co)-authored a series of books and edited collections. With Prof Bruce Gibson and Dr David Jeffery I am a Co-Director of the recently launched Network for the Interface of Classics and Politics based here at Liverpool, which investigates the relationship between the ancient world, modern politics and international studies, broadly defined.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the HEA Advance-HE having completed a qualification in Professional Higher Education Practice.
From July 2020 I became the Postgraduate Research Director with responsibility for doctoral research applications. I am also the Module Leader for POLI252 Political Communication and Public Speaking and POLI323 Theory and Practice of Rhetoric in British Politics. I am also the module leader for POLI101 for the 2020/21 academic year.
Prizes or Honours
- Richard Rose Prize 2017 (Political Studies Association, 2017)
- Learning and Teaching Team Award (University of Liverpool, 2017)