I joined the Department of Politics in September 2017, having finished my ESRC-funded PhD thesis at Queen Mary University of London - although the viva is pending! My thesis examined the causes of Conservative decline in Liverpool, and I hope to develop this into a multi-volume political history of the city once I have settled into my new role here.
Away from Liverpool's political history, I am also interested in British politics more generally, as well as party and electoral politics in a variety of countries and at different levels of government. I am also quantitatively trained, and have had my statistical work published in a range of leading journals such as BJPIR and JCMS. I am happy to supervise students with research plans within these broad areas.
In my role I have a special responsibility for developing ways to promote student engagement and employability.