I have been with the Department of Politics since September 2016, completing my PhD thesis with no corrections in November 2020, joining as a Lecturer in British Politics in February 2021. I also hold an MA in Twentieth Century History from the University of Liverpool, and a BA (Hons) from Liverpool John Moores University. I have also previously studied at and worked for various institutions in the UK and abroad, including King's College London, the London School of Economics, IMT Lucca (Italy), and the Hague University (Netherlands).
My research focuses on the political history of the Thatcher and Major Conservative Governments (1979-1997), with a focus on their relationship with the trade union movement. I am also interested in the contemporary relationship between the Conservative Party and the trade union movement, and have a general wider interest in post-war British and US politics and history.
I have a wide range of teaching experience, having taught and lectured on modules in a variety of fields at all levels of undergraduate, including British Politics, US Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Economy, and International Relations.