Welcome to my website

I am an Associate Professor of Comparative Social Policy and Departmental Course Director at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI) and Fellow at St Antony’s college, both at the University of Oxford. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 was ranked second overall in Social Policy and Administration, and first in the UK.

I am also currently an associate member of Nuffield College at the University of Oxford and part of the international advisory board of the Springer Series in Electoral Politics while I was on the 2019 APSA Award Committee for the Best Article in European Politics and Society.

My research interests are in comparative political economy with a particular focus on the determinants and consequences of social and economic policies. I have been awarded research prizes by the American Political Science Association, the European Network for Social Policy Analysis and the University of Reading. I have also received a teaching prize by the LSE and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My research has been published in Basic Income Studies, Comparative European Politics, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Industrial Relations, European Political Science, European Political Science Review, French Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, Nations&Nationalism, Political Science Research and Methods, Political Research Exchange, Politics&Society, Review of European Economic Policy, Scientific Reports (Nature Portfolio), Social Policy and Administration, Socio-Economic Review, Swiss Political Science Review, West European Politics, and Work, Employment and Society.

My latest book entitled Foreign States in Domestic Markets has just been published by Oxford University Press. It analyses western policies towards Sovereign Wealth funds to develop the concept of ‘internationalised statism’, where governments welcome the use of foreign state investments to govern their domestic economies.

You can access my publications on ResearchGate.