My initial academic training is in Economics (BSc, 2006), Development Economics (MSc with Distinction, SOAS, 2009) and European Political Economy (MSc with Distinction, LSE, 2007).

I then completed my PhD in European Political Economy at the European Institute in LSE where I was a recipient of the LSE PhD Scholarship in recognition for outstanding academic merit and research potential. In 2013, my thesis was awarded the ESPAnet/JESP doctoral researcher’s prize.

As a teaching assistant at LSE, I was awarded a Class Teacher Prize. While at LSE, I also worked as a research consultant on projects financed by the European Commission. Prior to joining the University of Reading, I worked as a Research Officer in the Government department at the LSE.

I was then appointed as a permanent lecturer in Politics before submitting my PhD in July 2013 and started the lectureship in September 2013. In 2014, I was nominated for a Celebrating Success Award for fostering cross-school interaction between the politics and economics departments (I received a second award in 2017 for managing the redevelopment of our departmental website). In 2015, I was runner-up for the best Research Output Competition awarded by the University of Reading Research Endowment Trust Fund. I was awarded the best paper prize by the European Politics section of the American Political Science Association in 2016. In 2017, I was promoted to Associate Professor in Polittical Economy.