I am South African-born, Scottish-educated and Spanish-speaking political scientist living between Southampton and Madrid. Currently I am a Lecturer (Assistant Profesor) in at the University of Southampton.
Before joining the University of Southampton, I was a visiting research fellow at the Juan March Institute in Madrid (UC3M) and I received my PhD dissertation in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London where I was part of the Quantitative Political Economy and the Regulation and Public Policy research clusters.
I utilise quantitative methodological approaches in my research incorporating experimental designs including both field and survey experiments.
I also provide teaching instruction to students at the undergraduate and postgraduate level including courses on European politics, globalisation, research methods in social science as well as specifically in quantitative methods.
My doctoral thesis explores the role of multilevel governance and membership of the European Union on political party competition within both domestic and supranational level elections. I’m principally interested in the impact of the EMU’s economic policy responses following the financial crisis as an agent for the europeanisation of electoral politics. This project has been funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council.