I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. This fellowship is part of the Anglo-German Fellowship Programme. I previously held a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence and a Fellowship in European Politics at the London School of Economics. I was awarded my doctorate in June 2009 from the University of Essex. My research focus is on issues relating to European integration, comparative European politics, party competition, rational choice and quantitative research methods.
Current research interests also include the study of electorates across Europe and their relationship with the process of European integration, in particular issues of democratic representation that stem from the internationalisation of domestic politics. I have published an article in European Union Politics in 2006. I am currently working on a book project that examines how the process of European integration affects party competition at national elections (forthcoming from Oxford University Press).