Doctoral Candidate, Politics, Queen Mary University of London

I am an ESRC funded PhD candidate and teaching associate at Queen Mary, University of London, studying coalitions and inter-party politics in the British context.

My thesis is looking at post war case studies, or ‘flashpoints’, of where co-operation in Britain has been considered. These events are analysed to contribute to the academic understanding of historic inter and intra party relations; while drawing upon existing literature on coalition in political science, particularly theories based upon qualitative, in-depth ways of solving puzzles of coalition formation.

As well as this, I have been the principal researcher on an incoming book on Conservative party leadership and have written for a variety of academic and non-academic audiences on British party politics.

I am also currently conducting an intensive study of data in the general election of 2015 with Dr Nick Anstead of the LSE and the Open Society Foundation


  • –present
    Doctoral Candidate, Politics, Queen Mary, University of London


  • 2013 
    University of Sussex, MSc Social Research Methods