I am a Lecturer in Quantitative Sociology at the School of Social Sciences, University of Waikato, and a Research Associate in Political Economy at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge. My research spans development studies, global and public health, political economy, economic and political sociology, urban sociology, quantitative methods, and East Africa. I am currently interested in the following topics:
- Slum urbanism in the Global South
- Social consequences of IMF lending
- Political settlements in East Africa
- Socio-economic precarity in Aotearoa
Over the years, my research has been funded by Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust and Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. It has appeared in leading academic journals, including Review of International Political Economy, Social Science & Medicine and World Development.