My research looks at the interface between economic methods and public policy. I completed my PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2009, with a thesis exploring how particular traditions of economics have conceptualised competition as a form of socio-economic order, and then inflitrated policy-making institutions. Since then, my research has examined the rise of economic psychology as a tool for policy-making, as manifest in behavioural and happiness economics. Theoretically, my work draws on Boltanski, Foucault, Weber and various examples of 'cultural political economy'. I have also researched and written about co-operatives and alternatives to shareholder-owned firms.

I have previously held positions at The Institute for Science Innovation & Society, University of Oxford, and the Centre for Mutual & Employee-owned Business, University of Oxford.


  • 2014–present
    Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • 2009–2014
    Assistant Professor at The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick


  • 2009 
    Goldsmiths, PhD, Economics