I joined UCL in 2018 as a lecturer in International politics of Russia. Prior to that I was a Senior Researcher at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland between 2010-2019. I hold a PhD from University of Birmingham and have also taught at Universities of Zurich, St Gallen, Leicester, Birmingham and UCLAN.
I regularly provide commentary to a wide variety of media outlets, such as BBC, Bloomberg, ITV News, France24, Voice of America, CBC, CNA.
My research interests revolve around the topics of Russian foreign, security and domestic policy; critical IR and security studies; war and conflict; global and regional governance and international security. Author of Russia's security policy under Putin (Routledge, 2015).
I am currently Head of Mobility at SSEES and convenor of the Politics and Sociology Seminar Series and editor of the Russian Analytical Digest (RAD).