I am a Lecturer in Management at Cork University Business School. My research focuses on the history of the financial and oil sectors, financial inclusion, national oil companies and the environment; currency internationalisation; and explaining the growth of bureaucratic employment.
I am a graduate of the University of Limerick (MBS Economics & BA Public Administration) and hold a doctorate in Finance and Management from the University of London and have also been a visiting researcher at Universities in Hong Kong and Italy. Previously, I was Lecturer in Chinese Business and Management at the
Centre for Finance and Management Studies, SOAS, University of London.
I am currently working on an ESRC/NSF funded project “Developing financial systems to support sustainable growth in China – The role of innovation, diversity and financial regulation” (2017-2020). My research has been published in such journals as Business History, World Development, Corporate Governance: An International Review and the Journal of Contemporary Asia as well as in broader media outlets such as the BBC, Newsweek and The Conversation. I have also significant experience in providing economic and business policy briefings for international corporations, governments, think-tanks and advisory firms.