I am a Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Kent. My research focuses on the relationship between criminalising political expression and conflict transformation, analysing how this impacts on nonviolent movements, counter-insurgency, negotiations, and peacebuilding. I primarily specialise on Northern Ireland and South Africa having conducted fieldwork in both these contexts.
Currently I am a member of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre at the University of Kent, as well as the Journal Manager for International Peacekeeping. I also work as the conference organiser for the Conflict Research Society.