I am a lecturer in British Politics at the University of Liverpool.
I hold a PhD in Political Science from Queen Mary, University of London following a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations (2010 - 2013) and an MA in Politics with Research Methods (2013 - 2014), both at the University of Sheffield.
My current research is around voting behaviour - from the perspective of the electorate and of MPs in leadership elections and key legislative decisions - alongside populism, local government, and party politics more broadly. I am especially interested in how party members behave, and what drives them to campaign in 'unwinnable' seats.
I am currently editing a collection on Thatcher's legacy, and writing a book based on my doctoral research, which examined the causes of Conservative electoral decline in Liverpool from 1945 onwards.