I am a Principal Lecturer in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. I have two main areas of research. One area covers various aspects of Spanish politics including historical memory, citizen participation, social movements and electoral politics. Another area covers governance and citizen participation and draws on case-studies in Spain and the UK. I am currently working with a co-author on a book for Manchester University Press comparing the metro-mayors and combined authorities of Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region.