I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Politics at Newcastle’s University Department of Politics, and I am associated to Newcastle’s Open Lab.
I recently obtained my PhD from the Department of Political Science, University College London. Prior to joining Newcastle, I was a postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde, working as part of the team behind the ESCR funded Representative Audit of Britain project, part of Parliamentary Candidates UK. During that time, I was also part of the Constitution Unit team as a research associate.
My research interests include political behaviour, comparative politics, social media and politics, and political methodology. My doctoral research aimed to provide a general theory of online social capital and its effects on political participation. My research now focuses on electoral politics, elite politics (candidates and legislators), techniques for latent variable estimation, and innovative forms of community engagement and participation