Before beginning work at Cambridge I was a Lecturer in Politics in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol. Prior to that, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, University of Sheffield.
My research interests are broadly concerned with political economy and historical sociology.
Broadly my interests are in global political economy, British political economy, the political economy of Anglo-America, global financial centres, central banking, international historical sociology, international monetary politics, institutionalism.
I have focused upon the political economy of Anglo-American development during the post-World War II era and its role in shaping financial globalisation. Other work has examined the global financial crisis of 2007/8 and its impact upon Britain, with particular regard to finance and central banking. In terms of international historical sociology, my work has examined the question of 'the international' as a conditioning sphere of developmental interactivity that helps to account for the linkages between late capitalist development, state formation and patterns of international order.
I am course convenor for the University of Cambridge MPhil course ‘Global Transitions: Power, Hegemony and the Ordering of the Global Political Economy’.