I am Associate Professor in International Politics at the University of Southampton & Senior Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy.
My latest book, European Security in Integration Theory: Contested boundaries (Palgrave, 2018), provides a deep theoretical and historical context for the contemporary European security predicament. It shows the contemporary relevance of early international integration theories, federalism and functionalism, in the context of the European - Russian security relations following the conflict in Ukraine.
My research interests include the theory and practice of European security governance; European integration theory and security architecture in Europe; and foreign and security policy of the European Union.
I publish regularly in peer-reviewed journals, including in JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Integration, Cooperation and Conflict, Journal of European Public Policy, European Security, Cambridge Review of International Affairs & Survival.