PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, UCL

I am a second-year PhD candidate at the UCL Department of Political Science.

My doctoral study focuses on how external states affect civil wars, with a specific focus on how diverging forms of external support shape conflict dynamics. More broadly, I am interested in war history, civil wars, counterinsurgency, EU foreign policy, conflict resolution and international development.

I hold an MSc in Security Studies from UCL and a BA in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin, and spent a year abroad studying at the University of Freiburg, Germany. I worked in non-governmental organisations and media platforms in Berlin and Brussels. Before starting my PhD, I worked in the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission.