I am a social theorist and political researcher, currently holding the position of Examination Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. In 2017, I completed my doctoral studies at the Department of Politics & International Relations, with a thesis entitled "Twilight of the pollsters: A social theory of mass opinion in late modernity". My primary research focus is on European politics, public opinion, political ideologies, and the history of early-C20th political thought. My current project is on socialist and social-democratic views of the 'European question', especially during the interwar period. As part of this, I have engaged extensively with the thought of the 'grandfather of social democracy' Eduard Bernstein, and in 2018 I published the first in a series of edited collections of his later writings, with two further volumes forthcoming in 2019 and 2020. I am a passionate supporter of widening access and diversity in higher education to include all those discriminated against on grounds of income, gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability.
Alongside my academic research, I have worked with several think-tanks on a broad range of public policy initiatives, and published a report for the UK Parliament on the fiscal implications of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. I have written articles for the Times and the New Statesman, and regularly present at conferences in Oxford, Cambridge, London, Manchester, Warwick, and York. I am also proficient in 8 languages and enjoy playing the piano, which has won me full scholarships to every academic institution I have attended. I am always seeking opportunities to pursue further public engagement, and to deepen my professional experience of policy research, especially in association with public opinion pollsters and thinktanks.