I am currently a Teaching Fellow in British and European Politics at the University of Warwick. Previously, I worked as a lecturer at University College Dublin, in particular on the Widening Participation Programme (Access).
My PhD thesis, “Gendered Ideas of Economic Policy: An Inquiry into the Role of Gender in European Economic Governance” was awarded the Political Studies Association Walter Bagehot Prize for Best Dissertation in Government and Public Administration. I was also awarded the best early scholar paper award by the political economy network at the Council of European Studies for my paper "Making sense of austerity: the gendered ideas of European economic policy". It focuses on the role of gender in the generation of coherence and legitimacy of austerity, as applied in the European Union. It examines the rhetorical defences of austerity and unpacks the gendered nature of the reforms that austerity programmes required.