I joined the University of Leeds in September 2017 on an ESRC funded 1+3 Social Research MA and PhD scholarship in Politics. Since September 2018 I have been pursuing my doctoral research on the politics of the North of England. In particular, I am looking at the way that the North and Northern issues are framed within contemporary political debate and the extent to which the North is being politicised, particularly in the context of the Northern Powerhouse agenda and the role out of devolution deals across parts of the North.
Prior to joining the University of Leeds, I completed a BA in Politics and History and undertook a Master by Research degree at the University of Huddersfield. For this, I carried out research on the Labour Party and the 'Politics of Englishness'.