My research focuses on: the changing nature of international financial centres; new forms of financial globalization; the uneven geographies of finance led economic development and the changing nature of financial work. Through my research, I aim to demonstrate the value of economic geography approaches to understanding the financial system and its geographies. I am particularly interested in advancing cultural political economy approaches that bring a focus on social and cultural processes into closer dialogue with the political economy of global finance.
Supported by funding from the ESRC, the British Academy, The Leverhulme Trust and the Nuffield Foundation, the majority of my research centres on financial services in the UK, London's international financial district and its relations with Europe, China and North America. My research has been covered my leading media outlets including The Financial Times, the BBC, The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph and Wired magazine.
I was appointed an Editor of Geoforum in 2013 and held a British Academy Mid Career Fellowship (2015-2017). I am currently a Senior Fellow with The UK in a Changing Europe where I'm focusing on Brexit and the UK's financial services sector. I was elected a fellow of The Academy of Social Sciences in 2020.