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Reader in International Political Economy and Business, University of York

I lecture on International Political Economy (IPE) and international business. I joined York Management School full time in January 2011, moving from Sheffield Hallam University where I was Senior Lecturer in International Business and Governance. Before that I was Head of MA International Studies at York St John University. I’ve a long association with York, being a graduate (MA Linguistics and ELT, 1990) and working as an Associate Lecturer in three departments over several years.

In 2006 I won a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy. I have always had a multidisciplinary approach to my work, having taught politics and International Relations, management, teacher training, English Language Teaching, modern foreign languages, European studies, and educational studies.

Between 2006-13 I was one of 15 UK Socrates Erasmus Bologna Experts, sponsored by the European Commission and the British Council. This involved promoting reform in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). I am the author of Europe, the State and Globalisation (Longman, 2005; Routledge, 2016) and numerous books in the field of ELT and Business Communication. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy/Advance HE.

I completed a PhD on EU common security and defence policy at the University of Leeds (2015). I continue to research and write on security and defence.

I run half marathons, and raise funds for Freedom from Torture. I like listening to the music of Miles Davis and Radiohead.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in International Business and International Political Economy, University of York