About me


I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) and Chancellor's Fellow in the School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Before moving to Scotland, I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen on the project GovLis. I received my DPhil from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College). I also hold an MSc in Comparative Politics (Democracy) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Integrated Social Sciences from Jacobs University Bremen. You can find my CV here.

My research interests are at the intersection between comparative politics and political behaviour. I predominantly use quantitative methods and study the European context. My work centres around three main themes: 

1) Access to politics and political representation of disabled people

2) The role of representation in citizens' views of the political system

3) Policy representation in Europe

Find out more about my projects and publications here.


Teaching and supervision

At Strathclyde, I teach Quantitative Methods at the postgraduate level. Previously I have been involved in teaching quantitative research methods, political sociology, and comparative politics at the University of Oxford, the European University Institute, and the Essex Summer School in Social Science and Data Analysis.

I am interested in supervising PhD projects related to any of my areas of research. Please contact me if you are interested in opportunities to do a PhD with me at the University of Strathclyde.

Current PhD supervisees:
Hannah Salamon 
Lauren Toner 
Thomas Schober