MA (Hons) International Relations, University of St Andrews, 2005.
MSc Political Communication, University of Glasgow, 2010.
My research interest is the comparative politics of the wealthy democracies, especially their electoral competition. My PhD dissertation is focusing on the activities of legislators outside the legislature, taking a mixed-methods approach. Other research projects have included causes of Scotland’s opposition to Brexit and archival work on experiments with proportional representation by American cities.
Before starting at Yale I worked professionally in politics in the United Kingdom, working may way up from intern to Minister of the Scottish Government and then deciding to step down to return to academia. I continue to provide occasional consultancy work in public affairs in Edinburgh.
Fields of Interest
Comparative Politics, American Politics