As well as teaching at Regent’s Park, I also teach at St John’s and am a DPhil International Relations student at St Antony’s. I hold a BA in History and Politics from Regent’s Park (2010), an MSc in Security Studies from UCL (2011) and an MA in Government and Politics (International Relations and Comparative Politics) from the University of Maryland, College Park (2017).
I teach the first year paper Practice of Politics, two Final Honour School core papers: British Government and Politics since 1900 (202) and International Relations (214), and three optional papers: International Relations in the Era of Two World Wars (212), International Relations in the Era of the Cold War (213), and International Security and Conflict (297).
Outside of teaching my academic work focuses on major power relations, international order, and international security. I am particularly interested in rising powers and their efforts to exert influence over less powerful states, as well as how this can contribute to the onset of major international wars with existing major powers. This is the subject of my DPhil dissertation and I utilise both quantitative and case study methodologies. A second area of interest is the power of norms to constrain and encourage certain behaviours by international actors. My work in this area has focused on the evolving content of UN Security Council resolutions and the use of armed force by states.