I am currently lecturer in comparative politics in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies in Swansea University. I hold a PhD in Political Science (comparative politics, EU politics and political behaviour) and an MPhil in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin, as well as a BA in Foreign Languages (linguistics and journalism) from Università degli Studi di Cagliari. I specialise in European and comparative politics and have expertise in representation, political behaviour, quantitative research methods and the quantitative analysis of political texts. I am currently investigating the responsiveness of European Union politicians to European citizens. My current research has implications for EU institutional reform and for the role of voter education in representative democracies. My prospective research will continue to focus on the study of political representation and voting behaviour.
My research interests include political representation, democratic deficits, voting behaviour, public opinion research, legislative behaviour and European Union politics.