I am currently a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Quantitative Politics at the University of Kent, and a Visiting Fellow in European Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Previously, I was an LSE Fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and a lecturer in comparative politics in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies in Swansea University. I hold a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin.
I specialise on political representation, motivated reasoning and information processing, democratic norms and attitudes, supranational democracy, and gendered political behaviour. My area of specialism is European and EU politics. I use quantitative research methods in my research. In particular, I specialise in quantitative text analysis and in causal inference methods, with a focus on survey experiments.