Since spring 2021 I have held Scottish Election Study postdoc position at the University of Glasgow’s School of Social and Political Sciences. I joined the School in 2018 as a part-time researcher at the John Smith Centre and was appointed to a full-time postdoc the following year to work for Prof. Kelly Kollman on a Leverhulme Trust-funded project about corporate lobbying.

I completed my doctoral studies at the University of Strathclyde in 2019. My dissertation is titled “The Meaning of Mandates: Party Competition and the Programme-to-Policy Linkage”. My PhD was funded by the Carnegie Trust and supervised by Dr. Heinz Brandenburg, Dr. Zac Greene and Prof. Robert Thomson.

Find out more about my research here. For a complete rundown of my academic history and professional activities, including teaching, conference/workshop presentations, grants and training, please download my CV.


I was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1991 and grew up in the area. Video games are a lifelong passion of mine and my favourites are Super Mario World, Ocarina of Time, Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie, MGS3, Ico, Oblivion, GTA IV, Mirror’s Edge, Spelunky, Bloodborne, Getting Over It, Hollow Knight and Breath of the Wild. My other interests include vegan cooking and music. I’ve been a proud supporter of Aberdeen Football Club since 1997 🔴 ⚪