My research focuses on the development of British economic policy with a particular focus on monetary policy and the Bank of England from a critical standpoint. My doctoral research focussed on the changing role of the Bank of England from 2006-2015 and the implications of the financial crisis for monetary and financial governance in the UK. This drew on the Open Marxist tradition to develop a critical reading of the Bank of England’s operations as it responded to the global financial crisis and then redefined its role in the aftermath. Parts of this project have been published in the journal British Politics and presented at national and international conferences.
My current research agenda seeks to expand on this by developing an analysis of money as a social relation which sits at the centre of capitalism and the important role that monetary policy plays in shaping the British political economy.
I hold a PhD in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining the department in 2019 I taught both Economics and Politics at the University of Manchester and was a visiting lecturer at Birmingham Business School.
Since completing my PhD my research focuses on three broad areas:
In the 2019/20 academic year, I am teaching on the following modules
First Year: What is politics?
Second Year: Politics in the UK