I am Professor in Development Politics in the International Development Department, University of Birmingham, where I also lead a new research workstream on ‘Corruption & Organised Crime’ as part of the Institute for Global Innovation‘s 21st Century Transnational Crime research cluster. My research interests are broadly in the politics of development, as well as corruption, governance, crime and aid policy, and I teach on Masters-level modules on ‘Governance & Statebuilding’ and ‘Development Policy & Politics’.
I am seconded part-time to FCDO as a Senior Research Fellow (Governance & Conflict), working with the Governance, Conflict & Social Development Research & Evidence Division team. I’m also a member of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime‘s expert network and a founding steering committee member of the global Thinking & Working Politically Community of Practice.
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