I joined the School of International Development in September 2007. My research interests include globalisation and development, the allocation and effectiveness of overseas aid, the links between growth, inequality and poverty reduction, and theories of social justice. I teach courses on the economics of development at both masters and undergraduate level. 


After completing my PhD I worked as a Temporary Lecturer in Economics, first at Keele University and then at the Institute of Development Studies. During this time I gave courses in International Trade, Development Economics (the latter including significant international and macroeconomic components), and Statistics.

I then worked at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London, first as a Research Officer and subsequently as a Research Fellow. During this time I carried out further research into the effects of international trade and migration in developing countries, and on the allocation of overseas aid. I also carried out consultancy work for a variety of organisations, including DFID, the EC, UNDP, Save the Children, the Treasury, the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, and the Centre for Economic and Social Rights.

Academic Background

I have an MA in Economics from the University of East Anglia, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex. During my MA I specialised in development and international economics, including a dissertation on the determinants of real exchange rates in developing countries. My PhD thesis then looked at the impacts of international trade and migration on the relative returns of skilled and unskilled labour.

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