I am a social scientist with research interests in the fields of political economy, organization studies, public health, and international development.
Currently, I am based at the University of Oxford, where I am a fellow of Trinity College and lecture on public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. I am also director of research in global economic governance at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Rising Powers.
Before joining Oxford, I was a fellow in global social protection at Harvard University, and a research associate in political economy and sociology at the University of Cambridge.
Thus far, I have written extensively on the social consequences of economic crises and austerity measures. My current research continues to explore these issues (book under contract with Oxford University Press), but also focuses on processes of deliberation and decision-making in the international political economy. I am particularly interested in questions of governance and accountability of international organizations, and have generated a range of new databases to explore these issues in depth.
My research has appeared in leading academic journals, including The Lancet, World Development, Review of International Political Economy, The Lancet Global Health, and Social Science & Medicine. My work has received attention by various media outlets, including the New York Times, Le Monde, El País, Reuters, Associated Press, the BBC, and Al Jazeera. In addition, it has formed the basis of parliamentary questions in the House of Lords and the European Parliament. I have also worked as a consultant to the World Health Organization and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
I read politics and sociology in Cambridge (King’s College) and Athens. My research has been funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), the Onassis Foundation, the Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust, the Greek Ministry of Education, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), and Harvard University.
15 Feb 2017: Economic Adjustment and the Rise of Illiberalism in South East Europe, St. Antony's College, Oxford
2-3 Mar 2017: "Austerity and the Restructuring of Public Services" conference, Central European University, Budapest
13-14 Jul 2017: "Historical Perspectives on Neoliberal Society" conference, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
11-15 Aug 2017: American Sociological Association Annual Conference, Montreal