My research focuses on (the history of) international relations encompassing European integration, diplomacy and Anglo-Nordic relations, with interests spanning 1945 up until the modern day.
Before coming to Leiden, I spent a few years as an EU-funded Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Fellow and then a Researcher in the Department of Philosophy, Political Science and Contemporary History, University of Turku, Finland, and was also previously a Lecturer in Modern History in the Department of History, University of Reading, and a Lecturer in European History at the University of Gloucestershire. I also enjoyed a short spell as a Jean Monnet Scholar at the European Studies Centre, University of Pittsburgh.
I first monograph was published by Liverpool University Press in 2017 and based on my AHRC-funded PhD. This examined links between Britain and Denmark, especially between the respective socialist parties, and how important this contact was in shaping the external policies of the two countries.
My second, current project, and the foundation of which came with my Marie Curie grant, is an institutional history of the formation and development of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) which, remarkably in view of its importance in the process of post-war European integration and British European policy, still awaits a thorough archival investigation.