Education

2006-2009
Ph.D in Politics, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
Thesis title: The Political Independence of Public Service Broadcasters
Jury members: Alex Trechsel (supervisor); Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Adrienne Héritier; Anker Brink Lund.
Defended and awarded: December 2009.
2004-2006
M.Phil in European Politics & Society, University of Oxford
2003-2004
Certificate in Japanese Language, Daiichi Keizai Daigaku, Fukuoka, Japan
2000-2003
Ba (Hons.), 1st class, Politics, Philosophy & Economics, University of Oxford

Employment

2017 -
Professor of Politics, Royal Holloway, University of London
2014 - 2017
Reader in Politics, University of East Anglia
2010 - 2014
Lecturer in Politics, University of East Anglia
2009 - 2010
Adjunct Professor, New York University, Florence campus
2006 - 2010
Researcher, European University Institute, Florence
2004
Special assistant, UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), Fukuoka

Grants and Awards

2014
Economic and Social Research Council, Assessing the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court [£125,000, with Georg von Graevenitz and Daniel Zizzo]
2012
Economic and Social Research Council, Estimating Constituency Opinion in the UK [£215,000, joint with Nick Vivyan]
2011
Nuffield Foundation grant for research into constitutional courts [£7,718]
2010
EUI Alumni Association prize for best thesis [3,000] and inaugural Francois M'{e}ny prize for best thesis [5,000]
2009
Association for the Study of Modern Italy, Graduate Essay Prize
2004
Economic and Social Research Council, 2+2 Award, United Kingdom

Publications

Books

Articles

Chapters in edited volumes

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