Prior to starting at the Blavatnik School I completed an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford and a BA(Hons) in Politics from the University of Otago. I have had experience working in a range of sectors and countries, most recently for the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations in New York and for a technology start-up company in Zambia. In my home country of New Zealand I have also worked extensively with a range of youth non-governmental organisations and conducted applied research that has been published on organisational resilience.
I have a broad research interests in international politics, particularly with regards to international development and environmental issues. At the Blavatnik School I am focusing on transnational climate change governance. I hope to help develop a better understanding its extent and significance, particularly for the Global South. I am also interested in exploring how it might be able to promote alternative paradigms to the dominant market-based approach to dealing with environmental challenges and what it might tell us about transnational governance more broadly. During my previous studies my research has focused on critical approaches to peacebuilding, and the political economy of coal in India.