I’m an academic at King’s College London (KCL), with previous appointments at University of Manchester and University of Cambridge. I’m also the Deputy Director of KCL-SOAS London Asia Pacific-Centre for Social Sciences.

I study late capitalism, democracy and development, using the multi-disciplinary lens of economic sociology and political economy. More specifically, my work centres on the role of large businesses both as engines of sustained industrial growth and vehicles of distribution for equitable development, with a regional focus on East Asia. My research has be funded by the Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust, Economic and Social Research Council, and the British Academy. 

When I’m not engaging in the academic life, I can be found in open waters of Poros swimming and free diving, and on my yoga mat, learning to play the recorder.