I am a DPhil candidate in International Relations, under the supervision of Dr Robert Johnson and Professor Dominic Johnson. Broadly, my research explores various strategic policy interventions in state and state-based actors' foreign policy decision-making towards the cyber and digital domains. As part of this study, I explore the interplay between geopolitical strategic thought, sovereignty, and the development of cybersecurity policy by the European Union. Secondly, I examine the role of digital development initiatives in the EU, US and China's foreign policy objectives. My research is jointly funded by the Grand Union DTP (Economic and Social Research Council) and Nuffield College. My dissertation project expands upon the research undertaken while reading for the MPhil in European Politics and Society programme (at Oxford’s DPIR), for which I received a Distinction classification.
Beyond my PhD research, l am a Special Lecturer in Politics for Magdalen College (teaching International Relations and the Practice of Politics), and I lead the Cyber Strategy and Information Operations research group affiliated with the Centre and Nuffield College. Recently, l had the pleasure of attending the European Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operation and Strategy (Euro-SWAMOS) in July 2022, run by the European Initiative for Security Studies and the Hertie Centre for International Security (Berlin).
Prior to graduate studies at Oxford, I obtained a BA (Hons. with Distinction) in Political Studies and World Language Studies at Queen’s University, in Canada, as the recipient of a major national scholarship and four subject prizes in politics and German language studies.