I am Head of the School of Government and Professor of Government and Data Science at the University of Birmingham. I also serve as an Editor of the British Journal of Political Science. I joined the University of Birmingham in 2019 having previously held faculty positions at SUNY Stony BrookTrinity College Dublin, the University of Essex and Cardiff University.

My main research and teaching areas are political economy, political institutions, formal theory and political methodology, with particular interests in social learning and diffusion, political accountability, strategic communication and cooperation. My research has been published in, among others, the American Journal of Political SciencePolitical Analysis, the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, and Comparative Political Studies.

My ongoing research includes projects on ideological congruence and representation, the electoral politics of war, and electoral competitiveness.

In my free time, I am an avid fan of American sports. My teams are the New York Knicks, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Auburn Tigers football team, and the Mizzou basketball team.