Welcome to my personal web-site. Here you will be able to find links to my articles, cv, and current projects.
I am Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Political Science at the University of Melbourne (Times World University ranking, #1 in Australia, #32 of 1000 Worldwide). In 2016, I completed my PhD in Government at Harvard University. My research examines quality of government, regimes, and comparative social indicators. I am also interested in political methodology, including comparative survey work, index construction and design, geospatial analysis, and multi-method research. My academic work has been published in a wide range of Q1 journals, and cited in publications including The Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Guardian and The Atlantic.
I graduated from the University of Oxford in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, where I ranked 2nd (of 350 students) in my cohort. I was subsequently a Peter Martin Fellow at the Financial Times, then worked for the World Bank as designer of the Indices of Social Development, and while living in Washington DC, founded the Washington European Society. I am a member of the Oxford Altius Society, and a Principal Investigator of the World Values Surveys.