I am a Lecturer in International Politics and Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. My research broadly centres on the politics and ethics of security, with particular interests in energy security, climate politics, and China. I completed my PhD in International Relations at the University of Birmingham in 2014, which focused on the politics of energy security in the United States and China.
I have recently published a monograph with Oxford University Press, based on my ongoing work on energy security. This is titled The Energy Security Paradox: Rethinking Energy (In)security in the United States and China. I have also co-edited a book on Ethical Security Studies: A New Research Agenda, with Anthony Burke, and have published research articles in Review of International Studies, the Journal of International Relations and Development, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, and WIREs Climate Change.
At Sheffield, I am undertaking a research project funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, titled ‘Securing China: Understanding security politics beyond the West’. Having completed 8 months of fieldwork in China I am now in the early stages of writing a monograph on Chinese security politics. As part of this research, in 2018-2019 I was Associate-in-Research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, and also spent time as a visiting fellow at the University of Copenhagen and the Swedish Institute for International Affairs.
I regularly present my research at major international conferences in the UK, Europe, North America, and Asia, and I have also been invited to give a number of longer invited lectures about particular aspects of my research at institutions around the world. I have published in a number of different venues, including more traditional academic formats as well as blogs and opinion pieces.
My research has been supported by external funding from the UK Economic and Social Research Council and by the Leverhulme Trust.
I regularly engage with policy-communities as part of my work.
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