I’m a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford, based at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and the Institute for New Economic Thinking under the Oxford Martin Programme on Inequality and Prosperity. I’m also affiliated with Nuffield College. In addition, I am the Principal Investigator on a New Investigator Grant funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, which examines the relationship between welfare states and gender segregation in employment across industrialised countries. I use both quantitative and qualitative methods in my research, including model family analysis and Qualitative Comparative Analysis.
I received my ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Southampton in 2018. The thesis sought to bring a gendered perspective to debates on labour market ‘activation’. For this, I won the 2016 Doctoral Researcher Prize, awarded by the Journal of European Social Policy and European Network for Social Policy Analysis for ‘exciting, innovative and scholarly’ work. All three of my papers from my PhD have been published in leading peer-reviewed journals. I also hold an MSc in Social Policy (Distinction) and BSc in Politics (First), both from the University of Southampton.
I have also held postdoc positions at the University of Southampton. I was part of the ESRC-funded project, Female-Breadwinner Families in Europe and was awarded an ESRC Fellowship, where I examined the impacts of family policies on women’s access to top board positions through a fuzzy-set analysis.