I am a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Glasgow. In my research I focus on three main areas.
First, a lot of my work examines the (re)emergence of energy as a security issue. My main interest is in understanding how arguments and narratives of energy (in)security work to (de)legitimise different policies and shape political action. Much of this work focuses on how gas supplies have been ‘securitised’ in the European Union.
Second, I’ve extended this interest in energy security to Brexit. I am currently working on a Carnegie Trust funded project with Dr John Connolly examining whether and how the institutional and operational arrangements for preventing and managing crises will need to be adapted when the UK leaves the EU. My contribution to the project is to examine the arrangements for managing gas supply disruptions as well as the future UK-EU relationship in this area.
Third, I have an interest in EU policymaking. Most of this work has focused on examining the links between interest group preferences and the different stages of the policy process - formation, decision, transposition and compliance.