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I am a PhD Researcher in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence. My research centres on youth transitions into the labour market, a key life course event that has long-lasting consequences for individuals and wider society. More specifically I focus on the effect of variable local labour market conditions on the time it takes young people in Germany and the United Kingdom to obtain employment and the quality of that employment, following departure from full-time education. 

My wider research interests include educational inequality across the life course, labour markets and labour market disadvantage, regional development and industrial change, and the connections between social and spatial mobility. I am also currently involved in an LSE (International Inequalities Institute) research project exploring the relationship between residential immobility and Brexit voting preferences in the United Kingdom. 

I hold an an MRes in Global Politics from Birkbeck, University of London. and an MA in Geography from the University of Cambridge. Prior to commencing my PhD, I worked in education, employment and skills policy for a number of think-tanks and third sector organisations in the United Kingdom and authored a host of policy-oriented reports and publications.