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Biography

I am a PhD Researcher in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence. 

My doctoral project, entitled Getting A Job Where There Are No Jobs, investigates the effect of variable local labour market conditions on youth transitions into the labour market in Germany and the United Kingdom. The school-to-work transition is known to be a critical moment in the life course but we know very little about the extent to which individual labour market outcomes reflect spatial variation in the number and nature of available job opportunities. My research contributes to filling this notable gap in the sociological canon. 

My wider research interests include educational inequality across the life course, labour market disadvantage, industrial and occupational change, and the connections between social and spatial mobility. I was recently 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.