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My thesis project surrounds the changing nature of intergovernmental forums in the EU and attempts to explain why member states choose informal and weak institutional structures to ┬áco-operate in before later choosing many of the features they initially wanted to avoid. In my project I look at a number of policy forums such as the Eurogroup, EU Common Security and Defence Policy, EU Common Foreign and Security Policy and the EU’s Justice and Home Affairs.

My wider interests include Scottish and British Politics as well as issues surrounding nationalism and multiculturalism. In my spare time I co-host a podcast on Machiavelli’s book ‘The Prince‘ and edit an online review called the Strix.

Before attending the EUI I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Strathclyde and earned a Master of Science from the University of Glasgow, where I was also awarded the Altiero Spinelli Prize in European Politics.