I am Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Comparative Political Science at the University of Liverpool. I hold a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute.

My current research interests lie at the intersection between political sociology and comparative political science. I am particularly interested in how/when people's social attributes (gender, class, employment patterns, religion, etc.) influence their values, attitudes and political behaviour, and how the impact of such attributes is shaped by factors such as social and technological change, the political context and people's experiences (particularly during emerging adulthood).

A second strand of my research focuses on the sociological aspects of party membership, and how this is influenced by political parties' organisational features.

My work deals with those issues from a broad perspective and focuses on topics as varied as political behaviour, public opinion, political parties and quantitative methods.

In my spare time, I also edit the European Journal of Political Research: Political Data Yearbook.