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Personal profile

I am a Reader in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Research Associate in Political Economy at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.

My research focuses on the activities of international financial institutions. I am also the curator of IMF Monitor, a data hub used by civil society and policymakers to track activities of the International Monetary Fund.

My research has been funded by Cambridge Political Economy Society TrustCambridge Commonwealth Trust, Economic and Social Research Council, and Nga Pae o te Maramatanga. My publications have appeared in leading academic journals, including American Journal of SociologyProceedings of the National Academy of SciencesReview of International Political EconomyReview of International Organizations​, Social Science & Medicine, and World Development.

​I am currently pursuing the following research questions:

  • How do policy conditions attached to International Monetary Fund loans affect poverty, inequality, and health outcomes?
  • What is the response of international financial institutions to the Covid-19 pandemic and how is it impacting development policy and outcomes?
  • How does technical assistance delivered by international financial institutions spread policy norms to domestic policymakers?

For more information about me, please visit my website.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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