I am a Researcher on the History of UK Public Spending Control 1993-2015 project at the Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford), which I have joined in September 2017. Additionally, in May 2018 I have joined the Russian and East European Studies Centre (a part of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford) as a Teaching Associate.

My main research interest lies in bureaucracies, their organization and operation. To date, I have devoted my time to the analysis of two very different bureaucracies: the East German Ministry for State Security (Stasi) and the British Treasury (HM Treasury).

As a part of my study of the Stasi, I conducted research at the archives of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records (BStU) and constructed a dataset based on files of almost 300 informants of the Stasi. My research offers lessons about authoritarian survival that emerge from the analysis of these files. 

In my work on the HM Treasury, I have been a part of a team utilizing archival materials, official publications, as well as interviews with key players in UK public spending, to answer questions concerning the approaches taken to control public expenditure, as well as their efficacy.

You can find my current (May 2019) CV here.