I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Public Policy at the Department of Political Economy (King's College London). My primary research delves explores bureaucracies as the nexus between the state and society. I am particularly interested in the incentives driving bureaucrats across various political landscapes and by the strategies bureaucracies employ to achieve their objectives.
As a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, I delved into the role of ideology in motivating the public sector during regime changes in my project, "Bureaucracy in the Transition to Democracy: Testing a Theoretical Assumption".
Before that, I have devoted my time to the analysis of two very different organizations: the East German Ministry for State Security (Stasi) and the British Treasury (HM Treasury).
In addition to my academic work, I have also acted as a CEE (V4 with particular emphasis on Poland) expert (Region Head) for Oxford Analytica. My policy briefs span topics including minimum wage reforms, teacher protests, the rise of private education, and electoral strategies.
You can find my current (November 2023) CV here.