About Me

I am Senior Lecturer in Political Economy in the Division of History and Politics and Co-Director of the Centre for Policy, Conflict and Cooperation Research at the University of Stirling. My research and teaching interests are in global governance, international trade, and agriculture and food security.  My work has been published in journals such as Global Governance, World Trade Review, Globalizations, Geopolitics and recent edited books include The Global Political Economy ofRaúl Prebisch (Routledge 2017) and Land Grabbing and Global Governance (Routledge 2014, edited with Nora McKeon and Saturnino Borras, Jr.). 

In addition to my academic research, I have extensive professional experience in the field of international policymaking: I am  a former Canadian delegate to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); I advised the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food and the Scottish Parliament; and have consulted for international NGOs and the Brookings Institution. 

*New Report for 2017  "Canada food and nutrition strategies," Brookings Institution/Ending Rural Hunger.