I am a political economist and researcher exploring digital technologies, welfare states, and capitalist transformation. From September 2020, I will join UCL’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose as a PhD researcher under the supervision of Professor Mariana Mazzucato and Dr Kate Roll. Previously, I have worked in policy and advocacy at the British Heart Foundation and Genetic Alliance UK, and most recently as a Researcher for a project on pharmaceutical industry financialization funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking. I have also consulted and been commissioned to conduct research on the digital economy and healthcare systems on behalf of a number of thinktanks and advocacy groups. I’m always interested to discuss ideas for collaboration, whether in academia, policy or grassroots organizing. Do get in touch.
Organizations I’ve worked with in the past year
For Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, I was commissioned to write a short briefing paper outlining recent digitalization reforms in Denmark and their impact.
For Common Wealth, I was commissioned to produce a discussion paper on the political economy of public sector data in the UK. This is publicly available here.
At the University of Copenhagen‘s Department of Public Health, I have been a member of the Data Research Group (primarily for PhD, postdoc and professorial researchers), providing feedback on working papers. I have also worked on an ad hoc basis as a Research Assistant and manuscript editor.
At Copenhagen Business School, I was employed part-time between September-December 2019 to evaluate a publicly-funded digital technology start-up programme.
For Keep Our NHS Public, I worked with tech cooperative Outlandish to build the datasets in R used in the NHSCuts app ahead of the 2019 General Election. This was a pro-bono/voluntarily role for everyone involved.
For doteveryone, I provided input to the report ‘Responsible Procurement – rethinking how the public sector buys tech’.
I was commissioned to write an opinion piece and a report for The Guardian and The Independent on Denmark’s response to COVID-19.
Aug 2019-Sep 2020
Sep 2019-Aug 2020 (part-time)
Sep 2018-Jan 2020
Aug 2017-Aug 2018
Aug 2016-Aug 2017
Researcher, assisting Professor William Lazonick (Institute for New Economic Thinking/Academic-Industry Research Network)
Research Assistant – Center for Medical Science and Technology Studies at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Public Health
Programme Coordinator – Copenhagen Business School (based at Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship)
Strategy Analyst (Healthcare Innovation) (secondment) and Public Affairs Officer – British Heart Foundation
Public Affairs Assistant/Officer (fixed-term contract) – Genetic Alliance UK
Grades omitted. If you would like a full copy of my CV, e-mail me.
PhD in Innovation and Public Policy, University College London, 2020-2024
MSc Political Science (International Political Economy), University of Copenhagen (full-time, two-year programme), 2018-2020
Graduate Exchange Programme (MPH), University of California at Berkeley, 2019
BA (Joint Hons) Politics and Arabic, University of Leeds, 2011-2015
BA courses in Modern Standard and Egyptian Arabic, University of Alexandria, 2012-2013
International Baccalaureate Diploma, Bridgwater College (FE), 2009-2011
12 A-A* GCSEs, Haygrove School, Bridgwater, 2004-2009
Grants and awards
Departmental PhD Scholarship, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, 2020
Awarded competitive IIPP’s departmental Baillie Gifford Scholarship covering tuition fees and living stipend for PhD.
University of Copenhagen-University of California Reciprocity Scholarship, 2019
Full tuition and fees funding, worth approximately $5000, awarded on the basis of academic merit to study at the School of Public Health at the University of California – Berkeley.
Stellar Leadership Development Programme Bursary, London Law Trust, 2015
Awarded a London Law Trust bursary, worth approximately £13000, to take part in a 2-week graduate programme in Setesdal, Norway.
Shivali Dave Prize for Excellence, University of Leeds, 2015
Awarded for achieving the highest grade among my cohort upon graduation.
Highly Commended, The Undergraduate Awards, 2015
Awarded for a political theory essay I wrote in my second year of undergraduate studies.
Conference Bursary, Footsteps Fund, 2015
Worth approximately £500. Awarded to present my undergraduate dissertation research at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research.