Welcome to my homepage. I am a Lecturer in Global Governance and Deputy Director of the new Institute of Global Governance at the Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy, University College London. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor in Political Science (International Relations) at Trinity College Dublin, as well as Director of the Policy Institute. I have held research fellowships at New York University and Harvard University Law Schools where I worked alongside Ryan Goodman. I completed my PhD in Political Science at Nuffield College, University of Oxford under the supervision of Laurence Whitehead.
My current research and teaching interests lie at the boundaries of international and domestic politics, with expertise in international politics, comparative politics, human rights, international organizations and processes of democratization in fragile democracies.
I specialize in the study of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) with a particular interest in their ability to promote and protect human rights as well as enhance political accountability in fragile and established democratic settings. I was the National Human Rights Institution Fellow at Harvard University Law School Human Rights Program from 2008 until 2009.
I attended Aberystwyth University and McGill University as an undergraduate where I received a BSc (Econ) in International Politics with Law. I hold an MPhil in Latin American Studies from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. I have also worked at the International Law and Organizations Program at the London Secretariat of Amnesty International and for a Peruvian non-governmental organization.
Department of Political Science
School of Public Policy
University College London
London WC1E 6BT