I became interested in statistics and methodology when studying for my MPhil in Politics at Oxford. And, the “stats bug” never left me.
My first degree was a BA (with distinction) in International Relations and International Organisation at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, for which I spent a semester at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris. In 2014, I completed the M.Phil. (with distinction) in European Politics at Oxford. And, somehow I ended up applying for a DPhil and three more years of graduate study here.
My research focuses on British political development, computational text analysis, big data, and includes the occasional flirtation with bayesian statistics and machine learning here and there. When I’m not programming in R or Python, I enjoy playing the saxophone, listening to jazz, running, and reading.