Academic Life

I am currently a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Asian Security in the globally-renowned School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews.  My main research interests concern contemporary great power politics and authoritarianism, as well as the interplay between national identity, security and domestic politics in East Asia (primarily China) and South Asia (primarily India).  I also engage with the analytical uses of social psychology in International Relations.

Through My Writing, I have produced several single-authored books, edited volumes, journal articles and book chapters on these subjects, and regularly engage in extensive Media and Public Engagement activities.  Details of my Teaching, Supervision and other Academic Activities at St Andrews can be found here.

I have previously taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Durham, as well as the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  I am recognised as a Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy (HEA); and have been appointed as a Senior Research Associate with the Foreign Policy Centre (FPC), as an Honorary Fellow in the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), and as a Visiting Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.