I was born in New Zealand, grew up in Australia, live in Denmark and now work in Sweden.

After a career as a public servant in Australia, I moved to Denmark in 2018 to complete a master’s degree in economics. I discovered a passion for economic history, which motivated me to pursue a PhD in the field.

My research is principally quantitative in nature, applying econometric techniques to the examine the causes and drivers of economic and social development over the long term. I am proficient in Stata and R, and also have experience with using Python to extract data from text-based historical source material.

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Since 2020

Studying PhD in Economic History

Expected completion: late 2024

2018 – 2020

MSc in Economics (cand.oecon)

  • University of Southern Denmark (Odense, Denmark)
  • Specialisation: Macroeconomics and development

2003 – 2008

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)

  • Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Specialisations: Economics and political science
  • First class honours in economics

Past professional experience

Before moving to Denmark, I worked for ten years in different levels of government in Australia. I started on long-form policy research at the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission, before moving to roles in the Victorian state government where much of my focus was on handling day-to-day policy issues and priorities.

During my time in the public service, I handled a broad portfolio of policy areas, including:

  • competition policy and regulation
  • energy and natural resources
  • education and research.

I was well regarded for my ability to take complex ideas and express them in easy-to-understand terms for a non-technical audience. Good analysis counts for little, if no one can understand it.