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.
Studying PhD in Economic History
- Lund University (Lund, Sweden)
- Research project: Origins of the knowledge economy
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.