About Me

I am Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University. Using data driven methods from statistics and machine learning, my work lies at the intersection between social science and computer science.

Recently, I have been working more and more with neural networks to tackle challenges in data privacy, NLP and applied computer vision. My substantive research focuses on institutions in governance. What drives and determines the rules of political decision making?

Prior to joining Cardiff, I had a position at Oxford University and worked as a Data Scientist in industry. I graduated with a PhD in Political Science from the University of Mannheim.

I am member of the academic advisory board for the Government Statistical Service at the Office for National Statistics. My focus there is on all matters related synthetic data. I am also Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom.