I am an Assistant Professor in International Relations (with Quantitative Methods) at the University of Nottingham, where I research, teach, and publish on significant problems and methods associated with development, democracy and human rights.

Prior to this, I was a Teaching Associate at the Social Sciences Research Methods Centre, University of Cambridge (2014-2016), where I taught statistics for social scientists. I hold a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge (2015).

My current research agenda focuses on three linked topics:

  1. comparative human rights,
  2. corruption in Brazil, and
  3. research transparency,

taking a quantitative, policy-oriented approach.

In my current projects, I examine effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) on different types of labour standards (with Luca Messerschmidt); expropriation as a warning sign for future repression (with Noel P. Johnston and Paasha Mahdavi); and corruption and impunity in Brazil (with Dalson Figueiredo); effects of human rights shaming on FDI (with Krishna Vadlamannati); and good and bad replication practices in political science (with Jeremy Freese). I currently plan a future protect about measuring allegations against companies and their human rights abuse (with James Allen-Robertson).

I also promote the transparency and integrity of social science research, organising workshops, chairing international conference panels and giving talks, for example, at the Royal Society, Cambridge University Press, or the ESRC Methods Festival, and some of my talks are online. I am an ambassador at the Center for Open Science (CFO), a catalyst at the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), and a fellow at the Project Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research (TIER). I write about reproducibility on my blog and tweet at @polscireplicate.