I joined the Economics department at Swansea University in 2019. I previously worked as a lecturer at the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol. I also taught at the University of Warwick whilst employed as a researcher at the Institute for Employment Research and at the University of British Columbia whilst a graduate student. In recent years the focus of my teaching has been statistics, econometrics and mathematical economics.

My main research interest is labour economics, in particular the educational participation decision. I have published in several areas, with publication in Education economics, Research in post-compulsory Education, Transport Economics and Work, Employment and Society. For ten years I also owned and ran a “successful” vegetarian restaurant in Cardiff.

Teaching

  • MN-1011 Micro-economics 1

    This module provides a rigorous understanding of basic micro-economic principles by combining theory and application to contemporary issues, such that students have a sound basis for progression to study economics at Level 2.

  • MN-1012 Statistics for Economics

    The module will provide an overview of the statistical methods necessary for economic analysis, focusing specifically on the use of computer packages (primarily SPSS) to conduct statistical analysis.

  • MN-3532 Econometrics 3

    This module provides third year Economics undergraduates with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their own econometric skills and critically evaluate current empirical econometric research. With a strong emphasis on ┬┐learning by doing", this module employs a mixture of lectures, tutorials and computer workshops to allow students to undertake their own empirical analysis in core areas of econometrics. The module will develop numerous transferable skills of use for both further study and future employment.

  • MN-3567 International Economics and Trade

    The aim of this module is to illustrate the major developments in international economics from the main stems of micro- and macro- economics, including the theory of international trade, the theory of trade policy, the theory of exchange rates, the dynamics of country┬┐s external balance, and currency crises, with each of their empirical applications.