Main research areas:
- Comparative politics
- Public policy
My research is on public services in historical and comparative perspective. My dissertation traces the development of the mental health care and child welfare services which displaced nineteenth-century insane asylums and orphanages in OECD countries.
I am most interested in the development of welfare states, welfare state transitions, policy change, and social policy.
I have studied political economy, and economic and social history, and before coming to Lund I worked at the New Zealand Treasury.