I have a PhD in Local Government Studies from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in European Studies from the London School of Economics. I previously held postdoctoral research fellowships at the Immigration Research Institute at Concordia University, and at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal which was jointly held at the University of Montreal and McGill University. Before returning to academia after my master’s degree, I worked for several years in think tanks and third sector organizations in England as a policy analyst.
My research focuses on public service innovation and service user involvement, organizational change, and government-nonprofit relationships. In particular, I’m interested in the impact of context and institutions on the ways that non-profit professionals work with citizens. I have undertaken research in the UK, France, Canada and Australia. My research has focused on migrant integration services, third sector/ social economy ecosystems, community development, and healthcare social enterprises.
On a personal note, I’m originally from the United States, although I’ve lived outside of the US for many years (in Canada, England and France). I live with my husband, Neil, and I’m an avid marathon and trail runner.
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