I am a PhD researcher at the University of Portsmouth. My current work is funded by the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership/ESRC, analysing remoteness & counterinsurgency in Western Africa, with a particular focus on UK & US military presence. Other research interests include conflict prevention and African Regional Organisations.

I hold a BA in Languages and European Studies and an MA International Relations at the University of Portsmouth and a Masters in Social Research Methods at the University of Southampton.

I have previously worked for the Department of International Development (DFID), as a UKRI Policy Intern within the Research and Evidence Division, and the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Senegal (WANEP), on the Early Warning and Early Response Network (WARN).

I have also taught on a part-time basis at University of Portsmouth alongside the Politics & IR Team.

I currently edit two blogs, SCDTP and Francophone Africa, and I am a member of the West Africa Peace and Security Network

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