I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2017 on the Ambitious Futures programme, the graduate scheme for university leadership. Through this I was involved in different priority projects working within teams across the University and was seconded to the University of York, managing their CRM reporting project.
Since completing the Ambitious Futures programme, I have worked within the University as a People MI Data Specialist. I have also worked as a College Planning and Initiatives Officer, first in the Sheffield Business School and then in the College of Business, Technology and Engineering. I previously studied at the University of Leicester where I read in BA International Relations and History and MA International Security Studies. My PhD research focuses on the role that historical narratives play in the Sino-Japanese security paradox.
This involves applying securitization theory within the parameters of a contemporary reconceptualization of the security dilemma in accordance with established historiographies to understand how history informs China and Japan’s interpretation of one another as threats.