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Research interests

My primary research focuses on the political economy of the extractives sector in Sub-Saharan Africa through a temporal lens. In particular, I focus on the hydrocarbon sector in East Africa, and the battery metals sector in Southern Africa. My PhD focused on the temporalities of the hydrocarbon sector in Tanzania, with a particular focus on Resource Nationalism, Local Content and the wider temporalities found in the Tanzanian hydrocarbon sector. Alongside these focuses, I also have research experience and interests in the political economy of agriculture, agro-industrialisation, and agricultural value chains in Southern and Eastern Africa.

My work is largely interdisciplinary in scope, primarily drawing upon political geography and political economy approaches, with a focus on the politics of time/temporalities to further understanding of the politics of extraction and development.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

African Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh


Geopolitics, Territory, and Security, Master of Arts, King's College London


War Studies, Bachelor of Arts, University of Kent



  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Development
  • Political Economy
  • Political Geography
  • Oil and Gas
  • Battery Metals
  • Extractive Industries
  • Agro-Processing


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