For academic year 2023-24 I am Visiting Fellow at the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics.
In October 2020 I took up a tenure-track lecturer position in the Department for Political Studies at Bar Ilan University, Israel.
From 2019 to 2020 I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at Queen Mary University of London's School of Politics and International Relations.
From 2016 to 2019 I was an Israel Institute post-doctoral research fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an adjunct lecturer in the Politics department, and in the Rothberg International School.
During 2017-2018 I also served as an advisor on foreign policy issues to then Israeli Leader of the Opposition (and now Israel's 11th president) Isaac Herzog.
From 2008 to 2015 I was Director of Research for BICOM, and founding Deputy Editor of BICOM's Fathom journal.
In 2015-2016 I was a Senior Goldman Fellow and adjunct lecturer in the School of Politics, Government and International Relations at Tel Aviv University.
I have published widely in both scholarly and general publications. My first book, Blair, Labour and Palestine; Conflicting Views on Middle East Peace After 9/11 was published by Bloosmbury Academic in June 2013. (Click here for links to all my academic publications.)
I have contributed to various publications in print and online including NBC Think, Prospect, the Guardian, Independent, New Statesman, Haaretz, Huffington Post UK, International Business Times, Jewish Chronicle and others.
My work has also been published by various think tanks including the Tel Aviv based Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and London based Foreign Policy Centre. I have chaired events for the think tanks INSS, Mitvim and BICOM, appeared on panels organised by the Brookings Institute, Israel Democracy Institute, Chatham House and RUSI and presented my research to officials at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
I have provided expert analysis on issues relating to Israel and the region for BBC radio and televison and Sky News. My expertise on UK-Israel relations has also been quoted by the Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, the New York Times, AFP, the Jerusalem Post, Vanity Fair, the New York Post (yes really!) and others.
I was awarded my PhD from University College London (UCL) for my thesis, 'Between the Crescent and the Star: British policy in the Israeli-Palestinian arena in the wake of 9/11.'
From 2007 to 2008 I was an an analyst and consultant at GCS, a specialist team of international political consultants advising parties and leaders across Europe.
From 2004 to 2006 I was the Head of Policy and Research for the Westminster based campaign group, Labour Friends of Israel (LFI). I worked as the researcher for a number of all party parliamentary groups before moving to LFI.
I studied as an undergraduate at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, graduating with first class honours in Philosophy and Theology.
2010 - present
2010 - present