An expert on democratic innovations, deliberative democracy and populism, my books include The People’s Verdict: Adding informed citizen voices to public decision-making (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) and The Populist Signal: Why politics and democracy need to change (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).
I’m a consultant at the research and strategy consultancy Populus and a Fellow at the Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics at the University of Sheffield.
Previously I was a Crook Public Service Fellow at the Crick Centre and a Senior Policy Researcher at the think tank Policy Network.
I write a monthly blog about Europe for the Paris-based think tank Institut Montaigne and I am a member of Carnegie’s Civic Research Network.
This website brings together my published articles in various outlets, such as The Globe and Mail, The New Statesman, Le Monde, The Independent and others. It also links to some of my speeches, public speaking events, conference presentations and radio interviews.