Development practitioner turned academic. Honorary fellow with the Department of Social Policy and Social Work and member of the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) at the University of York. My research examines decision making in globalised networks formed around technocratic visions of development and agrarian change; paying particular attention to issues of accountability and engagement with local contexts. The disproportionate influence of philanthropic foundations has been an ongoing theme. Recently my research interests have extended to the rise of authoritarian populism in rural Europe. I belong to the Europe branch of the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI); and the Academic Advisory Group of the campaign group Another Europe is Possible.