Teaching

My teaching is driven by a great interest in interdisciplinary work, notably the dialogue between International Relations, the Life Sciences, and Business Studies.

I developed an undergraduate course on Business in World Politics, which brings together students from International Relations, Business Studies, Economics, and Development Studies. Drawing on research mainly from International Relations and Business Studies, the course highlights how companies can shape global politics not only as lobbyists but also by developing new technologies and modes of production, and by acting as partners in governance. At the same time, the course illustrates how global political processes and international regulation can shape business practices and strategy.

I also created an undergraduate module on the Global Politics of Health, and I teach on a Masters module on the Global Politics of Disease and Biosecurity. These courses looks at how the issue of 'global health' emerged on the internatioanl political agenda, the power dynamics involved in shaping which health problems are addressed and how, and the relationship between global health, security, trade, and development.