I am carrying out cutting edge research into how new forms of communication are changing the way we imagine political community. Is the rise of populism linked to the growing significance of Twitter and Facebook etc. as political platforms? Can new forms of digital engagement offer new scope for democratic dialogue and active citizenship?

I am leading a project to crowdsource a millennial cohort vision for the future of UK / Europe relations. Generation Brexit offers an innovative use of technology to promote knowledge exchange and democratic dialogue, potentially between tens of thousands of young Europeans. The project will empower those aged under 35 to debate and agree post-Brexit priorities and proposals. The final report will be sent to both the UK and EU Parliaments.