Master of Research (MRes) 

in Management Studies


Distinction (GPA: 19.1/20)

Full marks for dissertation

DissertationPhilanthrocapitalism and the Engagement of High Net Worth Individuals

Modules include: Qualitative Research Methods; Quantitative Research Methods; Philosophy & Methodology; Contemporary Global Issues in Management.

Funding: Fully funded by a 1-year studentship from the University of St Andrews School of Management.

Awards: Deans' List Award (2017); Full marks for dissertation.



MA (Hons) in Management


First Class (GPA: 18.4/20)

Top of year

Modules include: Philanthropy & Philanthropreneurs; Sustainable Development; Responsible Investments; International Banking.

Funding: Supported by a Wardlaw Scholarship of £1,000 per annum - awarded on academic merit.

Awards: Nisbet Prize (Best in School); Principals' Scholarship for Academic Excellence; Deans' List Award (2014, 2015, 2016); Undergraduate Awards Highly Commended (for two papers).



PhD in Management Studies


Thesis title: Habitus, Capitals, and Strategies: The Engagement of High-Net-Worth-Individuals in the UK Philanthrocapitalism Sub-Field

Supervisors: Prof Tobias Jung & Dr Shona Russell

Funding: Fully funded by a 3-year collaborative studentship from ESRC/SGSSS and Bates Wells LLP.

Awards: Europaeum Scholarship; Europaeum Prize (sponsored by the Financial Times).



Starting August 2021

Research Fellow

Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC)

University of Birmingham


Contribute to research project "Border Crossings: charity and voluntarism in Britain's mixed economy of health care since 1948".

Collect and analyse data through archival research and qualitative interviews, in collaboration with researchers from the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh, Strathclyde and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Support public engagement initiatives, contribute to publications and conference presentations.

Aug 2020 - July 2021

Research Assistant

Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development (CEED)

University of St Andrews

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Design, create, and deliver workshops for students to support their development of professional skills.

Workshops delivered for students at all levels of Undergraduate and Masters levels.

Training received and experience gained in creating and delivering workshops and materials online.

2017 - Present

Research Assistant

The Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good

University of St Andrews

Contribute to strategic development, events planning and ongoing research initiatives.


Main projects include:

  • Hidden Gifts of St Andrews: project creator and lead, to be run June 2021

  • Mapping Philanthropy in Scotland: project assistant, in development

  • Philanthropy Tour of St Andrews: project creator and lead, delivered June 2019

2017 - 2020

Executive Student Representative

School of Management


Represent all postgraduate research students in the School of Management at School and University levels.

Member of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Member of University Executive Forum.


Europaeum Scholar

The Europaeum

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Selected as one of 30 outstanding PhD students from across Europe for this competitive training programme. The scholarship was worth €20,000 per student.

Comprised of institutional visits, plenary lectures, training workshops, debates and group projects.

Won the inaugural Europaeum Prize (sponsored by the Financial Times) of €10,000 - to be used to further group project.

2014 - 2018

Teaching Assistant

School of Management


Experience teaching over 100 students as a Tutor for two Undergraduate modules in the School of Management:

  • MN2001: Management and Society

  • MN2002: Management and Analysis

Responsible for facilitating weekly tutorials, monitoring student performance and providing constructive feedback.

Module coach for an Undergraduate module:

  • MN2112: Enterprise and Creativity

Responsible for guiding teams of students to design and develop enterprising projects over the course of a semester.


Grants & Funding 

  • 2021: Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences, Research Training and Support Grant: £150

  • 2021: Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences, Research Training and Support Grant: £200

  • 2021: Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences, Research Training and Support Grant: £190

  • 2020: Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences, Research Training and Support Grant: £200

  • 2020: University of St Andrews, Undergraduate Research Assistant Scheme Grant: £500 

  • 2019: School of Management PGR Conference Fund: £1,700

  • 2019: Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences, Research Training and Support Grant: £750

  • 2018: Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences, Research Training and Support Grant: £750

Training Received


  • The Mechanics of Learning

  • Student Mental Health Toolkit Training

  • Tutoring in the Arts: An Introduction

  • Assessment & Academic Misconduct (Arts)


  • Leadership in Academia

  • Diversity in the Workplace

Public Engagement

  • Public Engagement

  • Public Speaking

  • Media Training

  • Online Marketing

  • Media Branding and Online Media Profiles


  • Policy Making in Theory and Practice

  • Policy Report Writing


Professional Memberships & Affiliations