At the international level of analysis I am interested in how international organisations are responsible for articulating and projecting sustainable development through formal and informal networks. Conceptually this takes the form of an exploration of the competing discourse coalitions that emerge within and around global institutions. These coalitions are the result of extended governance structures that seek to influence policy negotiations.
The focus of my work to date has been the United Nations which formed a central component of my Doctoral research.
In 2002 I was stationed at UN headquarters in New York to advise on sustainable development related issues for the 57th United Nations General Assembly as well conduct ethnographic research. I am currently developing my initial insights to explore the discursive impacts of the Sustainable Devleopment Goals that looks 'beyond targets'.