Senior Lecturer in Global Governance at the Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy, University College London and Deputy Director of the UCL Global Governance Institute. Prior to joining UCL, he was Assistant Professor in Political Science (International Relations) at Trinity College Dublin. He has held research fellowships at New York University and Harvard University Law Schools and completed his DPhil in political science at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He has held visiting fellowships at the University of Gothenburg, Nuffield College, University of Oxford and the University of Queensland. Tom’s research interests include the theoretical and empirical study of global governance, with a focus on the UN human rights regime and national human rights institutions. Recent books include: Major Works Collection: Global Governance II, Routledge (2018) (with D. Coen) and Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change: Assessing National Human Rights Institutions, Cambridge University Press (2012) (with R. Goodman). His work has also featured in leading journals in the field, including International Organization, The American Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Relations, Governance and Human Rights Quarterly. He also sits on the editorial board of the journal Global Governance and has held grants with the British Academy, Leverhulme Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.