The Mile End Institute is a major policy centre established at Queen Mary University of London, building on the foundations of our predecessor organisation, the Mile End Group.
Drawing on our unique location within a Russell Group University situated in London’s East End, we bring together policymakers, academics and diverse local communities to address the major political challenges in the UK. The Institute calls on a large pool of expertise from the Schools of History and Politics under the guidance of our patron, the historian and cross-bench peer Peter Hennessy.
The Mile End Institute sustains Queen Mary’s fine tradition of involvement in public and political life at a time of fascinating, if not perilous, uncertainty for our country.
Lord Peter Hennessy
Philip is Director of the Mile End Institute and Professor of Politics at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations.
Helen is Deputy Director of the Mile End Institute and Reader in Modern British History at QMUL. She leads our Rethinking Contemporary British History project. She is on her research leave in the academic year 2017/18.
Javier is Member of the Mile End Institute and Lecturer in Politics at QMUL. He specialises in political behaviour, comparative politics, social media and politics, and political methodology.
Robert is Deputy Director of the Mile End Institute and Senior Lecturer in Modern British History at QMUL. He specialises in modern British history, focusing particularly on the histories of democracy, Thatcherism and membership of the EU.
James is Member of the Mile End Institute and Lecturer in Politics at QMUL. James studies the domestic politics of 21st Century British foreign policy. His work ranges across public opinion, individual decision-making, political communication and institutional bargaining.
- Professor Francis Davis
- Dr Patrick Diamond
- Jenny Dibden
- Alun Evans
- Professor Adam Fagan
- Professor Andrew Gamble
- Elizabeth Hall
- Professor Lord Hennessy
- Professor Matthew Hilton
- Professor Julian Jackson
- Professor Michael Kenny
- Lord Bob Kerslake
- Sir Nicholas Montagu
- Ben Rogers
- Professor Pat Thane
- Professor Jane Wills
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