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Mile End Institute

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.

Lord 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

Institute staff

Professor Philip Cowley

Twitter: @philipcowley

Philip is Director of the Mile End Institute and Professor of Politics at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations.

Dr Helen McCarthy

Twitter: @HistorianHelen

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.

Professor Tim Bale

Twitter: @ProfTimBale

Tim is Deputy Director of the Mile End Institute and Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London.

Daniel Gover

Daniel Gover

Twitter: @DanielGover

Daniel is a Research Fellow at the Mile End Institute, working on our research project on English Votes on English Laws.

Visiting/Honorary staff