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Mile End Institute

About us

The Mile End Institute is a major new 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 Michael Kenny

Michael Kenny

Twitter: @michaelkenny_

Michael is Director of the Mile End Institute and Professor of Politics at QMUL. He leads our research on English Votes on English Laws. He is currently on research leave.

Dr Helen McCarthy

Twitter: @HistorianHelen

Helen is Deputy Director of the Mile End Institute and Senior Lecture in History at QMUL. She leads our Rethinking Contemporary British History project.

Dr Patrick Diamond

Patrick Diamond

Twitter: @PatrickDiamond1

Patrick is Deputy Director of the Mile End Institute and Lecturer in Public Policy at QMUL. He leads our research on devolution in England.

Professor Philip Cowley

Philip Cowley

Twitter: @philipjcowley

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

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.

Andrew Walker

Twitter: @amwalker86

Andrew is a doctoral researcher with the Mile End Institute working on our project on devolution in local government.

Visiting/Honorary Staff