Dr Patrick Diamond
Member of the Mile End Institute Advisory Board
Patrick was formerly Research Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Manchester, and Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford and an Associate Member of Nuffield College.
He is a local councillor in the London Borough of Southwark, Vice-Chair of the think-tank Policy Network, a member of the Advisory Board of the Social Market Foundation, and sits on the Scientific Council of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies.
Patrick held a number of senior posts in British central government between 2000 and 2010, and was formally Head of Policy Planning in 10 Downing Street. He has been a trustee of the Bromley by Bow Centre, a pioneering voluntary organisation led by the local community in East London.
Patrick has recently completed a monograph with IB Tauris which assesses structural change in Whitehall and the core executive during the New Labour years. The book combines a focus on the formal institutional apparatus of the British state with a broader interpretation of how change occurs in political-executive relations through the Westminster model and the British Political Tradition. In addition, his current research focuses on public policy, social democracy, and political interviewing.