Dr Vicky Cattell examines the link between local community life and wellbeing
Dr Caoimhe McAvinchey explores how theatre makers stage critical questions about the prison system
Dr Rainbow Murray looks at the rise of women in politics – from gender quotas to the differences between male and female MPs
Professor Richard Ashcroft explores the pros and cons of using incentives to encourage good health
Professor Michael Kenny is examining the political and policy implications of a resurgence of English national identity
Professor Maxine Robertson explores organisational change in the healthcare sector
Dr Thomas Dixon looks at the part emotion plays in UK education
Dr Chris Reid examines the customs and practices of political speechmaking from the eighteenth century to the present day
Policymakers are called to respond to challenges with innovation, safeguard best practice, and reflect the ever-changing needs of our times. Access to the very best thinking and substantial, evidence-based, research is essential.
Our academics have acted in an advisory capacity to the Government (local and national), regulating bodies, think tanks and other non-governmental organisations, financial institutions, museums and other cultural centres. Their voices, opinions and first-rate research have been invaluable in shaping policy in both subtle and overt ways. This section captures just some of this activity.
We also prepare students to put policy into practice with a range of exciting programmes – from the BA Politics and Business Management to the MSc in Public Policy, and the MA in Modern and Political History which includes the ‘New Labour in Government’ module – unique in the UK.
The Mile End Group (MEG) regularly host high-profile political speakers. Sir John Major, Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, Sir Gus O’Donnell, Alan Rusbridger, Lord Butler of Brockwell, Lord Malloch-Brown and Sir Kevin Tebbit, amongst others, have all contributed to seminars organised and run by MEG.