Mile End Institute

About us

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

Twitter: @ProfTimBale

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

Twitter: @jsajuria

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.

Twitter: @redhistorian

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.

Twitter: @dr_james_strong

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.  

Twitter: @DanielGover

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