Ask our experts
Above: Brian Walker
Our staff frequently appear in the media to provide expert analysis on all aspects of constitutional reform. We aim to inform debates with technical detail and provide comment based on our extensive research. You can see our areas of expertise from the list below however our staff have varied backgrounds and this is not exhaustive. The majority of our staff have media experience having written articles for national newspapers and interviewed for television and radio programmes.
Getting in touch
Brian Walker is our Press Officer and can be contacted on 07802 176347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A BBC lifer, in earlier years in his native Northern Ireland, he was a news correspondent, political editor and current affairs editor for BBC Northern Ireland as well as working later in the Westminster lobby as London editor of the Belfast Telegraph. In London he served successively as BBC commissioning editor for Radio current affairs programmes and editor of political and parliamentary programmes at Westminster. For the Unit, he has also contributed to projects on coalition governance, special advisers and judicial independence.
Influence of the Constitution Unit
research has had an impact in a number of different areas: most
recently one of our reports gave rise to the new Cabinet Manual, and
another to establish a Backbench Committee for parliamentary business.
We have been influential in devolution, human rights and the courts. Read more about our policy impact »
The Unit has conducted research in all areas of constitutional reform and our main areas of expertise are listed below.
- Coalition government
- House of Lords
- Impact of parliament
- Select Committees
- Courts and the judiciary
- Freedom of information
- Scottish Independence
- Elections and referendums
- Church & State
More information on the individual research interests of staff on their personal pages. Or you can browse our current research projects, the research archive and the blog from the links below:
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