The Constitution Unit


About the Constitution Unit

The Constitution Unit conducts timely, rigorous, independent research into constitutional change and the reform of political institutions. Our research has significant real-world impact, informing policy-makers engaged in such changes – both in the United Kingdom and around the world.
29-31 Tavistock Square

About us

The Constitution Unit was created in 1995 to aid policy-makers involved in changing their constitutions. Robert Hazell founded the Unit initially to conduct detailed research and planning on constitutional reform in the UK. We continue to fulfil that remit, but also assess the effects of reforms that have taken place, and research constitutional and political arrangements beyond the UK.

Dr Alan Renwick, Prof Meg Russell & Prof Robert Hazell


The Constitution Unit's academic, research, PhD and administrative staff 

Honorary Staff

Honorary researchers who contribute and advise on our activities

Associate Staff

Associate Staff are academics at UCL who who contribute and advise on our activities.


Constitution Unit Fellows are senior academics at other universities who are closely associated with our work

Constitution Unit Council

The Council exemplifies the cross-party nature of the Unit’s work, our interest in the House of Lords as well as the House of Commons, and our links with Whitehall.