The Constitution Unit


About us

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


See here for details of the Constitution Unit's academic, research and administrative staff. We also have a number of PhD students, and work with wider networks of collaborators. These include UCL associate staff, external academic Fellows and various honorary staff. And we have a Constitution Unit Council comprising senior political and legal figures.