The Constitution Unit


Rebecca McKee


Position: Research Associate, Citizens' Assembly on Brexit
Location: 2.01, 31 Tavistock Square
Telephone: 020 3108 9279 (Internal: 59279)
Email: r.mckee@ucl.ac.uk

Rebecca joined the Constitution Unit as a Research Associate in June 2017. She is working with Dr Alan Renwick on the Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit, including research questions around the quality of deliberation and the representativeness of members of the assembly. The outputs from this project will be a report presented to government with recommendations from members of the assembly, briefing papers on areas such as trade and immigration that the assembly will touch on, and academic journal articles on deliberative mechanisms, and group representation.

Rebecca has a BSocSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Manchester, an MSc in Social Change and a PhD in the substantive representation of ethnic minorities in the House of Commons, both also from the University of Manchester. Previously Rebecca worked with the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) at the University of Manchester on an ESRC funded research project on MPs attitudes to race and racism in 1987 and 2017.


“Love thy neighbour? Exploring prejudice against ethnic minority groups in a divided society: the case of Northern Ireland” McKee, Rebecca. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 42.5 (2016): 777-796.

“Things Can Only Get Better? Changing Views of the Past, Present and Future in the Former Soviet Union.” McKee, Rebecca, et al. Europe-Asia Studies 65.7 (2013): 1466-1478.

“Ethical issues in using social media for health and health care research” McKee, Rebecca " Health Policy 110.2 (2013): 298-301.

“Do citizens of the former Soviet Union trust state institutions, and why?” McKee, Rebecca, et al. East European Politics 29.4 (2013): 377-396.