The Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services provides Members with independent, objective and authoritative analysis of, and research on, policy issues relating to the European Union, in order to assist them in their parliamentary work.
BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics; M.Phil in Politics (Oxford University)
Administrator, EC Council of Ministers (DG Ecofin and Social Affairs)
Special Adviser to UK Foreign Secretary and Deputy PM, Sir Geoffrey Howe
1992-1995 and 1997-2002
Head of London Office, EPP Group secretariat
Special Adviser to UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kenneth Clarke
Head of Policy Strategy and Legislative Planning, EPP Group secretariat
Team Leader in Cabinet of EP President Hans-Gert Pöttering
Deputy Chef de Cabinet to EP President Jerzy Buzek
Director for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, DG IPOL
2013 to date
Director-General for Parliamentary Research Services, DG EPRS
2011 to date
Senior Visiting Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics (LSE)
Publication of The Penguin Companion to European Union (4th edition).