Internationally-recognised Brexit researcher joins the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

Dr Tim Oliver has been appointed as Senior Lecturer for the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance at Loughborough University London.

A research leader in his field, Tim’s expertise include Brexit, British politics and UK foreign, security and defence policy, as well as London, European politics, transatlantic relations and security studies. 
For several years, Tim’s research has focused on Brexit and its lasting implications on the rest of Europe. Tim’s latest publications on Brexit include ‘Understanding Brexit: A Concise Introduction’ (BUP, 2018) and ‘Europe’s Brexit: EU Perspectives on Britain’s Vote to Leave’ (Agenda, 2018).
Tim completed his PhD with the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics, before being appointed as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He is an Associate of LSE IDEAS, and has taught at the London School of Economics, University College London and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has also undertaken a visiting fellowship at New York University, and worked at research institutions in London, Berlin and Washington D.C., as well as in the British House of Lords and the European Parliament. 
Tim often provides expert commentary and insight to the media, including national and international broadcasters and press such as the BBC, ITN, Sky News, ABC, Voice of America, New York Times, MSN, FT and La Razón.
Speaking of the new appointment, the Director of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance, Professor Helen Drake said:
We are delighted to welcome Dr Oliver to the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance. He is internationally renowned for his knowledge of British politics, international relations and wider UK policy, and will be a great asset to the Institute.
Professor Helen Drake, Director of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance
Further information about Dr Tim Oliver and his research can be found by visiting his staff profile.

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