Professor Patrick Diamond

Patrick Diamond is the Professor in Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London

Patrick held a number of senior posts in British central government between 2000 and 2010, and he was the Head of Policy Planning in 10 Downing Street.

Patrick was formally a Research Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Manchester, and Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He is a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford and an Associate Member of Nuffield College.

He was a Local Councillor in the London Borough of Southwark from 2010 to 2014, and he has been a trustee of the Bromley by Bow Centre, a pioneering voluntary organisation led by the local community in East London. Patrick is a trustee of the Dartington Service Design Lab and the Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET). He is also on the Board of the Campaign for Social Science. He is Chair of the think-tank Policy Network, and sits on the Scientific Council of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies. He is a regular contributor to national newspapers, radio and TV programmes.