Andrew Blick, Director of History & Policy, is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History in the Department of Political Economy, King's College London.
He specialises in the study of the UK constitution and democratic reform. He is the author of books on the history of special advisers to ministers, the office of Prime Minister, and of No.10 aides. HIs most recent works are Beyond Magna Carta: a constitution for the United Kingdom (Hart, 2015) and The Codes of the Constitution (Hart, 2016).
Andrew has worked in Parliament, in the Prime Minister's Office, No.10 Downing Street, and for a variety of think tanks. He is a consultant to democratic reform projects internationally, including in Pakistan, Ukraine, Turkey and Iran; and to international democracy promotion institutions. In 2015-16 he was expert adviser to a parliamentary panel on devolution and the future of the UK constitution, chaired by Lord Kerslake, former Head of the Civil Service. During the 2010-15 Parliament Andrew was research fellow to the first ever official public inquiry into the possibility of introducing a written UK constitution, conducted by the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee.
With long-established offices in King's College London and the University of Cambridge, H&P is an expanding Partnership currently supported by 6 Higher Education Institutes: King’s College London, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, The University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, and The University of Sheffield.
We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.