Professor Meg Russell


Meg is Director of UCL’s Constitution Unit. She leads its research work on Parliament, and is particularly known for her work on the British House of Lords, bicameralism, and parliamentary policy influence. Meg has worked closely with policy makers throughout her career. Before joining the Constitution Unit in 1998, she worked in the House of Commons and for the British Labour Party. Subsequently, she has acted as a consultant to the Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords, been seconded as a full-time adviser to Robin Cook in his role as Leader of the House of Commons, and served as an adviser to the Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (the 'Wright Committee') and the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC).