Dr Tim Oliver is the Research Director of Brexit Analytics and an Associate at LSE IDEAS, the foreign policy think tank of the London School of Economics. A leading expert on Brexit, he has since 2013 written more than 100 academic and media articles, book chapters and reports on the topic. His areas of expertise include Brexit, British government and politics, UK-EU relations, the EU, European geopolitics, transatlantic relations, and British foreign, security and defence policy.
As the Research Director of Brexit Analytics he advises British, European and international clients on handling the challenges and opportunities of Brexit. His past experience includes fellowships at New York University’s Program in International Relations, as a Dahrendorf Fellow at the LSE, the RAND Corporation in Washington D.C., the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s SAIS, and at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (the German Institute for International and Security Affairs) in Berlin. In September 2017, he will move to Florence to spend a year as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute where he will be writing a book on European-UK relations. He has taught and researched at LSE, UCL, NYU, and for several years as a Senior Lecturer in defence and international affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
His political experience includes several years working in the European Parliament in Brussels and in a Whips’ Office in Britain’s House of Lords. He has an extensive knowledge of UK parliamentary procedure and has worked on legislation and policy ranging from health care and universities to education reform and Europe.
Dr Oliver has published extensively in the press, think tanks and in academic publications. In 2013 he published the first detailed analysis of what a British withdrawal might mean for the rest of the European Union and since then has published more than a dozen reports and academic journal articles on the topic in addition to over 100 comment pieces and book chapters. He has also contributed to numerous reports and books on subjects ranging from the war in Afghanistan through to UK constitutional change. His work has covered UK-EU relations, British, European and US politics, and UK defence matters. He provides expert commentary to major news and media outlets on both sides of the Atlantic, including BBC News, CNBC, Voice of America, Al Jazeera, Radio Free Europe, ABC News and Fox News.
Tim is an alumnus of several courses and leadership programs on both sides of the Atlantic and a member of Chatham House. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, an MSc(distinction) in European Studies from the London School of Economics and a first class B.A. (hons.) in Politics from the University of Liverpool.