About / Who we are


Queen Elizabeth Tower, UK Houses of Parliament

The Hansard Society has a small core team based at our Millbank Tower office near Westminster. We supplement our team with researchers and practitioners from time to time, to deliver specialist research and education projects.

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Dr Ruth Fox Director


T: +44 (0)7779 666771 E: ruth.fox@hansardsociety.org.uk X: @ruthfox01

Ruth's research focuses on parliamentary strengthening, constitutional reform, and public attitudes to politics. She is the co-author of ‘The Devil is in the Detail: Parliament and Delegated Legislation’, the first detailed study of the parliamentary scrutiny of delegated legislation for decades. In 2019-20 she was BBC Parliament’s commentator for its coverage of the major Brexit votes. She regularly gives evidence to parliamentary select committees and inquiries, and contributes to a wide range of current affairs programmes on radio and television, commentating on parliamentary process and political reform.

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Matthew England Researcher


T: +44 (0)203 925 3979 E: matthew.england@hansardsociety.org.uk

Matt joined the Hansard Society in 2023 to focus on the Society’s ongoing research into delegated powers and the system of scrutiny for delegated legislation. He also maintains the Society’s legislative monitoring service, the Statutory Instruments Tracker®. He graduated with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford in 2020 and an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2021. Before joining the Hansard Society, Matt worked as a researcher for a Member of Parliament focusing primarily on legislative research.

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Richard Greenhill Development Officer


T: +44 (0)203 925 3979 E: richard.greenhill@hansardsociety.org.uk

Richard has been working on membership and project support for the Hansard Society since 2023. He previously worked in data analysis for a multinational retailer and before that for a political party. He also has experience of governance and IT in local government and financial services, as well as having interned in Westminster for a Member of Parliament. He has longstanding interests in public law and parliamentary scrutiny and has advised on legislative drafting. He studied Mathematics and Social and Political Science at the University of Cambridge.

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Chris Roberts Finance and Administration Officer


T: +44 (0)203 925 3979 E: chris.roberts@hansardsociety.org.uk

Chris joined the Hansard Society in 2023 in a part-time role to support the team with financial, membership and general administration. In his first career he worked for the John Lewis Partnership for 38 years in a variety of IT roles, including programming, support, project management and service management, with a particular specialism in point-of-sale systems. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in Pure Mathematics.