David Lawrence

Research Fellow, UK in the World Programme


David Lawrence is a research fellow in the UK in the World Programme, which aims to identify and assess the priorities, partnerships and pathways for the UK after Brexit.

David previously worked as senior political adviser to the Trade Justice Movement, focusing on the UK’s post-Brexit trade policy. Before that, he worked in the UK Parliament for a Labour MP and as a community organizer in North London.

He is also founder and co-chair of the New Diplomacy Project, which provides expert briefing on foreign policy issues to UK parliamentarians.

David grew up in China, speaks basic Mandarin and has a strong interest in UKChina relations. He holds a BA (Hons) in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in political theory from the London School of Economics and Social Sciences (LSE).