Thomas Raines

Director, Europe Programme (currently on sabbatical)


Thomas Raines leads the Europe Programme at Chatham House. Previously, he was manager and research fellow with the programme. Prior to joining Chatham House, he worked as an analyst in the Strategy Unit of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London.

His research interests lie in British foreign policy, the UK’s relationship with the EU, and public attitudes to international affairs.

He is the author of a number of Chatham House reports and papers, including most recently Europe's Political Tribes: Exploring the Diversity of Views Across the EU and The Future of Europe: Comparing Public and Elite Attitudes, with David Cutts and Matthew Goodwin.

Past experience

2018 - Head, Europe, Chatham House
2016-18 Research Fellow and Programme Manager, Europe, Chatham House 
2014-16 Research Associate and Programme Manager, Europe, Chatham House
2012-14 Research Associate and Coordinator, Europe, Chatham House 
2010-11 Programme Coordinator, Europe and North America, Chatham House
2008-10 Analyst, Strategy Unit, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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