Baroness Falkner of Margravine entered the House of Lords in 2004. She is Chairman of the EU Sub-Committee on Financial Affairs, a Member of the Joint-Committee on National Security Strategy and Visiting Professor at King’s College London. She chaired the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs (2000–15), and has served on the Constitution Committee, the Joint Committee on Human Rights, and several EU committees. She served on the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Tackling Muslim Extremism established after the London bombings in July 2005. Her academic background is in International Relations.