Research Fellow and Programme Manager, Europe Programme
Thomas Raines
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Thomas Raines is a research fellow at Chatham House where he manages the Europe Programme. Previously, 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 co-author of the Chatham House reports Hard Choices Ahead: British Attitudes Towards the UK’s International Priorities (2012), with Jonathan Knight and Robin Niblett; and A Diplomatic Entrepreneur: Making the Most of the European External Action Service (2011), with Staffan Hemra and Richard Whitman.


  • British politics
  • Britain and the EU
  • British foreign policy and public opinion
  • EU external relations


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