Anthony Teasdale is Director General of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the in-house research centre and think tank of the European Parliament, as well as being a Visiting Professor in Practice at the European Institute of the London School of Economics (LSE).
Educated at Balliol and Nuffield Colleges, Oxford University, Anthony took a first in PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) and an M. Phil in Politics. He has since worked as a political adviser and civil servant both in London and Brussels. He has served as Special Adviser to a British Foreign Secretary (Sir Geoffrey Howe) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and to a Chancellor of the Exchequer (Kenneth Clarke) at HM Treasury, as well as working in the general secretariats of both the EU Council of Ministers (Ecofin Council) and the European Parliament.
From 2002 to 2006, Anthony was Head of Policy Strategy and Legislative Planning for the EPP Group in the European Parliament. From 2007 to 2012, he worked for successive Presidents of the European Parliament - Hans-Gert Poettering and Jerzy Buzek - latterly as deputy chef de cabinet. He became Director for EU Internal Policies in the Parliament's administration in 2012, before taking up his current post in November 2013.
Anthony has also been a Gwilym Gibbon Research Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford; a Lecturer in Politics at Corpus Christi and Magdalen Colleges, Oxford; and a Visiting Professor in Politics at the University of Buckingham. He is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS). He speaks widely on European institutional issues and has published articles in Political Quarterly, Government and Opposition, Electoral Studies and the Journal of Common Market Studies. He is co-author of The Penguin Companion to European Union (fourth edition, 2012) and recently published ‘The Fouchet Plan: De Gaulle’s Intergovernmental Design for Europe’ in the LEQS series at the LSE.
The 320-strong European Parliamentary Research Service encompasses the Members' Research Service, Library, Historical Archives and citizens' enquiries service of the Parliament, together with its research capabilities in ex-ante impact assessment, ex-post evaluation of EU law and policy, and scientific foresight and global trends.