Educated at Balliol and Nuffield Colleges, Oxford University, Anthony Teasdale took a first in PPE 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 the Foreign Secretary (Sir Geoffrey Howe) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Kenneth Clarke) at HM Treasury, as well as 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 2009, he was Head of Political Strategy and Governing Bodies in the Office of the President of the European Parliament (Hans-Gert Poettering), and from 2009 to 2012, Deputy Chief of Staff to the President of the Parliament (Jerzy Buzek).
Anthony is currently a Director in the Directorate-General for EU Internal Policies in the European Parliament's administration. From November 2013, he will serve as Director-General of the new European Parliamentary Research Service.
Anthony has also been Gwilym Gibbon Research Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, and Lecturer in Politics at Corpus Christi and Magdalen Colleges, Oxford. From 2010 to 2013, he was Visiting Professor in Politics at the University of Buckingham. He speaks widely on European political and 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, the fourth edition of which was published in September 2012.