Richard Bellamy joined UCL as Professor of Political Science and Director of the School of Public Policy in October 2005. He was educated at the University of Cambridge and the European University Institute in Florence. After three years as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford he went on to lectureships at Cambridge and Edinburgh and then held Chairs at the Universities of East Anglia, Reading and Essex. He has held Visiting Fellowships at Nuffield College, Oxford; the EUI in Florence and Australia National University (ANU). He has been Academic Director of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) since 2002 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in 2002.
His recent publications include Liberalism and Pluralism: Towards a Politics of Compromise (Routledge, 1999) and, as co-editor, Citizenship and Governance in the European Union (Continuum, 2001, 2nd ed 2005), The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and Lineages of European Citizenship: Rights, Belonging and Participation in Eleven States, (Palgrave, 2004). He is completing a study of Political Constitutionalism for CUP.