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Dr Sheila Lawlor (Baroness Lawlor) is Politeia’s Founder and Research Director. She served as its executive director from 1995-2020, developing the constitutional, economic and social policy programme with UK and international specialists.  Her background is as an academic historian of 20th century British political history, having started her working life as research fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Churchill College, Cambridge. Her academic publications include Churchill and the Politics of War 1940-41 and for Politeia she has written on social, economic and constitutional policy.  She was made a Life Peer in October 2022.

History Publications

  • In preparation: British Politics and Social Policy in the 1940s (Working title)
  • ‘Britain and the Russian entry into the war’ in Diplomacy and Intelligence during the Second World War, ed. Richard Langhorne, (Cambridge, 2004), 168-83
  • Churchill and the Politics of War, 1940-41 (Cambridge 1994)
  • Britain and Ireland, 1914-23 (Gill and Macmillan, 1983)
  • ‘Greece, March 1941: The Politics of British Military Intervention’, Historical Journal 25 (1982), 933-946

Policy Publications