Jim Gallagher

Jim Gallagher escaped from the civil service into academia and the private sector nearly 10 years ago. As a public official, he was as the UK government's most senior adviser on devolution, working in the number 10 policy unit under Gordon Brown. Previous to that, his career was in Edinburgh and Whitehall. He was a Gwylim Gibbon fellow in Nuffield College, Oxford and is a visiting and honorary professor at the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews. He also holds non-executive roles in a number of commercial and non-profit enterprises. Jim’s main academic interest is the territorial constitution of the United Kingdom and how devolution develops, and is financed.