Lord Wood of Anfield is a Labour member of the House of Lords and a Fellow of Magdalen College, where he taught politics from 1995–2011. From 2001–2007 he was a member of the Treasury’s Council of Economic Advisers, working on a range of public policy issues for the Chancellor of the Exchequer. From 2007-2010 he worked at 10 Downing Street as a Senior Special Adviser to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, leading on foreign policy (Europe, USA & Middle East); culture, media & sports policy; and Northern Irish affairs. He was a member of the Labour Shadow Cabinet & an adviser to Ed Miliband from 2010-2015. He writes regularly on issues of contemporary public policy. His research and teaching focused on political economy in western Europe and issues of public policy - ranging from training and skills policy to constitutional reform.