Akash has worked at the Institute for Government (IFG) in London since 2008, having previously worked as a researcher at the Constitution Unit, UCL. He has a broad interest in constitutional change and the comparative study of political systems. He currently manages the IFG’s devolution research programme, leading research on the impact of Brexit on the Union and the history and performance of devolution to all parts of the UK.
Recent publications include Has Devolution Worked?, Devolution at 20, Governing England: English Identity and Institutions in a Changing United Kingdom, and Four Nation Brexit. He has previously also published on subjects such as civil service accountability, coalition and minority government, Cabinet reshuffles, and the Scottish independence referendum on 2014.
Akash is a regular contributor to public debate through contributions to parliamentary committees at Westminster, Holyrood and the Welsh Assembly, and through appearances on national and international broadcast media.