The Nuffield Politics Research Centre supports research into accountability, representation, and the study of British elections.

We also seek to bridge academic research in politics and non-academic audiences via Westminster Bridge at Nuffield College.

Our aims are:

1. To conduct innovative research, of greatest long-term benefit to the public, into problems and challenges in contemporary politics

2. To specialise in questions of accountability and representation; including the ways in which mass publics respond to policy outcomes and other political developments

3. To better communicate political science research to people in public life

These aims are inspired by the founding of Nuffield College "for post-graduate work especially in connection with the study by co-operation between academic and non-academic persons of social (including economic and political) problems".

The Centre builds upon the former Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy, led by Professor Iain McLean FBA.