The Nuffield Politics Research Centre formed in 2019. We support 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.
We conduct innovative research, of greatest long-term benefit to the public, into the problems and challenges of contemporary politics. Our aim is to specialise in questions of accountability and representation; including the ways in which mass publics respond to policy outcomes and other political developments. Examples include understanding generational differences in policy preferences, how economic insecurity relates to different expectations and political choices, and how and why electoral choice has been transformed over time. Our mission is to better communicate political science research to people in public life.
We 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".
Professor Jane Green is the Director of the Nuffield Politics Research Centre.
"We believe in the crucial role research plays in the education and understanding of politics. We want to open up access to academic research in politics wherever possible, and are guided by our mission to explain current political problems and how they relate to our social and economic challenges."
To find out more about the work of the Nuffield Politics Research Centre, please visit our Research page.
The Centre builds upon the former Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy, led by Professor Iain McLean FBA.