About CSI


In September 2014, Nuffield College established a new interdisciplinary research programme, the Centre for Social Investigation (CSI). In keeping with the College’s Charter which emphasizes “the study by co-operation between academic and non-academic persons of social (including economic and political) problems”, the Centre aims to address contemporary social issues of public interest and to engage with policy-makers and the public more generally, carrying out authoritative, non-partisan research on central social issues which draws upon expertise in economics, politics and sociology and related disciplines such as social policy.

The founding director of the centre was Professor Anthony Heath, CBE, FBA. Professor Dave Kirk assumed the directorship in 2019.