Campaign’s Chair Professor Shamit Saggar champions evidence-based policymaking in interview to Research Professional

May 23, 2018

Campaigning for justice

Seven months into his role at the helm of the Campaign for Social Science, Shamit Saggar tells Eleni Courea how he champions evidence-based policymaking.

Shamit Saggar is waging a war against confusion. The head of the Campaign for Social Science is passionate about solving many problems; but at this moment he is most exercised about how people are being bamboozled by marketers.

“Industry knows perfectly well that many vulnerable people haven’t got a clue, and they want to keep it that way. It’s an opportunity to prey upon their vulnerability,” says Saggar, a political scientist at the University of Essex who took on the leadership of the CSS in October 2017.

Read the full interview in Research Professional.