Understanding politics. Cultivating debate.

Posted on October 26th, 2017 by Stephen Thompson

About us

The aim of the Crick Centre is to study and promote the public understanding of politics (broadly defined) in a manner that cultivates debate and encourages engaged citizenship around the world. It therefore seeks to close the gap that has arguably emerged not just between politicians and the public but also between academe and society more broadly.

The Crick Centre is based in the University of Sheffield’s Department of Politics, a top-rated department in the UK for researching politics. The department provides a vibrant intellectual environment of scholars engaged in research across all areas of the discipline of politics and beyond. The Crick Centre is composed of a small team of researchers conducting work on public opinion, digital politics, political expectations, political participation, representation, engagement, democracy, citizenship and many other themes.

We are always keen to work with new scholars on research connected to our core themes. Do feel free to contact the most appropriate member of the team to discuss your ideas. Meet the Crick Centre team here.