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By Anjana Ahuja   September 2013

James Wilsdon becomes chair of the Campaign for Social Science on 1st September (campaignforsocialscience.org.uk). The former Demos thinker, and current Professor of Science and Democracy at Sussex University, was the founding director of the Science Policy Centre at the Royal Society and has long pushed for science to be taken more seriously in political circles. With behavioural psychology gaining popularity, he’s the perfect person to nudge forward the CSS’s objective of reinstating a Chief Social Scientist in government.

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