Research Interests

  • Philosophy and methodology of the social and economic sciences
  • Causal inference
  • Evidence, especially for evidence-based policy
  • Objectivity in science


Nancy is currently involved in a number of interrelated research projects on making the most of the evidence in policy and practice, working closely with Policy Insight, a UK research network based on voluntary cooperation among researchers and practitioners with backgrounds in methodology, policy deliberation, programme implementation and policy evaluation dedicated to the improvement of policy outcomes through better deliberation and better use of research findings.