Professor Roger Jowell CBE

Professor Sir Roger Jowell CBE is a British social scientist and academic. In 1969, he co-founded Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR), which is now the London-based National Centre for Social Research.

Sir Roger is Research Professor at City University London and is the Founder Director of its Centre for Comparative Social Surveys, as well as being the Deputy Chair for the UK Statistics Authority, where he has the responsibility for advising the Authority on its responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the production and publication of all official statistics across the UK.

In 2005 he and his team won the Descartes Prize "for excellence in collaborative scientific research", and he was knighted for services to social sciences in the 2008 New Year’s Honours.