Professor Nigel Gilbert

Professor Nigel Gilbert is a computational social scientist.

He was one of the first to use agent-based models in the social sciences and has since published widely on the methodology underlying computer modelling and on the application of simulation for applied and policy related problems.

He is the Director of the ESRC funded Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN), which develops and test methods for the evaluation of complex public policies working closely with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Defra, and other government departments and agencies.

He has published over 300 refereed scholarly articles and has authored or edited 23 books. He holds a Distinguished Chair at the University of Surrey. He has contributed to public affairs in a number of roles, including as a Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, and is a member of several government advisory groups.