Economic and Social Research Council Award for Conspiracy Theory Research

Karen Douglas and Co-investigator Robbie Sutton have been awarded over £56,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council to ask “Why do people adopt conspiracy theories, how are they communicated, and what are their risks?

In their multi-disciplinary work, they will explore perspectives from psychology, information engineering, political science, and sociology. Co-investigators also include Aleksandra Cichocka, Jim Ang and Farzin Deravi