Robert de Vries

am a Research Fellow at the Sutton Trust and an associate fellow of the Sociology Department at the University of Oxford.

My current research at The Sutton Trust focuses on social mobility and educational disadvantage, with a particular emphasis on implications for public policy. However, my research interests are varied and I continue to work on several projects with colleagues at Oxford; including work on i) the effects of income comparisons on wellbeing, ii) perceptions of welfare benefit claimants in the UK, and iii) the social gradient in cultural consumption

My overriding academic interest is in the predictors and consequences of social status and prestige. I am fascinated by how people are motivated to preserve and enhance their status and self-image, and by how hierarchies of prestige affect people’s everyday lives.



When ‘exciting’ trumps ‘honest’
6 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: science, science journals, scientific method
Traditional academic journals are encouraging bad science by chasing sensational results.


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