NED Miranda Phillips (Vice-Chair) by Miranda Phillips(Vice-Chair) Miranda is a social researcher with 20 years’ experience of large scale surveys and quantitative research. She leads the flagship British Social Attitudes survey at the National Centre for Social Research. Each year, members of the British public are asked about their political and social attitudes, their priorities and preferences in key areas of public policy, and their values on a range of personal issues. Miranda cares passionately about making sure that the data and findings reach a wide audience and have real impact. Through the British Social Attitudes reports – high profile outputs which have extensive reach both in the media and with policy makers in government, third sector organisations and research users – they give the British public a voice in policy making and in public debates on important topics. Away from work Miranda enjoys playing the violin in quartets and orchestras, and singing in her local choir.