The Centre for Liberation Studies provides an institutional framework to facilitate the design and testing of interventions. The focus is on interventions intended to support members of population groups who are critical to the long-term development of the country to mitigate the negative consequences of the oppressive environments in which they live. Target populations include parents of very young children, adolescents and university students. A combination of material deprivation, social exclusion, racism and sexism act to constrain and bias the choices of a substantial portion of these populations. Over the life course the oppression is internalized, both physically (epigenetic changes, neurological development etc.) and psychologically (self-esteem, internalization of sexist social norms, apathy etc.). To appreciate the nature of the oppressive environments and their negative consequences requires an interdisciplinary or rather transdisciplinary approach. Through such an approach a more holistic view of people can be developed. Such a holistic view is likely to pull intervention design away from current siloed approaches, which seek not to support people, but to target specific aspects of people. Supporting people to free themselves – as far as possible – from constrained and biased choices supports them to live the life they have reason to value. This includes greater critical engagement with the social, economic and political development of the country. If our democracy is to thrive it will be through investing in and trusting in the decisions of the majority.