WISERD/Civil Society

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences

Abstract

This proposal is for a National Research Centre (WISERD/Civil Society) to undertake a five year programme of policy relevant research addressing Civil Society in Wales. Established in 2008, WISERD provides an 'All-Wales' focus for research and has had a major impact on the quantity and quality of social science research undertaken in Wales. As part of WISERD, WISERD/Civil Society will enable this work to be deepened and sustained through a focused research programme that further develops our research expertise, intensifies our policy impact and knowledge exchange work and strengthens our research capacity and career development activities. WISERD/Civil Society will therefore aim to develop key aspects of the multidisciplinary research initiated during the first phase of WISERD's work to produce new empirical evidence to inform our understanding of the changing nature of civil society in the context of devolved government and processes of profound social and economic change.

There are many disagreements over what civil society is and how it may be changing. We do know that over the last forty years there have been unprecedented changes in the spheres of economy and industry, politics and governance, social relations and individual life courses. How individuals in local contexts are affected by and respond to dramatic institutional changes is not well understood. An important gap in our knowledge is in describing and explaining the impact of social change on local forms of civil society and civil society organisations and what this means for social cohesion and well-being. In addition how different forms of civil society are developing in the context of multi-level and devolved government is not well understood. Because of its size and devolved government, Wales offers a unique context for studying these issues. Viewing Wales as a 'laboratory for social science' the proposed centre will build on existing networks of researchers who have a wide range of expertise and skills. Large survey data sets will be exploited and analysed and new data collected on civil society in Wales, the UK and Europe. Inter-disciplinarity and multi-method approaches applied to longitudinal and comparative data will be a key feature and strength of the WISERD/Civil Society research programme. Our research will be underpinned by three principles: (i) to maximise research impact, (ii) to become a centre of excellence for comparative, longitudinal, and relational research methods and (iii) to contribute to the growth of research capacity in Wales. We will also extend our research out from Wales to undertake comparative studies at different regional, national and international levels. In this way WISERD will make substantive and novel contributions to the advancement of social theory applied to researching contemporary civil society and to methodological approaches to describing and explaining patterns of civic participation in the context of devolution and multi-level governance. Substantive research will be applied to real and timely research problems conducted under four inter-related themes:

Locality, Community and Civil Society
Individuals, Institutions and Governance
Economic Austerity, Social Enterprise and Inequality
Generation, Life Course and Social Participation

Our aim will be to produce a wide range of outputs accessible to a variety of different audiences, including: academic papers; books; working papers; seminars; web based material; video and e-learning materials; as well as disseminating our work through a diversity of activities. Public awareness will be raised through events; activities; and exhibitions, designed to foster interest and encourage discussion and debate. WISERD/Civil Society will have a strong management structure, substantial institutional support, and close links with relevant organisations, and will provide substantive career development for new and early-career researchers and PhD students.

Planned Impact

Who will benefit?
We will target four key beneficiary groups; (i) Researchers and research networks; (ii) Policy makers and national and local government; (iii) Third Sector and Civil Society Organisations and (iv) the General Public and Communities.

How will they benefit?
Findings from the multidisciplinary research programme will advance knowledge and stimulate further research and debate across wide range of academics. We will create a rich and vibrant research environment, involving networks of national and international academics, with a strategy to disseminate research and knowledge as widely as possible by means of a series of targeted events, published outputs and the use of social and digital media. We will make a rich set of new data available to the academic community. We will implement a five year career development programme aimed at newly appointed researchers and established investigators within WISERD/Civil Society participating institutions. We will establish a network to bring researchers together from the four UK nations focusing on devolution and civil society. Specific research capacity activities will include three grant-linked PhD studentships and, in collaboration with the Wales DTC & the White Rose DTC, a substantial cohort of further funded studentships. Early and mid-career researchers will be given responsibility for work packages with mentoring and support from senior researchers. Our international links will provide advanced and specialist training for staff and academics in the thematic networks. We will provide strong web-based engagement and dissemination and e-learning opportunities across a wide range of levels from secondary schools to advanced postgraduate training and specialist teaching. All new and early-career researchers will be expected to contribute to planning meetings, seminars and joint Seminars with Government departments. Where events and seminars and publications are being planned new researchers will be partnered with senior researchers to deliver outputs as part of a research management development plan. We will organise reciprocal internships and placements for programme staff in civil society organisations and the Welsh Government. Policy actors will therefore benefit from access to the research process (planning; interpretation of findings; and access to data for further research) and from access to preliminary research findings. In close collaboration with the new Public Policy Institute for Wales we will inform Welsh Government priority areas from a civil society perspective. A comprehensive impact strategy will range from programme level events and activities (conferences, seminar series, training courses) undertaken on a rolling annual basis to key impact targets for each of the individual work packages within the research themes (including research and policy output workshops, web based and social media dissemination and public engagement activities) to be delivered within defined timescales. Third sector and private organisations will benefit from a clearer understanding of how their work is related to wider aspects of civil society and forms of social capital. This will lead to an increased focus on evidence and will inform and improve plans to deliver services more effectively and efficiently and to work more closely with the social enterprise sector. We will also work with third sector organisations and groups to develop learning opportunities particularly within policy research, comparative research and analysis of Welsh data. Through our emphasis on user involvement, engagement and co-production the public and communities will benefit from an independent and challenging research programme, focused on the social outcomes of civil society processes, that produces evidence on the inter-relationships between individuals and institutions, and disseminates that evidence back to the general public in diverse and usable formats.

People

ORCID iD

Ian Rees Jones (Principal Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1682-9134
Rhys Davies (Co-Investigator)
Christopher Matthew Taylor (Co-Investigator)
Stephen Mark Davies (Co-Investigator)
Philip Daniel Murphy (Co-Investigator)
Elin Royles (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1903
Gary Higgs (Co-Investigator)
Sally Anne Power (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3287-0003
Gareth Rees (Co-Investigator)
Alison Jane Green (Co-Investigator)
Catherine Robinson (Co-Investigator)
Paul Chaney (Co-Investigator)
Daniel Edward Wincott (Co-Investigator)
Lindsay Paterson (Co-Investigator)
David H Blackaby (Co-Investigator)
Kate Emily Moles (Co-Investigator)
Rhys Alwyn Jones (Co-Investigator)
Howard Henshall Davis (Co-Investigator)
Stephen James Drinkwater (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9973-8811
Robin Mann (Co-Investigator)
Mitchel Langford (Co-Investigator)
Jesse Heley (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Thompson (Co-Investigator)
Paul John Milbourne (Co-Investigator)
Rhys Dafydd Jones (Co-Investigator)
Alexander John Bryson (Co-Investigator)
Martin Jones (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4627-2293
Gillian Margaret Robinson (Co-Investigator)
Melanie Kim Jones (Co-Investigator)
Nicholas Richard Johns (Co-Investigator)
Martin Hyde (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9955-8121
S Orford (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8517-4752
Fiona Malcolm O'Hanlon (Co-Investigator)
Martina Yvonne Feilzer (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2107-4992
Susan McVie (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1772-3742
Michael John Woods (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3813-4138
A M Cole (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9222-0523
Jon Anderson (Co-Investigator)
Laura Joanne Jones (Researcher)
Ian Matthew Stafford (Researcher)
Anita Staneva (Researcher)
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce 06.10.16 - Two short films on young people and the EU referendum 
Description With ESRC Impact Acceleration Account money we have produced two short films (8 and 5 minutes) with young people discussing our findings. These are available on the WISERD website and have been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use them in workshops on politics with young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Giving voice to the young people involved. Their use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times they have been watched on the website will give an indication as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/should-we-stay-or-should-we-go-young-people-and-eu-referendum/
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 07.10.16 - Requested presentation of Memorandum of Agreement from youth engagement event to policy makers
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox 17/01/2017 - Training Course: Using Understanding Society for the study of Civil Society in Wales and the UK more broadly
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-study-civil-society-wales-and-uk-...
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (2015) Member of NHS Pay Review Body
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Member of NHS Pay Review Body responsible for making recommendations on pay (for 1.4 million workers) in the NHS. In 2015 contributed to two reports NHS Pay Review Body, Scotland Report (2015) SG/2015/20 and NHS Pay Review Body. Enabling the delivery of health services every day of the week - the implications for Agenda for Change (2015) CM9107.
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (2015) Member of QAA Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Member of QAA Panel writing the Subject Benchmark Statement: Economics, published in 2015
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 01.09.16 - WISERD TCB Event: Using Social Media in Social Research - Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The workshop was delivered by WISERD (Dr Wil Chivers) in collaboration with the Social Data Science Lab (Dr Matthew Williams, Dr Luke Sloan, Cardiff University) 18 people attended a one-day workshop and the audience consisted of academic researchers from local universities, researchers from the Welsh Government and third sector organisations. The day consisted of two parts: in the morning a general overview of using social media in social research, an outline of current research that has used social media, the ethical implications of using social media and in the afternoon, a practical session demonstrating and allowing attendees to practice with two pieces of software for conducting social media data collection and analysis (COSMOS and NodeXL). Feedback was received following the event and was very positive; the content of the sessions was found to helpful and informative and the chance to experiment with the software was very much enjoyed. There appears to be an appetite for a similar event in 2017, which may take the form of a repeat event at another location or a follow-up session looking at some of the software/tools in more detail. The event has also resulted in establishing new contacts in the Welsh Government who I will be meeting in November to discuss their intended use of social media research methods.
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-using-social-media-social-researc...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 06.04.16 - University of South Wales - WISERD TCB Event: Statistics and SPSS Training Day
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 24 delegates attended this event which was aimed at researchers who wanted to perform basic statistical analysis using SPSS software, for example to create descriptive statistics including charts to represent quantitative data, and to perform basic analysis such as t-tests and Chi Square tests. The training was run by Professor Gary Higgs, University of South Wales
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/statistics-and-spss-training-day/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 07.06.16 - Bangor - WISERD TCB Event: NVivo Advanced Support Workshop
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The workshop was designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the NVIVO software. During the there was discussion, demonstration, hands-on work and combine group and individual work. The workshop was delivered by Dr Christina Silver, University of Surrey.
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-nvivo-advanced-support-workshop/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 07.06.16 - University of South Wales - WISERD TCB Event: Introduction to GIS
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop provided participants with hands-on experience of using an open source GIS package. We also explored how socio-economic data from the UK Census of Population can be downloaded and integrated with other open source data sets such as road network data. The workshop was delivered by WISERD academic Prof Gary Higgs
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-introduction-gis/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 29.06.16 - WISERD TCB Event - Understanding Society Training: Wales - Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Understanding Society (University of Essex) and the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD), Cardiff University ran a joint training event that was of particular interest to participants from the Welsh Government, Office for National Statistics (ONS), key public agencies, civil society organisations, charities, think tanks, political practitioners, early-career researchers and students. Topic based roundtable sessions enabled participants with a common interest to discuss how the study can help examine questions on health, education, families and children, poverty/inequality and civil society and test research ideas. Dr Nicole Martin/Dr Ricky Kanabar/Dr Alita Nandi ran the training sessions WISERD Presentations from the training event included: Enhancing analytical potential: the benefits of data linkage by Ian Thomas, Research Support Officer, ADRC Wales The benefits of a longitudinal approach to policy-making by Professor Melanie Jones, Cardiff University.
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-understanding-society-training-wa...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 29.09.16 - Cardiff - WISERD TCB Event: Programming and Coding in SPSS & Stata
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Dr Martijn Hoberbrugge ran this seminar to help the participants to learn about the use of SPSS syntax and/or Stata .do files as an alternative to the point-and-click interfaces. Knowledge of syntax commands will help them saving time with their analyses, as well as providing a means to organize and document their work. The seminar consisted of two 3-hour sessions: In the first session, SPSS syntax code was introduced, focusing on creating and recoding data, performing basic analyses, and using SPSS' "do repeat", "loop" and "vector" commands to perform repetitive processing. In the second session, the equivalent Stata/.do syntax codes for creating and recoding data were introduced, and useful commands not available in SPSS were highlighted. The three key programming constructs for repetitive processing were discussed. Participants could attend either or both sessions.
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-programming-and-coding-spss-and-s...
 
Description Prof Michael Woods 2015 - Expert witness to Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales on Williams Report on Public Services
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 2015 - Online Policy Position Paper/ online debate-forum on Devolution and Welfare for the Institute of Welsh Affairs Constitutional Convention - Should the Welsh Government have the ability to introduce new welfare benefits or payments?
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Online Policy Position Paper/ online debate-forum on Devolution and Welfare for the Institute of Welsh Affairs Constitutional Convention - entitled: Should the Welsh Government have the ability to introduce new welfare benefits or payments?
URL http://www.clickonwales.org/2015/02/should-the-welsh-government-have-the-ability-to-introduce-new-we...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 2015 - Presentation at British Academy Review - Wales: Civil society Progress on equality, human rights and social justice? Challenge: increasing civil society engagement/ awareness of equality and human rights developments
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Presentation at British Academy BEYOND 2015 - SHAPING THE FUTURE OF EQUALITY HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE REVIEW - Wales: Civil society Progress on equality, human rights and social justice? Research based conclusions presented to policy-makers, practitioners and academics on the challenge: increasing civil society engagement/ awareness of equality and human rights developments
URL http://www.edf.org.uk/blog/?p=36364
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 2015 - Report on Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly: Report of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive Review Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Chaney's research detailed in Stakeholder 'Call for Evidence' Paper on Review Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly pp.202-210.
URL http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/assembly-business/committees/assembly-and-executive-review/reports/repo...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 2015 - Women in Public Life - Assembly Women in Democracy - Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Written summary of presentation given by Chaney to the "Women in Public Life - Assembly Women in Democracy Caucus" Review convened by the Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales
URL http://www.assembly.wales/en/newhome/pages/newsitem.aspx?itemid=1417
 
Description Professor David Blackaby (WP3.5) Invited in 2016 to become a member by Chief Economist Welsh Government of his Brexit panel.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Analysis of destinations and retention of Year 12 students in sixth form schools - Rhys Davies 2016
Amount £24,765 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2016 
End 05/2016
 
Description Arts Council of Wales - Rhys Davies (2015)
Amount £4,784 (GBP)
Organisation The Arts Council for Wales 
Sector Public
Country Unknown
Start 03/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Cardiff University City Region Exchange - Pilot Engagement Projects: Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3)
Amount £4,982 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2016 
End 09/2016
 
Description Cardiff University Incoming Visiting Fellowship Scheme and International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund: Mike Hout and David Grusky - Prof Ian Jones 2015/16
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description Cardiff University Incoming Visiting Fellowship Scheme, International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund: Sarbeswar Sahoo - Prof Paul Chaney 2015/16
Amount £2,420 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description Childcare Gap Analysis Gary Higgs and Mitch Langford (WP3.2)
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Department Welsh Government Food and Drink
Sector Public
Country Unknown
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox - Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 511005 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales Studentship: Emotional Geographies of Museums (Prof Chris Taylor)
Amount £18,417 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Illuminate Programme - Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2) 2015
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Sport Wales 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships - Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2)
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 20511 
Organisation European Commission 
Department European Social Fund
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones Cardiff Business School Public Value Engagement Project (PI: V Wass)
Amount £26,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones Cardiff University ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (PI: R Fevre)
Amount £24,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description Prof Rhys Jones - RD Roberts Bequest
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation Aberystwyth University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2018 
End 06/2018
 
Description Prof Sally Power - Research Fellowship
Amount € 3,900 (EUR)
Organisation École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon) 
Sector Academic/University
Country France, French Republic
Start 05/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Scoping Award 2015 - Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1) 2015/16
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) 
Sector Learned Society
Country Unknown
Start 12/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Title Dr Robin Mann - Bibliography of Civil Society Literature on Mendeley 
Description Created bibliography on Mendeley for literature on civil society. The database enables sub-division of literature by area focus (Wales, local, global); empirical or theoretical contribution; methods used; as well as literature addressed specific project related questions of locality and change over time. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Presentation based on literature review at WISERD Annual Conference. Plans to share database with research groups and publics. 
 
Title Dr Stuart Fox 11/2015 - The British Household Panel Survey/Understanding Society Data Catalogue for WISERD Civil Society 
Description The British Household Panel Survey/Understanding Society Data Catalogue for WISERD Civil Society 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impact yet 
 
Title Rhys Davies (WP3.3) - A Statistical Portrait of Trade Union Membership in the UK 
Description A navigable excel workbook containing data on regional variations in both the levels and nature of trade union membership in the UK. The workbook contains information on both membership, trade union presence at the workplace and coverage (i.e. do unions effect conditions at the workplace). The compendia is based on new analysis of the Labour Force Survey and the Workplace Employment Relations Survey. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Compendia completed during January 2016 and so has not been disseminated yet. 
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/research/civil-society/economic-austerity-social-enterprise-equality/trade-u...
 
Description Dr David Beel - WISERD Civil Society (WP1.4) Volunteer Sector North West (VSNW) 
Organisation Voluntary Sector North West
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Working with VSNW we collaboratively conducted interviews into the VCSE community in Greater Manchester
Collaborator Contribution Partner aided and arranged interviews with key stakeholders, we collaboratively developmed a submission to RSA Inclusive Growth Submission.
Impact RSA Inlcusive Growth Submission David Beel guest speaker at VSNW annual conference - Manchester December 5th
Start Year 2016
 
Description Dr Rhys Jones - WISERD Civil Society (WP1.3) Collaboration with Wales Strategic Migration Partnership 
Organisation Wales Strategic Migration Partnership (WSMP)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Wales Strategic Migration Partnership (WSMP) is an umbrella organisation coordinating a range of NGOs dealing with migrant issues in Wales. The WSMP are involved in the work package as a partner organisation, informing the research. The research will, in turn, inform the WSMP's practice in some areas.
Collaborator Contribution The WSMP have contributed through informing the research from a practitioner perspective, ensuring that the research is relevant beyond academic questions. The WSMP have also aided in the data collection through acting as gatekeepers for organisations that can be included in the research.
Impact Participation in stakeholder engagement event, 18th March 2016.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Dr Rhys Jones - WISERD Civil Society (WP1.3) Polish-Welsh Mutual Association 
Organisation Polish-Welsh Mutual Association
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution The Polish-Welsh Mutual Association act as a partner organisation. The research can inform practice for the PWMA through knowledge exchange.
Collaborator Contribution The PWMA are informing research through stakeholder events, ensuring that the research is relevant for practitioners. They have also aided data-collection through acting as gate-keepers with respondents.
Impact Participation at Stakeholder engagement event, 18th March 2016
Start Year 2016
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce - Partnership on youth engagement project (short films, postcards, event) 
Organisation Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We worked with these three partners to produce two short films, info-graphic postcards and an event on the future direction of youth engagement in Wales funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.
Collaborator Contribution Time, editing of resources, access to wide networks of young people, youth practitioners and policy actors.
Impact Two short films; 500 postcards; 30 blogs and a memorandum of agreement
Start Year 2014
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce - Partnership on youth engagement project (short films, postcards, event) 
Organisation National Assembly for Wales
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We worked with these three partners to produce two short films, info-graphic postcards and an event on the future direction of youth engagement in Wales funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.
Collaborator Contribution Time, editing of resources, access to wide networks of young people, youth practitioners and policy actors.
Impact Two short films; 500 postcards; 30 blogs and a memorandum of agreement
Start Year 2014
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce - Partnership on youth engagement project (short films, postcards, event) 
Organisation Youth Cymru
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked with these three partners to produce two short films, info-graphic postcards and an event on the future direction of youth engagement in Wales funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.
Collaborator Contribution Time, editing of resources, access to wide networks of young people, youth practitioners and policy actors.
Impact Two short films; 500 postcards; 30 blogs and a memorandum of agreement
Start Year 2014
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce - Week long internship with the Welsh Council for Voluntary Associations 
Organisation Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I spent the week working at the WCVA offices completing a literature review for their strategic review. During my time there I spoke to people about the way they use research and carried out an interview.
Collaborator Contribution Interview and office space, computer, information.
Impact Research-led literature review on umbrella organisations.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Dr Taulant Guma - WISERD Civil Society (WP1.3) EU migrants network - 30 Nov 2016 
Organisation Kingston University London
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Participated in the first and subsequent meetings which helped set up this new UK-wide university network.
Collaborator Contribution Providing funding for the network' events, setting up a new website...
Impact A workshop on migrants' diaspora and civil society
Start Year 2016
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs - WISERD Civil Society (WP3.2) Collaboration with Sport Wales 
Organisation Sport Wales
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research project looking at developing innovative methods of measuring accessibility to sports facilities in Wales using network-based GIS approaches
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data relating to sports facilities in Wales and advice on policy issues regarding the use of such approaches in various forms of sports management and planning
Impact HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and NORMAN, P. (2015) 'Accessibility to sports facilities in Wales: A GIS-based analysis of socio-economic variations in provision', Geoforum, 62,105-120. LANGFORD, M., HIGGS, G. and RADCLIFFE, J. (2017) 'The application of network-based GIS tools to investigate spatial variations in the provision of sporting facilities', Annals of Leisure Research, forthcoming
Start Year 2015
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs - WISERD Civil Society (WP3.2) Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship 
Organisation Tenovus
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Tenovus have supported a PhD studentship under this scheme - I am the Director of Studies for this PhD studentship
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided research support including access to data sets and expertise in the planning and provision of cancer support services
Impact Publications expected during the course of the PhD studentship
Start Year 2016
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs - WISERD Civil Society (WP3.2) Partnership with Ordnance Survey 
Organisation Ordnance Survey
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Supervisors for a PhD studentship wholly funded by Ordnance Survey which looked at the use of different sources of Ordnance Survey data in measuring accessibility to public services in the UK using GIS-based approaches
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data and expertise in digital data sources; knowledge exchange scheme for 3 months following completion of PhD
Impact FREW, R., HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and HARDING, J. (2014) Data usability from an end-user perspective: assessing contextual quality through geospatial analysis, Paper presented at GIS Research UK 2014 conference, University of Glasgow, April 2014. FREW, R., HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and HARDING, J. (2015) Assessing geographic data usability in analytical contexts: Undertaking sensitivity analysis of geospatial processes, Paper presented at GIS Research UK 2015 conference, University of Leeds, 15th - 17th April 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - Foundational Economy and Welfare CRESC 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department Information Systems and Technologies Division
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating with colleagues in CRESC (Manchester), Sheffield University Queen Mary London, University of Turin, University of Salento and others on research addressing the foundational economy in relation to a range of social and economic fields (health, social care, food, water, waste). The research involves a network of researchers using the foundational economy as a prism for examining those substantive areas focusing on the role of social enterprises and cooperatives in the delivery of founational goods. The collaborative UK work has focused on social care provisoin and has produced two public interest reports on home care and domicilary care in the UK. It has also led to a Wellcome grant led by Dr Diane Burns at Sheffield "Doing Care Differently" (Seed Award in H&SS) for 12 months up to February 2018.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration has led to two public interest reports on social care and a workshop on the Foundational Economy held on 16th and 17th of February 2017 at Collegio Carlo Alberto University of Turin. The network is working on a collaborative book on the foundational economy and an edited collection. Further work is planned on joint publicaitons and Euroiepan funding applciations at a colloquium in London in May 2017.
Impact Burns, D., Earle, J., Folkman, P., Froud, J., Hyde, P,. Johal, S. Jones, I.R., Killett, A., Williams, K. (2016) Why we need social innovation in home care for older people, CRESC/WISERD Public Interest Report, http://www.cresc.ac.uk/medialibrary/research/social-innovation-in-home-care.pdf. Burns, D., Earle, J., Cowie, L., Folkman, P., Froud, J., Hyde, P,. Johal, S. Jones, I.R., Killett, A., Williams, K. (2016) Where does the money go? Financialised chains and the crisis in residential care, CRESC/WISERD Public Interest Report, http://www.cresc.ac.uk/medialibrary/research/WDTMG%20FINAL%20-01-3-2016.pdf.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Prof Sally Power - Chair of National Museum Wales/Cardiff University Social Inclusion Research Group 
Organisation National Museum Wales
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise on volunteering, on social inclusion and strategies to promote impact
Collaborator Contribution Access to sites to increase engagement, particularly with hard to reach communities.
Impact Two PhD studentships (one on volunteering and one on children and museums) Joint research proposals
Start Year 2015
 
Description Prof Sally Power - Collaboration with National Museum Wales 
Organisation National Museum Wales
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I sit on the National Museum of Wales/Cardiff University Steering Group which involves identifying areas of common interest for research and, in particular, mutually beneficial opportunities to maximise the impact of our research.
Collaborator Contribution The National Museum of Wales have promised to collaborate in terms of the co-production of research, consultation on issues to do with Civil Society projects, eg relating to ageing and volunteering.
Impact Two open days
Start Year 2015
 
Description Rhys Davies - GW4 Building Communities Programme 
Organisation Equal Pay Portal
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Rhys Davies is working along-side colleagues in Cardiff Business School and in collaboration with GW4 partners (Exeter, Bath and Bristol) on a GW4 Accelerator funded project 'The GW4 Pay Equality Research Consortium' (PERC). The research team will bring their expertise in employment relations and data access to investigate opportunities to enhance research access to sensitive employer data.
Collaborator Contribution The GW4 PERC combines expertise in pay inequality and the collection of hard-to-access data. GW4 universities employ around 40 colleagues working directly on pay and income inequality, gender disadvantage or affiliated topics within research institutes and centres. Representing this community are six academics whose work focuses on the intersections of characteristics of disadvantage (Woodhams, Exeter), gendered perceptions of capabilities (Jeanes, Exeter), collecting data on pay inequality (Davies (Cardiff) Parken (Cardiff), Milner (Bath)), wage discrimination and labour markets (Schwartz) and embedding pay equality in organisations (Parken, Milner). Researchers have experience with the analysis of 'big' (i.e. non-consented administrative) data (Davies, Schwartz (Bristol), Woodhams). Our external partner is Sheila Wild from the equal pay consultancy www.equalpayportal.co.uk . Sheila has worked with The Law Society, the EHRC, the NUT, TUC, the CIPR, WAVE Wales, Eversheds and BITC. Sheila is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's leading experts on equal pay issues, having first headed up the EOC / EHRC's strategy in respect of equal pay claims.
Impact The project is in it's early stages and has not yet produced any outputs (3 March 2016)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Rhys Davies - GW4 Building Communities Programme 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Rhys Davies is working along-side colleagues in Cardiff Business School and in collaboration with GW4 partners (Exeter, Bath and Bristol) on a GW4 Accelerator funded project 'The GW4 Pay Equality Research Consortium' (PERC). The research team will bring their expertise in employment relations and data access to investigate opportunities to enhance research access to sensitive employer data.
Collaborator Contribution The GW4 PERC combines expertise in pay inequality and the collection of hard-to-access data. GW4 universities employ around 40 colleagues working directly on pay and income inequality, gender disadvantage or affiliated topics within research institutes and centres. Representing this community are six academics whose work focuses on the intersections of characteristics of disadvantage (Woodhams, Exeter), gendered perceptions of capabilities (Jeanes, Exeter), collecting data on pay inequality (Davies (Cardiff) Parken (Cardiff), Milner (Bath)), wage discrimination and labour markets (Schwartz) and embedding pay equality in organisations (Parken, Milner). Researchers have experience with the analysis of 'big' (i.e. non-consented administrative) data (Davies, Schwartz (Bristol), Woodhams). Our external partner is Sheila Wild from the equal pay consultancy www.equalpayportal.co.uk . Sheila has worked with The Law Society, the EHRC, the NUT, TUC, the CIPR, WAVE Wales, Eversheds and BITC. Sheila is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's leading experts on equal pay issues, having first headed up the EOC / EHRC's strategy in respect of equal pay claims.
Impact The project is in it's early stages and has not yet produced any outputs (3 March 2016)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Rhys Davies - GW4 Building Communities Programme 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Economics, Finance and Management
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Rhys Davies is working along-side colleagues in Cardiff Business School and in collaboration with GW4 partners (Exeter, Bath and Bristol) on a GW4 Accelerator funded project 'The GW4 Pay Equality Research Consortium' (PERC). The research team will bring their expertise in employment relations and data access to investigate opportunities to enhance research access to sensitive employer data.
Collaborator Contribution The GW4 PERC combines expertise in pay inequality and the collection of hard-to-access data. GW4 universities employ around 40 colleagues working directly on pay and income inequality, gender disadvantage or affiliated topics within research institutes and centres. Representing this community are six academics whose work focuses on the intersections of characteristics of disadvantage (Woodhams, Exeter), gendered perceptions of capabilities (Jeanes, Exeter), collecting data on pay inequality (Davies (Cardiff) Parken (Cardiff), Milner (Bath)), wage discrimination and labour markets (Schwartz) and embedding pay equality in organisations (Parken, Milner). Researchers have experience with the analysis of 'big' (i.e. non-consented administrative) data (Davies, Schwartz (Bristol), Woodhams). Our external partner is Sheila Wild from the equal pay consultancy www.equalpayportal.co.uk . Sheila has worked with The Law Society, the EHRC, the NUT, TUC, the CIPR, WAVE Wales, Eversheds and BITC. Sheila is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's leading experts on equal pay issues, having first headed up the EOC / EHRC's strategy in respect of equal pay claims.
Impact The project is in it's early stages and has not yet produced any outputs (3 March 2016)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Rhys Davies - GW4 Building Communities Programme 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department Business School
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Rhys Davies is working along-side colleagues in Cardiff Business School and in collaboration with GW4 partners (Exeter, Bath and Bristol) on a GW4 Accelerator funded project 'The GW4 Pay Equality Research Consortium' (PERC). The research team will bring their expertise in employment relations and data access to investigate opportunities to enhance research access to sensitive employer data.
Collaborator Contribution The GW4 PERC combines expertise in pay inequality and the collection of hard-to-access data. GW4 universities employ around 40 colleagues working directly on pay and income inequality, gender disadvantage or affiliated topics within research institutes and centres. Representing this community are six academics whose work focuses on the intersections of characteristics of disadvantage (Woodhams, Exeter), gendered perceptions of capabilities (Jeanes, Exeter), collecting data on pay inequality (Davies (Cardiff) Parken (Cardiff), Milner (Bath)), wage discrimination and labour markets (Schwartz) and embedding pay equality in organisations (Parken, Milner). Researchers have experience with the analysis of 'big' (i.e. non-consented administrative) data (Davies, Schwartz (Bristol), Woodhams). Our external partner is Sheila Wild from the equal pay consultancy www.equalpayportal.co.uk . Sheila has worked with The Law Society, the EHRC, the NUT, TUC, the CIPR, WAVE Wales, Eversheds and BITC. Sheila is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's leading experts on equal pay issues, having first headed up the EOC / EHRC's strategy in respect of equal pay claims.
Impact The project is in it's early stages and has not yet produced any outputs (3 March 2016)
Start Year 2016
 
Title WISERD Data Portal 
Description The WISERD Dataportal is a web-based software application which will enhance a researcher's ability to discover socio-economic research data, with the aim of encouraging re-use and re-purposing of existing data. The Wales Government, Westminster Government and UK Research Councils are all encouraging social science researchers to use existing sources of data, such as large scale survey data, bespoke survey data, administrative data and data collected by university researchers. One issue with using these data is a lack of knowledge of what data are available, whether it is fit for the purpose of the proposed research, and how to access the data. The WISERD Dataportal has been designed to make answering some of these questions easier by proving access to meta-data on a wide variety of data sets. As well as providing access to meta-data, where possible the WISERD Data Portal also provides access to existing data through various APIs, such as the NOMIS API. Thus far the software has been developed with a focus on data relating to Wales. Further developments are expected over the course of the project. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The WISERD Data Portal is still in its development stages but has received encouraging feedback when showcased to potential user groups, such as various third sector and government organisations. 
URL http://dataportal1-wiserd.cf.ac.uk
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce Nov 2015 - Community action research feedback session - Butetown, Riverside, Grangetown 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I attended a networking event organised by a team at Cardiff University. The event involved community engagement officers presenting what they had learnt about action research. Following this I made links and connections with people on the project and in the community, which I have subsequently followed-up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description A talk or presentation - Prof Gary Higgs (WP 3.2) 09.02.2017 Meeting Tenovus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A project meeting to update Tenovus on progress made in the development of open source tools and support materials to measure geographical accessibility to screening and cancer support services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Article in Overton Oracle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article about the research project in local community newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Case study sample recruitment (at PCS Welsh election hustings at Cardiff University 28 April 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Canvassing volunteers for participation in interviews for case study of PCS members in Wales heritage sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Catherine Robinson (WP3.1) 01.06.2016 - Visit to the Legatum Institute, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Myself and Prof Phil Murphy met with the Head of Policy Research and the Prosperity Index, of the Legatum Institute to discuss access to underlying social capital data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.li.com
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP 2.1) Dec 2015 - Conference presentation, Higher Education and Civil Society Project (SRHE) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The presentation stimulated discussion with other academics interested in higher education and civil society.

After the presentation, discussions were had with other academics stimulation connections with some of them which might lead to future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1) 06.04.16 - British Sociological Association Annual Conference (Aston University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Engagement was with mainly academic audience (academic and postgraduate students). The intention of this event was to stimulate discussion and debate on the topic (higher education and civil society).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1) 07.03.17 - Presentation at the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action's annual third sector event, Gofod, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Roughly 50 people attended a workshop in which myself and other researchers from WISERD presented 'findings' from their research to an audience largely composed of people working in the third sector, on interested in research on volunteering. The aim of the event was to raise awareness of the work carried out at WISERD, share some emerging findings and encourage debate about the significance of this for volunteering in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1) 3.08.16 - 25.08.16 - European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) - Dublin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation stimulated debate about the relationship between HE and civic participation which informed the development of the paper which was the basis of the presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr D. Dallimore (WP1.1) - October 2016 Attendance at Church Coffee Mornings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David Dallimore attended several Church coffee mornings. The purpose was to inform a wider range of residents about the research; to discuss with attendees why they come along to the coffee mornings and to get a sense of what role the church coffee mornings play in the community. In total approximately 15 people attending have taken part in discussions related to the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr D. Dallimore (WP1.1) - September 2016 Informal consultation at Overton produce show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Informal consultation at Overton produce show in September 2016. Intended purpose was to share information about the project with a wider local audience. Held conversations and answered questions with approximately 15 customers at the show. The research was well received by the people spoken to.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr D. Dallimore (WP1.1) June 2016 Presentation to Overton Women's Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Dr David Dallimore delivered a presentation of the research project, objectives and plans, to the Overton Women's Institute and was attended by 12 members of the institute branch. Questions and discussion followed the presentation on why people get involved in the institute, the challenges of getting new people involved, and how the organisation has changed over time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr D. Dallimore (WP1.1) October 2016 Consultation drop-in at the Cup 'n' saucer cafe 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A consultation drop in was held at the Cup n saucer café in Overton in order to discuss the project with a wider range of residents than those who had taken part thus far. Information about the research was shared. Customers were also invited to complete the resident survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 02.09.2015 Presentation at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2015 entitled 'Spaces of new localism: civil society stakeholder engagement and economic development' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Great questions from delegates afterwards.

Great discussion and consideration of future research partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://conference.rgs.org/AC2015
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 02.09.2015 Presentation at the University of Sheffield, Faculty of Social Science Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Great questions from delegates.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.shef.ac.uk/faculty/social-sciences
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 24.11.16 - 25.11.2016 - Research paper at RSA Winter Conference, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Martin Jones, Prof Ian Rees Jones, Research paper at RSA Winter Conference, the intended purpose was to share the research being delivered by WP1.4. The paper was entitled: 'Shaping the City Region? The Positioning of Civil Society Actors in City Region Devolution'. The paper generated a number of questions from the audience who were keen to engage further on issues related to the research findings. The RSA Winter Conference was also part organised by Prof. Martin Jones.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/rsawinter2016
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 30.10.2015 Presentation at the Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference entitled 'Regulation, Governance and Agglomeration: strands, connections and missing links in city-region research.' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Great questions afterwards

The building of stronger research links with early career researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/early-career-conference-2015
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) April 2016 - Presentation at the AAG Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr David Beel, Prof Martin Jones, Prof Ian Rees Jones - We organised and presented in a panel session at the AAG. The panel session was entitled: 'Agents and Obstacles in Neoliberalized Worlds: Central-Local Relations Revisited'. To do this, this involved inviting other speakers from other universities to discuss issued related to WP1.4. This included Andrew Jonas (University of Hull), Gordon MacLeod (Universoity of Durham) and Danny Mackinnon (University of Newcatle. Both myself and Martin Jones presented two different responses to the theme of the panel discussion. The panel discussion led to interesting questions and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.aag.org/cs/events/event_detail?eventId=1022
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) May 2016 - CURA Workshop on Austerity and Local Economic Development in England - Mapping a Research Agenda 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr David Beel, Prof Martin Jones, Prof Ian Rees Jones - Workshop to present project work and to look for future funding opportunities. Research presentation was given the following title: 'LEPs as Agents of City-Region Building?' The purpose of this event was to build future funding opportunities and to disseminate research findings from WP 1.4.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) Sept 2016 - Presentation at EURS Confrence, Crete. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr David Beel, Prof Martin Jones, Prof Ian Rees Jones - The purpose of this presentation was to disseminate research findings with academic peers. The paper was entitled: 'Shaping the City Region? The Positioning of Civil Society Actors in City Region Devolution'. The conference presentation generated interesting questions and discussions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://eur.sagepub.com/site/CFP/10th%20EURS%20Conference%20-%20call%20for%20papers.pdf
 
Description Dr David Dallimore (WP1.1) 2015 - Attended Christmas Fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Attended the Rhos Christmas Craft Fair at the Stwt, interviewing members of the community and disseminating project information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr David Dallimore (WP1.1) 2015 - WCVA conference Llandudno 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Stand at Welsh Council for Voluntary Services Annual conference. Engaged a range of individuals / groups - including Welsh Govt. Minister for Communities - to explain WISERD Civil Society and 1.1 in particular
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr David Dallimore (WP1.1) Oct 2015 - Jan 2016 - Attendance of community council meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Attendance of several community council meetings at the research site between October 2015 and January 2016. Exchanged information about WISERD civil society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr David Dallimore 2015 - Attended public event about local history of research site 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participation in presentation of local history at community centre within research site - Meeting with the members of the community and exchanging information about WISERD Civil Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Esther Muddiman and Dr Kate Moles (WP4.2) 12.10.16 - Presentation to the Childhood and Youth Group (SOCSI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Our presentation title: How do civic values get passed between different generations within families, and what methods might we use to research this?

We introduced our project to the group by giving a brief presentation on the research context, theoretical background and research design. We then opened up a dialogue so that members of the group (students, researchers and academics at various stages in their careers) could provide feedback, raise questions and offer suggestions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) 03.06.16 - Workshop REACH2XL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The REACH2XL project, in partnership with Cardiff Council and Communities First, is helping young people in Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to access and thrive in further education. As part of a new, community-based approach to widening participation, the young people themselves are taking an active role in designing the support services they need. This workshop was facilitated by Cardiff University Student Support Team and focused on student finance. The young people report increased awareness on the availability and mechanisms of obtaining student finance for their future studies. This work relates to WP 3.3's focus on young people's attitudes to trade unions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/211544-pilot-engagement-projects
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) 27.10.16 - Workshop Young People REACH2XL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The REACH2XL project, in partnership with Cardiff Council and Communities First, is helping young people in Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to access and thrive in further education. As part of a new, community-based approach to widening participation, the young people themselves are taking an active role in designing the support services they need. This event was facilitated by Cardiff University Widening Participation Team and MenoRing. The young people attended a workshop focusing on study skills and time management. The young people reported an increased knowledge of and confidence in the ways of university life. This work relates to WP 3.3's focus on young people's attitudes to trade unions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/211544-pilot-engagement-projects
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) 01.11.16 - Showcase Event: Partnering for Change: Cardiff City Region and its activities in the Capital Region REACH2XL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event celebrated some of the exciting and innovative ways in which Cardiff University academics and students are engaging with communities, organisations and issues within the city-region of southeast Wales - the Cardiff Capital Region. This was a fantastic
opportunity to engage with policy makers, professional practitioners and the general public with the University's flagship engagement projects, as well as a series of pilot projects, funded by the City Region Exchange, that explore new ways of working in the region. We showcased the REACH2XL pilot engagement project which, in partnership with Cardiff Council and Communities First, is helping young people in Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown in Cardiff to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to access and thrive in further education. As part of a new, community-based approach to widening participation, the young people themselves are taking an active role in designing the support services they need. The event enabled us to show what can be done, but also sparked new ideas to strengthen our engagement with communities (for example, working in collaboration with other Cardiff University City Region pilot engagement projects and flagship programmes and new pathways for recruiting participants). This work relates to WP 3.3's focus on young people's attitudes to trade unions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/city-region-exchange/our-work/partnering-for-change-showcase
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) 03.11.16 - Workshop Young People REACH2XL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The REACH2XL project, in partnership with Cardiff Council and Communities First, is helping young people in Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to access and thrive in further education. As part of a new, community-based approach to widening participation, the young people themselves are taking an active role in designing the support services they need. This event was facilitated by Cardiff University Widening Participation Team. The young people attended a workshop focusing on what to expect from their time at university. The young people reported an increased confidence and knowledge about making decisions related to HE. This work relates to WP 3.3's focus on young people's attitudes to trade unions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/211544-pilot-engagement-projects
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) 08.06.16 - Project Briefing REACH2XL, (BRG CommunitiesFirst, Welsh Government) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact REACH 2XL Project Briefing with Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown Communities First and Welsh Government (Knowledge and Analytical Services). Discussion of the evidence base and best practice underpinning interventions supporting young people at risk of becoming NEET and their transitions into further and higher education. This is related to WP 3.3 engaging with young people work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/211544-pilot-engagement-projects
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) 11.10.16 - Presentation Insitute of Education, University College London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to the Quantitative Social Sciences Inter-Disciplinary Group on work package findings, entitled, 'Collective Understandings of the Labour Movement: 'Spill-over' Effects, Community Memory and the Miners' Strike'. Sparked questions and discussion related to future areas of work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) 12.10.16 - Project briefing (vist City University of New York and Joseph F. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of Work Package 3.3 (Trade Unions, Associational Life and Well Being) to Prof Ruth Milkman from the City University of New York and Joseph F. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, which sparked questions and discussion including the potential for future collaborative work in New York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/474406-a-new-political-generation
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) 16.01.16 - Cooperative Councils Innovation Network: Co-operatives Showcase REACH2XL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Cooperative Councils Innovation Network event was an opportunity to showcase the REACH2XL project in the context of cooperative working. The REACH2XL project, in partnership with Cardiff Council and Communities First, is helping young people in Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to access and thrive in further education. As part of a new, community-based approach to widening participation, the young people themselves are taking an active role in designing the support services they need.
The event sparked questions and discussion around the REACH2XL model and built the foundations for new links with prospective partners. This work relates to WP 3.3's focus on young people's attitudes to trade unions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.councils.coop/co-operative-councils-innovation-network-annual-general-meeting-co-operativ...
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) 16.11.16 - Project Briefing - Butetown, GMB and Wales Union Learning Fund 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of the talk was to generate interest in the work package within Butetown and explore the potential for working together in the future with the GMB and the Wales Union Learning Fund. Community Education Officers and GMB Regional Political Officer expressed an interest in the research and made a commitment to participate (this included supporting the provision of workshops in partnership with GMB and young BME people in the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) 22.11.16 - WISERD Blog: Strike; Remembering and Rememberance in the Labour Movement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog to engage stakeholders interested in unions and unionisation and to raise their awareness of the work in this area being carried out through the WISERD Civil Society grant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2016/11/22/strike/
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) 24.10.16 - Young People: Widening Participation HE Event REACH2XL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The REACH2XL project, in partnership with Cardiff Council and Communities First, is helping young people in Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to access and thrive in further education. As part of a new, community-based approach to widening participation, the young people themselves are taking an active role in designing the support services they need. This event was facilitated by Cardiff University Widening Participation Team and the School of Social Science. The young people attended a bespoke 'open day' in Cardiff University. The young people reported an increased knowledge of and confidence in the ways of university life. This work relates to WP 3.3's focus on young people's attitudes to trade unions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/211544-pilot-engagement-projects
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) 26.08.16 - Volunteering Event REACH2XL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The REACH2XL project, in partnership with Cardiff Council and Communities First, is helping young people in Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to access and thrive in further education. As part of a new, community-based approach to widening participation, the young people themselves are taking an active role in designing the support services they need. This 'Green Days' volunteering opportunity was facilitated by Student Volunteering Cardiff and Innovate Trust and focused on highlighting the benefits of volunteering by offering this placement in the field of conservation and health and social care. The young people reported increased awareness on the benefits of volunteering and the expressed a wish to pursue further volunteering opportunities. This work relates to WP 3.3's focus on young people's attitudes to trade unions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://greendaysproject.wordpress.com/2016/08/
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely 2015 - Welsh Government International Year of Evaluation Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The purpose of this activity was represent WISERD at Welsh Government's International Year of Evaluation exhibition, which provided an opportunity to showcase Civil Society research and signpost enquiries to the relevant principal investigators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely 2016 - Work Package Briefing - Unison (20.1.16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The purpose of the meeting was to generate interest in the work package within Unison and explore the potential for working together in the future. Unison officials expressed an interest in the research and made a commitment to participate themselves and recruit others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge (WP4.1) 02.12.2015 - SURDUBB lunch seminar - Creating typologies using Latent Class Analysis. An example using data on the participation of elderly in the Netherlands. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Provided a brief introduction to Latent Class Analysis, using an empirical example related to the Civil Society project (social participation among elderly). Had a discussion with audience members about the use of probability scores (LCA output) for further analyses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge (WP4.1) 07.10.2015 - MICRA Seminar series Manchester - The Impact of Trust, Democracy and Inequality on (Late Life) Volunteering in Europe. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Provided a summary of recent work I did on the impact of country characteristics on levels of individual volunteering. My presentation sparked a debate with audience members regarding the usefulness/relatability of (quantitative) research analyses; some audience members found it hard to relate my work to their own experiences with volunteering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge (WP4.1) 30.06.2015 - WISERD Annual Conference - The Impact of Trust, Democracy and Inequality on (Late Life) Volunteering in Europe. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation was given on Day 1 of the conference (which ran from June 30 to July 2). Audience was informed about preliminary findings regarding the impact of country characteristics on volunteering of individuals. Also, an attempt was made to explain how multi-level models allow researchers to distinguish macro-level from micro-level variance in the dependent variable (volunteering).

After my talk, some audience members asked me for more details about the research methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr R. Mann (WP1.1) June 2016 Attendance and presentation at Overton Community Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Mann attended and gave a presentation on the research project to members of the Overton Community Council meeting, held on June 12th 2006.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr R. Mann - 2016/17 Organiser of Bangor School of Social Sciences Research Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WISERD Civil Society organised Seminar Series hosted by Bangor University School of Social Sciences. Seminars have covered a variety of topics from speakers across the UK and has increased engagement with the Civil Society programme in Bangor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Dr Robin Mann (2014/15) Bangor University School of Social Sciences Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WISERD Civil Society organised Seminar Series hosted by Bangor University School of Social Sciences. A series of seminars on a variety of topics with speakers from across the UK. Increased engagement in the Civil Society programme with further requests for information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
URL https://www.bangor.ac.uk/so/research/seminars_archive.php.en
 
Description Dr Robin Mann (2015/16) Bangor University School of Social Sciences Research Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WISERD Civil Society organised Seminar Series hosted by Bangor University School of Social Sciences. Seminars have covered a variety of topics from speakers across the UK and has increased engagement with the Civil Society programme in Bangor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL https://www.bangor.ac.uk/so/research/seminars.php.en
 
Description Dr Robin Mann (WP1.1) 2015 - Workshop on Changing Landscapes for the Third Sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Workshop on Changing Landscapes for the Third Sector by Dr Kahryn Hughes Timescapes University of Leeds. Involved presentation on the timescapes archive and longitudinal analysis of several third sector projects over time period. Audience involved academics, postgraduate students, individuals working for WCVA and third sector organisations and social work professionals. Outcomes included requests for further information about the research from third sector individuals. Opportunity for individuals to consider how the findings related to their own experiences of working in the third sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Robin Mann 2015 - WCVA Conference (Llanrwst) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Stand at WCVA conference in Llanrwst. Conference is attended by 100+ people. Purpose was to publicise and generate interest in wiserd civil society research centre and work package amongst individuals attending conference from third sector organisatons. Activity involved discussing and answering questions around the aims and intended outcomes of WISERD civil society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Robin Mann Jan 2015 - Blog entry (British Election Study) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on UKIP and social class. Published on British Election Study website and reproduced on Bristol Policy Forum website and WISERD website. Received 16 comments as of January 2016 from readers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Sara Wheeler (WP1.1) 2015 - Denbighshire Voluntary Services Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The interview and discussion with the senior officer in DVSC about the goals of the organisation. Also to inform about WISERD Civil Society research its aims and intended outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Sara Wheeler (WP1.1) 2015 - Meeting with leader of local religious organisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The interview and discussion with leader of religious organisation about changing nature of religious participation. Also to inform about WISERD Civil Society research its aims and intended outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Sara Wheeler (WP1.1) 2015 - Meeting with local community newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The interview and discussion with editor of local community newspaper about issues of sustainability and engagement. Also to inform about WISERD Civil Society research its aims and intended outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Sara Wheeler (WP1.1) 2015 - Meeting with ranger of local bowling club 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The interview and discussion with the ranger of bowling club about challenges with community participation. Also to inform about WISERD Civil Society research its aims and intended outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Sara Wheeler (WP1.1) 2015 - Meeting with senior officer within AVOW (Association of Voluntary Organisations Wrexham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The interview and discussion with the senior officer in AVOW about the goals of the organisation. Also to inform about WISERD Civil Society research its aims and intended outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Sara Wheeler 2015 - Meeting with Trustee of Local Miner's institute committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The interview and discussion with trustee. Informed about WISERD Civil Society research its aims and intended outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Sara Wheeler 2015 - Meeting with member of Llangollen Eisteddford organising committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The interview and discussion with member of Llangollen Eisteddfod about issues with local public engagement. Also to inform about WISERD Civil Society research its aims and intended outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 01.06.2016 Article in the June edition of the WISERD News magazine about the WISERD DataPortal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact An article in the June edition of the WISERD News magazine updating readers on recent progress with the WISERD DataPortal. Article written by Scott Orford and Samuel Jones.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/files/8214/6911/5292/WISERD_News_June_2016_Issue_14_FINAL.pdf
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 02.11.2016 DataPortal Demonstration at the WISERD Away Days 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A demonstration of the WISERD DataPortal by Ian Harvey and Daniel Evans at the WISERD Away Days.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 03.11.2016 Blog post about the WISERD DataPortal for the WCVA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A blog post, written by Scott Orford, for the Wales Council for Voluntary Action showcasing for the WISERD DataPortal can be used by researchers in the voluntary sector to search, discover, map and download socio-economic data for Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://wcva.tumblr.com/post/152683084440/esrc-festival-of-social-science-2016-using-the
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 07.04.2016 Meeting about the National Assembly for Wales Constituency Mapper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting with the National Assembly for Wales Research Service to discuss progress in the development of a bespoke interface for the WISERD DataPortal. This interface will be used to deliver predetermined data sets by National Assembly for Wales Constituency and Regional areas and will be aimed at Assembly Members, Assembly Member Support Staff and Assembly Commission Staff. It will be available in English and Welsh. Meeting involved Scott Orford, Ian Harvey and Samuel Jones along with 3 colleagues from the National Assembly for Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/map?naw=true
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 07.07.2015 Meeting about the National Assembly for Wales Constituency Mapper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting with the National Assembly for Wales Research Service to discuss progress in the development of a bespoke interface for the WISERD DataPortal. This interface will be used to deliver predetermined data sets by National Assembly for Wales Constituency and Regional areas and will be aimed at Assembly Members, Assembly Member Support Staff and Assembly Commission Staff. It will be available in English and Welsh. Meeting involved Scott Orford, Ian Harvey and Samuel Jones along with 3 colleagues from the National Assembly for Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/map?naw=true
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 07.11.2016 Blog post on the National Assembly for Wales Constituency Mapper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post, written by Samuel Jones and colleagues from the National Assembly for Wales Research service, for the National Assembly for Wales Research Service blog detailing how the WISERD DataPortal and the National Assembly for Wales Constituency Mapper interface can be used by Assembly Members, Assembly Member Support Staff and Assembly Commission Staff to provide data to support their day to day work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://assemblyinbrief.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/exploring-assembly-constituencies-with-the-wiserd-d...
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 07.11.2016 National Assembly for Wales Chief Executive Newletter article about the WISERD DataPortal and the National Assembly for Wales Constituency Mapper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A short article, written by Samuel Jones, in the November edition of the National Assembly for Wales' internal Chief Executive Newsletter which is delivered to the Chief Executive, Directors and Assembly Members within the National Assembly for Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 08.12.2015 Meeting about the National Assembly for Wales Constituency Mapper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting with the National Assembly for Wales Research Service to discuss possibility of developing a bespoke interface for the WISERD DataPortal. This interface will be used to deliver predetermined data sets by National Assembly for Wales Constituency and Regional areas and will be aimed at Assembly Members, Assembly Member Support Staff and Assembly Commission Staff. It will be available in English and Welsh. Meeting involved Scott Orford, Ian Harvey and Samuel Jones along with 3 colleagues from the National Assembly for Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/map?naw=true
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 09.05.2016 Scottish Third Sector Research Data Meeting with regard to the WISERD DataPortal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Scott Orford and Ian Harvey attended and discussed issues with data cleansing. Practitioner feedback led to MapMyData function being added to the WISERD DataPortal. This function allows users to map data in a non-disclosive manner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 11.11.2016 Presenting the WISERD DataPortal to the WISERD Housing Research Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WISERD DataPortal demonstrated by Scott Orford and Ian Harvey at the WISERD Housing Research Conference. Follow up meeting with Community Housing Cymru Group as a result of this demonstration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 13.07.2016-14.07.2016 WISERD DataPortal stand at the WISERD Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A stand at the WISERD Annual Conference to promote the WISERD DataPortal, attended to by Samuel Jones and Catriona Dickson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 14.11.2016 Static web page focussed on the WISERD DataPortal on the National Assembly for Wales blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A static web page on the National Assembly for Wales Research Service blog promoting the WISERD DataPortal and the National Assembly for Wales Constituency Mapper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://assemblyinbrief.wordpress.com/the-wiserd-dataportal/
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 16.02.2017 WISERD DataPortal presented to the Wales Statistical Liaison Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Demonstration by Scott Orford and Ian Harvey of the WISERD DataPortal and question and answer session at the Welsh Government's Wales Statistical Liaison Committee seminar. Questions around data and the use of APIs, specifically those released by Welsh Government including StatsWales and My Local School. Conversations afterwards with the Chief Statistician at Welsh Government and the Head of Knowledge and Analytical Services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 16.09.2016 Presentation on the WISERD DataPortal to the Inter-parliamentary Financial Information Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation in the National Assembly for Wales to the Inter-parliamentary Financial Information Network (IPFIN), delivered by Samuel Jones. Delegates from various UK and international parliaments engaged in discussion afterwards, including Civil Servants from the House of Commons Library who requested further information about the software stack. This was provided in due course in follow up emails.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 19.01.2016 WISERD DataPortal presented to the Wales Housing Information Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation and demonstration, delivered by Ian Harvey and Samuel Jones, of the WISERD DataPortal to the Welsh Government's Housing Information Group. Follow up discussions with policy makers and civil servants led to requests for further information and the possibility of collaborative working in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 19.10.2016 Launch of the National Assembly for Wales Constituency Mapper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation, delivered by Scott Orford and Ian Harvey, to the National Assembly for Wales Research Service to launch a bespoke interface for the WISERDDataPortal. This interface delivers pre-determined data sets by National Assembly for Wales Constituency and Regional areas and is aimed Assembly Members, Assembly Member Support Staff and Assembly Commission Staff. It is available in English and Welsh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/map?naw=true
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 20.12.2016 Presenting the WISERD DataPortal to the Community Housing Cymru 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WISERD DataPortal was demonstrated by Scott Orford and Ian Harvey to the Policy and Programmes Manager of the Community Housing Cymru group. Meeting discussed how members of the group can utilise their own data and expose it as open data using open data environments and services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 23.06.2016 WISERD DataPortal stand at the Cardiff Business School Research Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A stand, attended to by Scott Orford, Ian Harvey and Samuel Jones, to promote the WISERD DataPortal at the Cardiff Business School Research Festival at Cardiff University. A number of professional practitioners, academics and members of the public approached the stand, asked questions and took flyers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 24.11.2016 Meeting about the WISERD DataPortal with Sports Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting and follow up emails between Scott Orford, Ian Harvey and the Research Data Manager from Sports Wales regarding the hosting of their data utilising solutions such as open data management services. Shortly afterwards Sports Wales tendered for the development of a data portal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 26.04.2016 Meeting about the National Assembly for Wales Constituency Mapper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting with the National Assembly for Wales Research Service to discuss progress in the development of a bespoke interface for the WISERD DataPortal. This interface will be used to deliver pre-determined datasets by National Assembly for Wales Constituency and Regional areas and will be aimed at Assembly Members, Assembly Member Support Staff and Assembly Commission Staff. It will be available in English and Welsh. Meeting involved Scott Orford, Ian Harvey and Samuel Jones along with 3 colleagues from the National Assembly for Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/map?naw=true
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 28.02.2017 WISERD DataPortal's use of the Welsh Government APIs discussed with Welsh Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conversations between Ian Harvey, the Chief Statistician and the Head of Knowledge and Analytical Services in Welsh Government about the use of StatsWales and MyLocalSchool as APIs. APIs will be developed and improved based on these conversations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 28.06.2016 Presentation of the WISERD DataPortal to the WISERD Advisory Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation, delivered by Scott Orford and Ian Harvey, on the WISERD DataPortal to the WISERD Advisory Board. made up of academics, civil servants and third sector organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Description Dr Scott Orford 31.10.2016 Meeting with the National Assembly for Wales Communications Team about the WISERD DataPortal Constituency Mapper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting between Samuel Jones and the National Assembly for Wales Communications Team to discuss and promote the WISERD DataPortal Constituency Mapper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.wiserd.ac.uk/map?naw=true
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 01.04.16 - Channel 4 News Interview 07.04.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Broadcast 5 minute media interview for Channel 4 to present finding from young people and the EU referendum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 01.06.16 - BBC Radio Wales interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview with BBC Radio Wales on the devolved Welsh elections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 01.08.16 - Eisteddfod presentation, Young people and devolved politics, Abergavenny 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hour-long presentation on youth engagement at the National Eisteddfod for Wales in Abergavenny through the medium of Welsh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 04.04.2016 - Blog: Boundaries, space and the youth vote - what regional variations tell us. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on regional findings from Young People and the EU referendum project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2016/04/04/boundaries-space-and-the-youth-vote-what-regional-varia...
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 04.07.16 - Blog: Why did Wales Brexit through the gift shop? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog on Wales and the EU referendum for widely read Elections in Wales Blog run by Professor Roger Scully at the Wales School of Governance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/electionsinwales/2016/07/04/why-did-wales-brexit-through-the-gift-shop/
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 06.10.16 - Event at the Welsh Assembly for young people, youth practitioners and researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We organised a day-long event at the National Assembly for Wales on youth political engagement for young people, youth practitioners, researchers and policy makers. the Presiding Officer at the Assembly opened the day, the Welsh Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language closed the day and the Children's commissioner for Wales addressed the audience. Two short films made with young people on the EU Referendum were screened and the outcome was a memorandum of agreement presented to the Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 07.07.16 - Blog: Social media as connective action: how young people learnt about the EU referendum campaigns. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog for the Young People and the EU Referendum website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2016/07/07/social-media-as-connective-action-how-young-people-lear...
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 08.04.2016 - Blog: Young EU supporters are more likely to turnout on the day. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog in the run-up to EU referendum, the finding was also presented in a Channel 4 News interview in April 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2016/04/08/young-eu-supporters-are-more-likely-to-turnout-on-the-d...
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 11.11.16 - Public University Talk, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public University talk on impact in civil society research. Held in a local arts centre for non-academic audiences the event, run by Cardiff University, was a chance to promote WISERD Civil Society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 19.05.16 - BBC Wales Sunday Politics interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Broadcast 10 minute interview for BBC Wales Sunday Politics show on the devolved Welsh elections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 20.04.2016 - Blog: Young people and Europe. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog for widely read Institute for Welsh Affairs blog Click on Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iwa.wales/click/2016/04/young-people-and-europe/
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 24.01.17 - Symposium on Research Impact in Social Science and the Humanities - Aberystwyth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The symposium was to discuss how social science and humanities research can have an impact on user groups outside the academy, including policy-makers, business, civil society, media and the general public, and to examine the effectiveness of strategies for achieving impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/files/8714/8482/0469/Research_Impact_Symposium.pdf
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 30.06.16 - Blog: Regional variations in voting patterns among under-30s: post-referendum reflections. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on regional variations and the EU referendum for the WISERD website - Young People and the EU Referendum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2016/06/30/regional-variations-in-voting-patterns-among-under-30s-...
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce Nov 2015 - Presentation on engagement with young people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented on a research project which engaged with young people on the subject of politics and devolution. The presentation related to impact because it was widely disseminated in the run-up to the 2015 UK general election.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce Nov 2015 - The launch of 'Making the Case for the Social Sciences', Cardiff. 25.11.15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In November 2015 I attended the launch of 'Making the Case for the Social Sciences' at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay. I met new Welsh Government contacts there and discussed my impact role with colleagues from other universities. I also used the debate as a framework for my impact interviews.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce Nov 2015 - Welsh Government UN Year of Evaluation event 19.11.15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In November 2015 I manned a WISERD stand at the Welsh Government's UN Year of evaluation event organised by Professor Paul Chaney. Through this I met key members of the Welsh Government research team, gave information on WISERD's work and have contacted individuals since regarding my work on research impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce Oct 2015 - Meeting with Christian Webb, Chair of Llais Ifanc to discuss their manifesto preceeding the Welsh Assembly Elections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I met with the 18 year old Chair of Llais Ifanc (Youth Cymru) in Wales in October 2015 to discuss their plan to consult a representative sample of young people across Wales and compile a manifesto for the future Welsh Government following the Assembly Elections in March 2016. The result was an agreement for me to deliver a workshop with young people at the National Assembly during the manifesto launch on citizenship in education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce, Published November 2016 - Brexit: what next for anti-poverty strategy in Wales? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article for widely read Planet magazine, asked to write an article because of the EU referendum blogs. Co-authored with Dr Stuart Fox.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.planetmagazine.org.uk/planet-online/224/brexit-what-future-for-welsh-anti-poverty-policy
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox (WP2.1) 09.09.16 - Annual Conference of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties specialist group of Political Studies Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My presentation communicated findings from Work Package 2.1 of the Civil Society Research Centre to an audience of academic experts. The presentation was followed by further questions about our findings and about the future research of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/epop/friday-9th-september-2016/
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox 05/2016 - Invited to act as expert panellist at a Cardiff University SciScreen event showing Brexit the Movie 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited to act as a panellist to provide expert opinion and discussion for an audience made up of interested members of the public and academics about the EU Referendum following the screening of the film. The session helped to promote my research expertise and the 'Young People and the EU Referendum' project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox 09.06.16 - Specialist conference of the Political Studies Association specialist group of Youth Politics, Newcastle University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Sioned Pearce and I presented research from WISERD's Young People and the EU Referendum project to a specialist audience of academics interested in youth politics and political participation. The presentation led to numerous questions about our findings and the future direction of our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ncl.ac.uk/media/wwwnclacuk/geographypoliticsandsociology/files/Programme%20conference%20d...
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox 09.09.16 - Annual Conference of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties specialist group of the Political Studies Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a presentation presenting the conclusions and findings of the Young People and the EU Referendum project to an audience of fellow academics. Several academics approached me after the presentation and discussed the findings, asked for further information, and with questions about future publication plans. The draft paper has also already been cited in work under development by other academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/epop/friday-9th-september-2016/
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox 10/2016 - Workshop 'Young people, politics and the future direction of youth engagement in Wales' (Welsh Assembly, Cardiff) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was organised with support from the ESRC's Impact Acceleration Account, and a part of WISERD's Young People and the EU Referendum project. It was intended to bring together academics, third-sector practitioners, politicians and young people themselves to discuss the findings of the project and other research conducted by myself and Dr Sioned Pearce, and to consider the conclusions in the context of boosting political engagement and participation among young people in Wales and the UK more broadly. The event was successful in attracting a broad audience and stimulating considerable discussion about youth political engagement. It also led to some policy recommendations and future avenues of research into the issue of youth participation in politics. There was also extensive coverage and discussion of the event through social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox 16.09.16 - Conference at Newcastle University - 'The Impact of the 2016 Referendum on UK Membership of the EU' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented findings from WISERD's Young People and the EU Referendum project to an audience of interested academics and political practitioners. I received several questions about the research and requests for further details about our data, as well as a request for permission to cite the paper in work underway by another academic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ncl.ac.uk/gps/about/events/item/impactofthe2016referendumonukmembershipoftheeu.html
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox 16.09.2015 WISERD blog post entitled 'Did Jeremy Corbyn really engage the 'unengaged youth'?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog post was intended to raise awareness of WISERD's work as a research centre. Good engagement on social media giving it a wider reach. Prompted good discussion on other blogs, including democraticaudit (http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=16294).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2015/09/16/did-jeremy-corbyn-really-engage-the-unengaged-youth/
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox 20.01.2016 WISERD blog post entitled '16/17 year olds and the EU Referendum: A potential coup for the 'In' campaign' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog post was intended to raise awareness of WISERD's work as a research centre. Good engagement on social media giving it a wider reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2016/01/20/1617-year-olds-and-the-eu-referendum-a-potential-coup-f...
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox 27.01.2016 WISERD blog post entitled: 'Jeremy Corbyn's Youth Appeal: His support risks becoming dominated by people who won't vote for him' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog post was intended to raise awareness of WISERD's work as a research centre. Good engagement on social media giving it a wider reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2016/01/27/jeremy-corbyns-youth-appeal-his-support-risks-becoming-...
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox 31.05.16 - Interview with Christian Science Monitor about WISERD's Young People and the EU Referendum project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was interviewed by a journalist for the Christian Science Monitor following WISERD's Young People and the EU Referendum project finding that religious belief had a considerable effect on preferences in the referendum vote. The CSM is an international journal based in the United States, meaning that the project's research was communicated to a very broad and international audience. The article led to continued interest from the CSM for future articles after the referendum itself.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2016/0531/Why-do-Anglicans-lean-pro-Brexit-while-atheists-favo...
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox June 2016 - Interview with BBC Radio Wales based on Young People and EU Referendum Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was invited for an interview on BBC Radio Wales to discuss some of the findings of the Young People and the EU Referendum project with regards to the likely engagement and participation of young people with the referendum campaign. The interview allowed our research to be shared with a nation-wide audience and promoted WISERD's research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox March 2016 - Interview with the Financial Times about young people and the EU Referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was interviewed by the Financial Times about WISERD's research on Young People and the EU Referendum, specifically about the preference of young people in the referendum and whether or not they would vote, and what the implications would be for campaigners. The FT's extensive and international audience meant that our research was communicated to a very large, international audience interested in the outcome of the referendum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ft.com/content/49a6ea84-f5be-11e5-96db-fc683b5e52db
 
Description Dr Taulant Guma (WP 1.3) 02.07.16 - Merthyr Tydfil Global Village Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The festival takes place annually and provides an opportunity for various individuals and organisations to celebrate Merthyr's heritage and diversity. The 2016 event attracted a wide range of civil society organisations and groups, thus providing a great occasion for promoting our research project and engaging with volunteers and participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://merthyrtydfilglobalvillage.org.uk/event-programme/
 
Description Dr Taulant Guma (WP 1.3) 15.02.17 - Workshop on EU migrants' diaspora and civil society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The workshop explored questions around the concepts of 'diaspora' and 'civil society' in relation to (EU) migration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Taulant Guma (WP 1.3) 20.07.16 - Beyond Stereotypes - Understanding the 'Roma' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This intensive workshop aimed at understanding Roma identities and cultural practices, their current and past experiences in Wales and beyond. As well as offering an update on issues affecting the situation of European Roma, the event provided an opportunity to meet, interact and establish contacts with various professionals, local authorities and civil society groups working with this migrant population in different parts of Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.romaniarts.co.uk/beyond-stereotypes-understanding-the-roma%E2%80%A8/
 
Description Dr Taulant Guma (WP.1.3) WISERD Away Day - 13-14 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a short presentation titled 'Understanding civil society', outlining the conceptual and methodological approach employed in the WP. 1.3.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Wil Chivers 22.11.16 - WISERD Civil Society: Meeting with Gareth Morlais (Welsh Language Unit, Welsh Government) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This meeting was an outcome of the Training and Capacity building event on the 1st September 2016 ('Using Social Media in Social Research'). An attendee at this event passed my details on to Gareth Morlais from the Welsh Language Unit of the Welsh Government. He is currently involved in work towards the Welsh Language Strategy and was interested to know about what research I was involved in at WISERD and what methodological tools I was using to collect and analyse social media data, which is a potential source of information for the Welsh Language Unit about people's use of the Welsh language in different contexts, online and on social media and the influences upon this. Mr Morlais said he would mention the work I am doing at WISERD to other relevant colleagues and contacts and we agreed to keep in touch about our respective ongoing projects involving social media data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr. D. Dallimore (WP1.1) December 2016 Blog "A neoliberal inconvenience" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Blog for WISERD website entitled 'A neoliberal inconvenience'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2016/11/30/a-neoliberal-inconvenience/
 
Description Dr. D. Dallimore (WP1.1) November 2016 Article in Overton Oracle local newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact article in local community newspaper about the project. Available at following links:
http://overtonoracle.weebly.com/uploads/3/7/2/2/37226283/june_2016_colour_archive.pdf

http://overtonoracle.weebly.com/uploads/3/7/2/2/37226283/november_2016_colour_archive.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr. Martijn Hogerbrugge (WP4.1) 01.09.2016 - ESFR Conference Dortmund, Germany - Ambivalence and Change in Family Relations. Evidence from Laten Transition Analyses 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented older work from PhD accompanied with recent work on data from the fourth wave of the NKPS. Had a fruitful discussion with audience members about the method I used for analysing the data, and possible alternative statistical models I could have used.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr. Martijn Hogerbrugge (WP4.1) 05.09.2016 - Seminar Sociale Geneeskunde (Population Medicine) UvA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Change and Continuity in Family Relations. An Example of Laten Transition Analysis Using Data From Four Waves of the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented work from recent re-analysis of data from the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study. Had a discussion with audience members about the implications of my findings for national policies in the Netherlands with regard to the care of elderly by family members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr. Martijn Hogerbrugge (WP4.1) 11.07.2016 - ISA conference Vienna, Austria - The Impact of Country Characteristics on the Level of (Late Life) Volunteering in Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented work on impact of country-level variables on individual level volunteering in a roundtable session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Elin Royles (WP 2.3) 10.12.16 Workshop for Urdd 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 10.12.16: Workshop with young people, Urdd Syr Ifan Board and Urdd Ambassadors from all parts of Wales to inform the 2017 Urdd International Message of Peace and Goodwill. Strengthened links with Urdd a key third sector organisation for the research and provided an opportunity to think further about their Welsh perspective and response to the international context and challenges as they devised the 2017 message.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Elin Royles (WP 2.3) 11.3.16 Presentation of initial research findings to practitioners 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of initial research findings drawing on elite-level interviews in Wales to Understanding Wales Seminar Series, Aberystwyth University. Joint presentation with Prof. Rhys Jones and attended by policy makers and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Elin Royles (WP 2.3) 3.6.16 Session at Urdd on Brexit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 3.6.16: Urdd Session for young people on EU referendum vote as part of Urdd debates at Urdd Eisteddfod 2016 Flintshire. Contributed as an expert to enabling young people to discuss a critical political issue including the specifically Welsh perspective on the discussion, thus assisting the young people to consider how this related to their own identity. My involvement also facilitated the Urdd, a key third sector organisation to the work package research, to hold political debates of this type. This was also filmed by ITV Wales, Hacio Programme Programme (available on You Tube) and featured in a Golwg magazine article (9 June 2016 issue).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Institute for Welsh Affairs Blog Post (Young People and the EU Referendum) 20/04/2016: Pearce, S., Fox, S. Young People and Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guest blog post for the Institute for Welsh Affairs presenting some findings from our research on young people and the EU Referendum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iwa.wales/click/2016/04/young-people-and-europe/
 
Description International Longevity Centre Blog Post (Young People and the EU Referendum) 19/04/2016: Fox, S., Pearce, S. The Young, the Old, and the Referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited guest blog post for the International Longevity Centre based on analysis from the Young People and the EU Referendum project. This project used such blog posts as its primary means of research dissemination throughout the EU Referendum campaign, reflecting the project's commitment to continuous engagement with the media, the public, political practitioners and academia. The blog was intended to both disseminate research findings and make a contribution to public discussions ahead of the referendum, as well as to promote the research project itself. By posting the blog on the ILC website, we were successful in attracting a larger audience through social media promotion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blog.ilcuk.org.uk/2016/04/19/guest-blog-dr-stuart-fox-dr-sioned-pearce-wiserd-the-young-the-o...
 
Description International Longevity Centre Guest Blog Post (Young People and the EU Referendum) 1/07/2016: Fox, S., Pearce, S. Young and Old in the EU Referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is a blog post for the International Longevity Centre based on analysis from the Young People and the EU Referendum project. This project used such blog posts as its primary means of research dissemination throughout the EU Referendum campaign, reflecting the project's commitment to continuous engagement with the media, the public, political practitioners and academia. The blog was intended to both disseminate research findings and make a contribution to public discussions ahead of the referendum, as well as to promote the research project itself. The post was published shortly after the referendum result, when interest was high, and attracted attention from the public and fellow academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blog.ilcuk.org.uk/2016/07/01/guest-blog-dr-stuart-fox-quantitative-research-associate-wales-i...
 
Description Introduction of research project to National Botanical Gardens of Wales monthly volunteer meeting WP 4.3. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Dr Sophie Yarker provided an overview of Work Package 4.3 with volunteers and staff working at the Botanical Gardens.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Open research methods workshop for the Third Sector in partnership with the Open University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop provided practitioners from the Third Sector with a basic grounding in research methods and has provided the basis for a series focusing on more specific aspects of research. The second such workshop will take place in March 2016 and the subject matter will be mediating focus groups.

The day lead to a link opening with DRILL the Disability Research for Independent Living and Learning Project. Nick Johns was subsequently elected onto the National Advisory Group for that project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/event/wiserd-open-university-research-training-workshop-peop...
 
Description PCS survey design meeting (1 September 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engagement with partners from the trade union PCS. Project to survey PCS Wales members about impact of devolution and bargaining priorities of the union in Wales. Involved presentation of draft questionnaire for discussion with senior officers from Wales and UK headquarters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description PCS survey design meeting (24 June 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engagement with partners from the trade union PCS. Project to survey PCS Wales members about impact of devolution and bargaining priorities of the union in Wales. Involved discussion of draft questionnaire with PCS Assistant General Secretary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description PCS survey design meeting (31 August 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engagement with partners from the trade union PCS. Project to survey PCS Wales members about impact of devolution and bargaining priorities of the union in Wales. Involved presentation of draft questionnaire for discussion with Darren Williams, PCS Wales Campaigns Officer, Chris Baugh, PCS Assistant General Secretary, Shavanah Taj, PCS Wales Secretary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Podcast with a key third sector individual 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a podcast with a key third sector figure in Wales. It was about undertaking research with and for the third sector with a specific emphasis on conducting research with disabled people. The focus of the discussion was on the importance of taking a social model perspective and attempting to achieve tangible change through the research enterprise. As with the other podcasts the purpose of this was to provide a general audience with an accessible insight into important issues in research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at the Markets in Policing ESRC Seminar Series Number 4 Markets in Patrol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We were solicited by the organisers to deliver a paper on our work researching the Street Pastors at this seminar. The audience was a mixed one comprising practitioners, academics, students and policy-makers. There was significant interest from the organisers who have since asked for copies of future work to inform their own research activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on Devolved Bargaining in Welsh Local Government to Unison Cymru/Wales 21 Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation to the Unison Cymru/Wales Local Government Group Executive Committee on the potential impacts of devolving bargaining for Wales Local Government staff to Wales with the creation of new arrangements, possibly building upon the social partnership institutions and structures created by the Welsh Government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Alistair Cole (WP2.4) November 2016 - 30 years of regional democracy: what role for the Regions? Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact One Day conference, Sciences Po, Rennes, 17th November: 1986-2016 : 30 ans de démocratie régionale. Des Régions pour quoi faire? (30 years of regional democracy: what role for the Regions?) A conference organised on the theme of the 30 years of the French regions. Alistair Cole presented the keynote speech on Trust in the French regions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.sciencespo-rennes.fr/fr/actualite-details/des-regions-pour-quoi-faire.html
 
Description Prof Alistair Cole (WP2.4) November 2016 - 30 years of the French regions Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organisation of the national conference on Les Regions ont trente ans. Et demain? (The 30 years of the French regions) Rennes, Les Champs Libres, 18th November, organised with the support of the Brittany Regional Council, the Association of French Regions and the Institute of Decentralisation. A conference organised to celebrate the 30 years of French regions. Alistair Cole and Romain Pasquier each chaired a session. In addition, Romain Pasquier delivered a keynote address and Alistair Cole presented the main findings of the You Gov funded survey into Trust and Transparency in the French regions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bretagne.bzh/jcms/prod_372709/fr/colloque-les-regions-ont-30-ans-et-demain
 
Description Prof Alistair Cole (WP2.4) November 2016 - Newspaper Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article on the research findings of the YouGov survey on French regions - 'Les nouvelles régions n'ont pas convaincu' Progrès de Lyon, 19th November 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.leprogres.fr/politique/2016/11/19/les-nouvelles-regions-n-ont-pas-convaincu-ptvx
 
Description Prof Alistair Cole (WP2.4) November 2016 - Newspaper Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article reporting the findings from the YouGov survey of French regions - 'La défiance citoyenne vise toutes les collectivités' Ouest France 17th November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/la-defiance-citoyenne-vise-toutes-les-collectivites-4621665
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 13.04.2015 - Chaired a session on the Wales economy at the Learned Society of Wales International Symposium: Economic policies in peripheral countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Learned Society of Wales, International Symposium: Economic Policies in peripheral countries
Chair - contribute to session on the Wales Economy
Conference was organised by the LSW, "to assemble a number of the world's leading experts on regional and economic geography to consider problems of dependant economies."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 14.07.2015 - Presentation for the Academy of Social Sciences as part of the launch of their publication, Making the case for Social Sciences 10: Wales, BIS Conference Centre, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation for the Academy of Social Sciences as part of the launch of their publication, Making the case for Social Sciences 10: Wales, BIS Conference Centre, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 19.01.2015 - Attended meeting at a member of the ESRC Expert Group on Constitution Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended meeting at a member of the ESRC Expert Group on Constitution Change, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2014 - Commented on R and D and the Welsh economy and the electrification of the railway line Swansea to London, Good Morning Wales, BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on R and D and the Welsh economy and the electrification of the railway line Swansea to London, Good Morning Wales, BBC Radio Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2014 - Commented on increase in Welsh unemployment, Good Evening Wales, BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on increase in Welsh unemployment, Good Evening Wales, BBC Radio Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2014 - Meeting with ONS to discuss measurement of public/private sector wage differential 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Chris Phillips, Office of National Statistics to discuss measurement of public/private sector wage differential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2014 - Quoted in Western Mail/Wales Online: Wales still lagging behind much of the UK on spending and income 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in Western Mail/Wales Online article by Darren Devine: Wales still lagging behind much of the UK on spending and income
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Advised on food price deflation, X-Ray, BBC1 Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contributed to part of programme on food price deflation, X-Ray, BBC1 Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Chaired a session at Office of Manpower Economics Conference on Reward in the Public Sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited to chair session at Office of Manpower Economics Conference on Reward in the Public Sector, BIS London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Comment on release of unemployment figures for Wales, Good Evening Wales, BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comment on release of unemployment figures for Wales, Good Evening Wales, BBC Radio Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Commented on job losses in Wales, Good Morning Wales, BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on job losses in Wales, Good Morning Wales, BBC Radio Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Commented on recent unemployment trends in Wales, Good Morning Wales, BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on recent unemployment trends in Wales, Good Morning Wales, BBC Radio Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Commented on the nuclear industry of the Welsh economy, Good Morning Wales, BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on the nuclear industry of the Welsh economy, Good Morning Wales, BBC Radio Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Commented on unemployment in Wales, Good Evening Wales, BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on unemployment in Wales, Good Evening Wales, BBC Radio Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Contributed to discussion on HMRC announcement of office closures in Wales, Wales Today, BBC1 Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contributed to discussion on HMRC announcement of office closures in Wales, Wales Today, BBC1 Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Contributed to discussion on the election and the Welsh economy, Wales at Work, BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contributed to discussion on the election and the Welsh economy, Wales at Work, BBC Radio Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Engagement meeting with National Partnership Forum and the Older People's Commissioner for Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Engagement meeting with Terry Mills, Chair of National Partnership forum and Iwan Williams, Older People's Commissioner for Wales to discuss employment barriers to the over 50s.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Interviewed on pensions and benefits within Wales, BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on pensions and benefits within Wales, BBC Radio Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Presentation at Government Economic Service at 50 event: The Welsh economy and public sector pay 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation at Government Economic Service at 50 event, The welsh economy and public sector pay.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Quoted in South Wales Evening Post, Swansea: More evidence of two-tier economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in South Wales Evening Post article by Richard Youle, Swansea: More evidence of two-tier economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Quoted in Western Mail article: Housing market confidence lagging behind in Wales research shows 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in Western Mail article by Darren Devine: Housing market confidence lagging behind in Wales research shows.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2015 - Quoted in on-line article: How £8.9 billion benefits budget is spent in Wales, BBC Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in on-line article by Sarah Dickins: How £8.9 billion benefits budget is spent in Wales, BBC Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 0
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 0
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC News 24. 7.30pm. Interviewed on the possible takeover of TATA Steel by Liberty Group and implications for local economy and the UK economy. 03.04.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on the possible takeover of TATA Steel by Liberty Group and implications for local economy and the UK economy. 03.04.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC News 24. 8.20pm. Interviewed on the possible sale of TATA Steel UK. 05.04.16. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on the possible sale of TATA Steel UK. 05.04.16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC News at 6. Interviewed on proposed management buy-out of TATA Steel. 20.04.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on proposed management buy-out of TATA Steel. 20.04.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC Radio 4, News 5pm. Interviewed on plans by TATA Steel to sell its UK operations including Port Talbot steel works. Also, covered offer of UK government of finance to support TATA Steel. 21.04.16. Also covered by Radio 5 Live. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on plans by TATA Steel to sell its UK operations including Port Talbot steel works. 21.04.16. Also covered by Radio 5 Live.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC Radio 4. Interviewed on the TATA announcement of potential steel industry job losses in Wales. 31.03.16. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on the TATA announcement of potential steel industry job losses in Wales. 31.03.16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC Radio 5 Live. Port Talbot and the Steel Crisis. 06.04.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Port Talbot and the Steel Crisis. 06.04.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC Radio Wales, Good Evening Wales. 4-6.30pm. Interviewed on potential job losses at TATA Steel Port Talbot. 29.03.16. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on potential job losses at TATA Steel Port Talbot. 29.03.16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC Radio Wales, Good Evening Wales. Was interviewed on ongoing development in TATA's sale of its operations including the steelworks in Port Talbot. 06.04.16. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was interviewed on ongoing development in TATA's sale of its operations including the steelworks in Port Talbot. 06.04.16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC Radio Wales, News at Five. Interviewed on UK government offer of finance to support TATA Steel. 21.04.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on UK government offer of finance to support TATA Steel. 21.04.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC Wales TV 6.30. Interviewed on potential job losses at Port Talbot steelworks. 29.03.16. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on potential job losses at Port Talbot steelworks. 29.03.16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Comment on Port Talbot and the Steel Industry featured in article for Associated Press (AP, USA). 21.04.16. Also featured in following outlets: Seymour Tribune (USA), Newser (USA), ABC News (USA), Yahoo! Finance UK, Fox News Network (US), The Republic (US), The Salt Lake Tribune, The New Delhi Times, NDTV.com, The Economic Times, The Financial Express (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comment on Port Talbot and the Steel Industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Interviewed on the Tata Steel ballot result on pensions and the future of the steel industry, was covered on Wednesday 15th of February by ITV Wales News at 6 and later in the evening by ITV News Cymru Wales. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed on the Tata Steel ballot result on pensions and the future of the steel industry, on Wednesday 15th of February by ITV Wales News at 6 and later in the evening by ITV News Cymru Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Radio 5 Live 5.30am Wake up to Money, Interviewed on the potential losses of steel jobs at Port Talbot and Scunthorpe. 29.03.16, also covered by Radio 4, Coventry and Warwickshire, Ulster, Scotland, Newcastle, Radio Asia, Jersey, Guersney, Foyle, Surrey, Sussex, Lancashire, Merseyside, Lincolnshire, Kent, Oxford, Humberside and Northampton radio stations. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on the potential losses of steel jobs at Port Talbot and Scunthorpe. 29.03.16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Radio 5 Live, Wake up to Money 5.30am. Interviewed on TATA steel's announcement on possible job losses. 30.03.16. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on TATA steel's announcement on possible job losses. 30.03.16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Radio Wales, Good Morning Wales 8.40am. Interviewed on potential job losses at TATA Steel Port Talbot. 29.03.16. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on potential job losses at TATA Steel Port Talbot. 29.03.16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Seminar April 2016 Public Policy Institute Wales Expert Workshop Millennium Centre, Cardiff - Improving the Economic performance of Wales, the Welsh economy and economic leavers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Seminar April 2016 Public Policy Institute Wales Expert Workshop Millennium Centre, Cardiff - Improving the Economic performance of Wales, the Welsh economy and economic leavers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Seminar February 18 2016, the Economy of Neath and its surrounding area today, Neath Probus Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented a seminar February 18 2016, the Economy of Neath and its surrounding area today, Neath Probus Club
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Seminar February 18 2016, the Economy of Swansea and its surrounding area today, Royal Institution of South Wales lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar February 18 2016, the Economy of Swansea and its surrounding area today, Royal Institution of South Wales lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Share Radio, Morning Money, Prospects for TATA Steel and the EU referendum. 31.05.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prospects for TATA Steel and the EU referendum. 31.05.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Sky News. Interviewed on the importance of the steel industry for the UK economy. 31.03.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on the importance of the steel industry for the UK economy. 31.03.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - The Evening Post. Quoted in article by Richard Youle on the TATA Steel crisis:, "It seems we have always lived with this threat." 07.04.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in article by Richard Youle on the TATA Steel crisis:, "It seems we have always lived with this threat." 07.04.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - The Western Mail, quoted in article by R Turner "What now for Port Talbot as the steel crisis threatens the town's livelihood?" 17.04.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Western Mail, quoted in article by R Turner "What now for Port Talbot as the steel crisis threatens the town's livelihood?" 17.04.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Wales on Line and the Western Mail. Quoted in article discussing the option of replacing the blast furnaces at Port Talbot with electric arc furnaces. 14.04.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in article discussing the option of replacing the blast furnaces at Port Talbot with electric arc furnaces. 14.04.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC Radio 4 World at One featured an interview on the prospects of the steel industry, in the wake of the deal agreed between TATA and the unions. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 World at One featured an interview on the prospects of the steel industry, in the wake of the deal agreed between TATA and the unions. Shorter excerpts from the interview were also broadcast on:
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio Cumbria
BBC Northampton
BBC Newcastle
BBC Shropshire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=5895&DateTime=12%2f7%2f2016+1%3a21%3a09+PM&PlayClip=t...
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC Radio 4, In Business, history of the steel industry 19.05.16. Repeated 22.05.16. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In Business, history of the steel industry 19.05.16. Repeated 22.05.16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC Radio Wales. Commented on TATA potential strategic partnership with Thyssenkrupp AG (09.07.16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on TATA potential strategic partnership with Thyssenkrupp AG (09.07.16) BBC Radio Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - BBC Radio Wales. Commented on TATA steel, political uncertainty, pensions and Brexit. (30.06.16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on TATA steel, political uncertainty, pensions and Brexit. (30.06.16) BBC Radio Wales 30.06.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, BBC News at 10, BBC 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, BBC News at 10, BBC 1
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast news.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, BBC Wales Today, BBC 1 Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, BBC Wales Today, 10.20pm, BBC 1 Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, Breakfast, BBC 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, Breakfast, BBC 1
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, Good Evening Wales, BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, Good Evening Wales, BBC Radio Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, Good Morning Wales, BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on jobs loses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, Good Morning Wales, BBC Radio Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, News at 10, BBC 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on jobs losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, News at 10, 10.10pm, BBC 1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, Sunday Politics (Wales), BBC1 Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, Sunday Politics (Wales), BBC 1 Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, Wales Today, BBC 1 Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on job losses in the steel industry at Port Talbot, Wales Today 6.20pm, BBC 1 Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Euronews France. Reported on implications for UK industry if we leave the EU. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reported on implications for UK industry if we leave the EU. Euronews France.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.euronews.com/2016/06/10/david-blackaby-we-are-likely-to-have-a-more-successful-industry-i...
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Featured on Share Radio Morning Money: Implications for Wales of leaving EU. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Featured on Share Radio Morning Money: Implications for Wales of leaving EU.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://audioboom.com/posts/4741440-professor-david-blackaby-from-swansea-university-gives-us-his-in...
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - ITV News Wales at 6, (8 September) Commented on uncertainty of the Port Talbot steel plant and implications for the area. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on uncertainty of the Port Talbot steel plant and implications for the area. ITV News Wales at 6.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Radio 5 live. The economy of the Swansea area. 25.05.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The economy of the Swansea area. 25.05.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - Seminar April 2016 Public Policy Institute Wales Expert Workshop Millennium Centre, Cardiff - Improving the Economic performance of Wales, the role of education and skills on the labour market 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Seminar April 2016 Public Policy Institute Wales Expert Workshop Millennium Centre, Cardiff - Improving the Economic performance of Wales, the role of education and skills on the labour market
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016 - South Wales Evening Post. Commented on whether we would be better or worse off in or out of the EU. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on whether we would be better or worse off in or out of the EU. South Wales Evening Post 21.06.16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/eu-referendum-how-would-the-swansea-bay-economy-be-affected/...
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 2016. BBC Radio Wales, Good Morning Wales. Commented on Joseph Rowntree Report on Poverty and Implications for Wales. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented on Joseph Rowntree Report on Poverty and Implications for Wales. BBC Radio Wales, Good Morning Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 23.03.2015 - Comments made at IWA Conference in Cardiff featured in WalesOnline 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact WalesOnline featured comments made at the IWA Conference in Cardiff (23.03.2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 23.03.2015 - Presentation IWA Annual Economy Conference: Why the gap won't close, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited presentation IWA Annual Economy Conference: Why the gap won't close, Cardiff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (WP3.5) 25.11.2015 - Presentation for the Academy of Social Sciences:The regional economy and public sector pay, as part of the launch of their publication, Making the case for Social Sciences 10: Wales, Pier Head, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation for the Academy of Social Sciences: The regional economy and public sector pay, as part of the launch of their publication, Making the case for Social Sciences 10: Wales, Pier Head, Cardiff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP 3.2) 02.02.2017 Provisional Report to Social Research and Information Division on Child Care Gap Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of provisional analysis regarding the use of accessibility tools to measure childcare provision gaps in Wales in relation to Welsh Governments' policy commitment in their work programme, Taking Wales Forward 2016-2021, to provide 30 hours free childcare a week for working parents of three and four year olds, 48 weeks of the year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP 3.2) 06.06.2016 Presentation to Welsh Government Knowledge and Analytical Services 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation was based on research conducted during WISERD on the use of floating catchment techniques in examining spatial patterns of accessibility. The aim was to explore the potential to incorporate such measures into the methodology used to calculate the Index of Multiple Deprivation Accessibility domain and this was an initial presentation of the potential advantages of using such approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP 3.2) 11.10.2016 Meeting Tenovus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WISERD researchers in USW are extending the use of GIS-based accessibility tools to develop open source GIS solutions to measuring access to cancer screening and support services. To further these aims a KESS II funded PhD studentship in collaboration with Tenovus Cancer Care commenced in October 2016 which will integrate accessibility tools in a customised package to support health analysts in planning the provision of cancer services in Wales. This was a provisional scoping meeting to discuss nature of the work programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP 3.2) 14.09.2016 Further research opportunities on Child Care Gap Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future Work Programme regarding extensions to Childcare Gap Analysis following announcement of choice of pilot areas in Plenary debate of the Assembly on 8/11/2016. As part of this commitment, the Welsh Government is engaging with WISERD researchers in USW to undertake analysis of the distribution of childcare provision relative to demand. The role of WISERD researchers will be to undertake exploratory analysis of the childcare provision using spatial analytical tools developed within the GIS Research Centre. The Welsh Government will subsequently use findings from this analysis in its work to explore gaps in childcare provision and to inform future policy development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP 3.2) 18.05.2016 Final presentation of research findings for the Illuminate Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings from the Illuminate Project funded by Sports Wales to policy makers and professionals charged with exploring the type of factors influencing participation rates in sporting opportunities in Wales and with promoting physical activity levels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2) 08.09.2015 Conference Presentation at European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography (Bari, Italy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation to the 19th European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography (ECTQG2015), Bari, Italy, 3rd- 8th September 2015, provoked interesting discussion and talking points in a session on the role of quantitative techniques and social applications

Follow-up interest in software used which has made widely available to academic and policy audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2) 16.06.2015 Workshop presentation on geographical access components of well-being, University of South Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on geographical access components of well-being as part of a workshop held in USW on Conceptual and Empirical aspects of Social Well-Being. Generated wider discussion of the role of geography on various aspects of well-being.

Contributed to wider debates on Social Well-Being that are being conducted within the Welsh Government and ONS and stimulated wider discussion on a wide range of issues concerned with conceptual and empirical issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2) 17.04.2015 GIS Research UK conference presentation entitled "Assessing geographic data usability in analytical contexts: Undertaking sensitivity analysis of geospatial processes" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper presented at GIS Research UK 2015 conference (at the University of Leeds) entitled Assessing geographic data usability in analytical contexts: Undertaking sensitivity analysis of geospatial processes.

Led to interesting debates concerning usability of spatial data



Follow-up interest from a number of delegates
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://leeds.gisruk.org/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (2016/17) Bangor University School of Social Sciences Research Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WISERD Civil Society organised Seminar Series hosted by Bangor University School of Social Sciences. Seminars have covered a variety of topics from speakers across the UK and has increased engagement with the Civil Society programme in Bangor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.bangor.ac.uk/so/research/seminars.php.en
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 1.1) 16.03.16 Bangor - WISERD Civil Society Seminar - Bowling Together? Civil Society in a North East Wales Village 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This seminar was presented by WISERD Civil Society academics: Dr Robin Mann, Professor Howard Davis, Dr David Dallimore and Dr Marta Eichsteller who presented their emergent findings from the WISERD Civil Society project 'Researching Civil Participation, in Place, and Over Time' at Bangor University.

The team presented the fieldwork undertaken at their research site, the village of Rhosllanerchrugog ("Rhos") within the local authority of Wrexham Borough Council. The village provides an interesting site for exploring continuity and change in local civil society with its rich history of associations linked to religion, the Welsh Language and employment in heavy industry.
The presentation focused on one key emerging finding to do with the way some community groups and institutions have evolved over time in quite significant ways. In some cases the personnel involved in community groups has remained constant; in other groups they have been succeeded by new personnel. A good case study illustration of this is the village bowling club.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.wiserd.ac.uk/news/latest-news/wiserd-civil-society-seminar-bowling-together-civil-societ...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 2.1) 01.12.15 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Welsh Government higher education policy and entry to 'elite' universities - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Gareth Rees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 2.1) 03.11.15 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Elite HE graduates and civil society: an exploration of civil society participation amongst graduates at age 50 - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Dr Ceryn Evans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 2.1) 14.05.15 Cardiff - Universities and the Structuring of Civil Society: The Transition from Elite to Mass Higher Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A WISERD Civil Society organised seminar to examine implications of the shift from what has been termed an 'elite system' of higher education (HE) to a 'mass system' and the major consequences for state policies and the structuring of civil society.

This seminar was presented by WISERD Civil Society academics: Prof Gareth Rees and Prof Chris Taylor and chaired by Dr Paul Chaney.

Discussion and questions followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 2.2) 09.07.15 Cardiff - Third Sector Organisations and Public Policy-making in a Devolved Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A WISERD Civil Society organised seminar draws upon an extensive set of qualitative accounts from third sector policy actors in order to explore the issues, progress and challenges associated with third sector organisations' policy engagement with 'devolved' government in Wales.

This seminar was presented by WISERD Civil Society academic Dr Paul Chaney and chaired by Prof Ian Rees Jones.

Questions and debate followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 2.3) 16.03.16 Aberystwyth - WISERD Civil Society Seminar - Education, language and identity. Creating devolved education systems in Scotland and Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The presentation related to the first stage of the research in Wales and discussed the literature regarding how the education sector and youth-related voluntary organisations are perceived to influence the identities of young people.

These were compared and contrasted with the findings of their first-stage project interviews with elites working in these areas in Wales. Key themes that emerged from the discussion were the diverse ways in which both sectors influence and deepen the identities of young people, juxtaposed by the lack of explicit attention to the role of these sectors in promoting Welsh identity. Despite the extent of developments since 1999, amongst the policy relevant findings were questions regarding whether the process of implementing the Donaldson recommendations would achieve the Welsh Government's aims of exposing young people to a more distinctive Welsh identity and the implications of evaluation indicators on how the non-statutory organisations' engage with young people.

This seminar was presented by WISERD Civil Society academics: Prof Rhys Jones and Dr Elin Royles
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.wiserd.ac.uk/news/latest-news/wiserd-civil-society-seminar-education-language-and-identi...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 2.4) 05.05.16 Cardiff - WISERD Civil Society Seminar - Measuring Trust and Transparency: Exploring a Mixed Methods Approach. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This presentation examined the approaches adopted within existing research on civil society and other sectors - to measuring trust and transparency and the extent to which a mixed methods approach can offer an effective approach to exploring the interplay between trust and transparency.
This seminar was presented by WISERD Civil Society academic Dr Ian Stafford, Professor Alistair Cole and chaired by Prof Paul Chaney. (Cardiff University)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/measuring-trust-and-transparency-exploring-mixed-...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 3.1) 18.02.16 Swansea - Improving our understanding of social enterprises in the UK - Evidence from the Small Business Survey. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A WISERD Civil Society organised seminar which explored the linkage between the Small Business Survey and other administrative data to offer a more detailed picture of firms that self-classify as 'social enterprises'. Specifically, and in the context of contemporary scholarly work on civil society, this research seeks to identify any fundamental differences between traditional for-profit firms and firms that regard themselves as social enterprises.

This seminar was presented by WISERD Civil Society academics Dr Catherine Robinson and Prof Phil Murphy and chaired by Prof David Blackaby.

Debate and questions followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 3.3) 12.11.15 Cardiff - Campaigning unions, devolved government: reflections on state, unions and civil society 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A WISERD Civil Society organised seminar based on a series of interviews with trade union leaders in Wales, this presentation examined how the changes around devolution have provided opportunities for trade unions in Wales to influence governmental decision making that do not exist in England. However there are limits to this, and the presentation also reviewed how trade unions in Wales use other (and sometimes new) ways of advancing members' interests.

This seminar was presented by WISERD Civil Society academics: Dr Steve Davies and Professor Huw Beynon and chaired by Dr Paul Chaney.

Discussion and questions followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 3.4) 29.04.15 Cardiff - WISERD Civil Society Seminar - Cardiff Pastors: A Case Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WISERD Civil Society organised seminar giving an overview of a multi-faceted, multi-method research project incorporating the views of Street Pastors, key stake holders and decision makers, students and members of the general public in the night time economy (NTE).

This seminar was presented by WISERD Civil Society academics: Dr Nick Johns and Dr Alison Green and chaired by Dr Paul Chaney.

Discussion, questions and requests for further information ensued.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 3.5) 10.11.16 Cardiff - ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016 - Disability Talking: Stories of Disability at Work 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WISERD researchers at Cardiff Business School launched the Disability Talking film. The short film was constructed around first-person accounts of disability challenges and support at work, and the film's interviewees represented a range of disabilities. Alongside the personal narratives were statistical summaries highlighting the scale of disability-related disadvantage in the contemporary workplace. The event was led by Professors Melanie Jones and Victoria Wass, who were joined by a diverse line-up of speakers for the panel discussion afterwards. Each speaker had their own connection to the issue of dyslexia and were able to contribute personal, professional and legal experiences of coping in the workplace. The event also coincided with the launch of a new website designed to enhance engagement with research in this area: www.disabilityatwork.co.uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/news/latest-news/esrc-festival-social-science-2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 4.1) 07.10.15 Manchester - Civil Society and ageing populations: what is the role of community organisations and volunteers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A WISERD Civil Society organised seminar in collaboration with MICRA (Manchester) to consider the current state of thinking about forms of civil society and social participation in later life and present earlier findings from comparative research in order to set out potential avenues for further research and collaboration.

WISERD Civil Society academics Dr Martina Feilzer, Martijn Hogerbrugge and Prof Ian Rees Jones presented at this seminar.

Discussion, debate and questions followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 4.1) 10.11.15 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Patterns of participation of the elderly in the Netherlands and UK: A typological approach using Latent Class Analysis - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Maritjn Hogerbrugge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP 4.4) 03.06.15 Bangor - Civil society and Human Rights across the United Kingdom 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A WISERD Civil Society organised seminar to explore differences in human rights discourses across the constituent parts of the United Kingdom.

This seminar was presented by WISERD Civil Society academic Dr Martina Feilzer and chaired by Prof Howard Davis.

Questions and discuss ensued.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP1.4) July 2016 - Governance and Agglomeration: Strands, Connections and Missing Links in City-Region Devolution SPERI Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WISERD academics Beel, D., Jones, M., Jones, I.R. - The presentation gave an overview and synthesis of debates pertaining to the development of city-regions and their applicability to the UK space economy. The aims was to make links to advance both international academic debates and realpolitik policy knowledge concerns. The presentation stimylated contemporary academic debates on the city-region, focusing in particular on those applicable to the current UK policy context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://spericonference.group.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/SPERI-Conference-2016-programme-f...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP2.1) 03.05.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - What Survey Data can (and can't) tell us about Civic Participation: An examination of the NCDS and qualitative sub-sample - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Dr Ceryn Evans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP2.1) 27.09.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Not going to university: Examining the 'alternative' post-18 pathways of middle-class young people - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Dr Ceryn Evans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP2.2) 20.10.16 - WISERD Civil Society Seminar - Civil Society and Democratization in India - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Paul Chaney (20.10.16) Chaired the Public Civil Society Seminar WISERD Civil Society Seminar: & Civil Society and Democratization in India"
The seminar was presented by Visiting International Fellow Professor Sahoo Sarbeswar of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. The seminar examines how Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), as part of civil society, contribute towards democratization in India and what conditions facilitate or inhibit their contribution. On the basis of in-depth empirical analysis and comparative case studies of three developmental NGOs that work among the tribal communities in the socio-historical context of south Rajasthan, this seminar assesses three different kinds of politics within civil society - liberal pluralist, neo-Marxist, and communitarian - which have had different implications in relation to democratization. Based on these three cases, the discussion demonstrates that civil society is not necessarily a democratizing force; it can have contradictory consequences in relation to democratization. The democratizing effect of civil society is not a result of the "stock of social capital" in the community, but is contingent upon the kinds of ideologies and interests that are present or ascendant not just within the institutions of civil society but also within the state. The analysis thus, presents a nuanced understanding of civil society's capacity to influence democratization in the developing world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/news/latest-news/visiting-international-fellow-presents-wiserd-seminar-civil...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP2.2) 26.01.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Exploring the role of political parties in the substantive representation of equality and human rights: evidence from the UK - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Professor Paul Chaney
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP3.3) 14.06.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Restructuring of the Welfare State and Civil Society: Spaces of Contestation? - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Dr Helen Blakely.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP3.3) 15.11.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - In the blood or the water? Intergenerational transmission of trade union membership - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academics Dr Helen Blakely and Rhys Davies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP3.4) 18.03.16 - Cardiff - WISERD/Open University, One Day Workshop for Third Sector Organisations - how to set up and run a focus group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The principal purpose of this activity was to provide an open audience, but primarily practitioners from the third sector, with tools to use to enhance their use of focus group interviews. Many of the attendees had used focus groups before, but we were able to provide them with a range of techniques to extend the types of data they can obtain from FGs in the future. The session was highly interactive and each participant was given the opportunity to run the group using a different method each time. The whole session was filmed and is now a podcast on the WISERD website for wider application and use.

The workshop was run by Dr Nick Johns,Cardiff University and Dr Alison Green, Open University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/one-day-workshop-third-sector-organisations-how-s...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP3.5) 28.06.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Disabled Employees Experience of the Recession: Evidence from the 2011 British Workplace Employment Relations Survey - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Professor Melanie Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP4.1) 05.07.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Volunteering and Social Participation in Old Age - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP4.2) 18.10.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - University students' accounts of personal success and civic responsibility: a comparative study - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Dr Esther Muddiman.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones (WP4.2) 19.01.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Giving something Back? Sentiments of privilege and social responsibility among elite graduates from Britain and France - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Professor Sally Power
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones - 11.11.16 - Cardiff - ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016 - Evaluating the Impact of 3rd Sector Outputs 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This was training event for those who work in the third sector. WISERD researchers provided materials aimed at helping participants learn how to formally evaluate their activities, identify the impact of their activities and provide an evaluation framework for those impacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/news/latest-news/esrc-festival-social-science-2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones - WISERD website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact test
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 01.07.15 - TV Interview - Anne Keane (WISERD Annual Conference) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Anne Keane, the first keynote speaker at the WISERD 2015 Annual Conference, was interviewed by Made in Cardiff TV following her keynote address. She reflected on her work in Welsh education, and provided new perspectives on areas of achievement and suggested areas where improvements can still be made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qC2w_JyZUQ

This interview was uploaded to WISERD's YouTube channel, and was distributed on social media. This gained a number of 'hits' to the website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 02.02.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - WISERD-associated PhD students present their research proposals/ideas - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by the following WISERD PhD students:

Peter Davies - A comparative ethnography of coal and steel communities: the social significance of literary representation

Sian Evans - The relationship of social network structure with social participation in midlife

Hannah Scott - The impact of social class on the wellbeing of people living with dementia

Christina Nascimento - What types of poverty and disadvantage exist in older households experiencing fuel poverty in Wales?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 02.12.15 Bangor - Changing Landscapes for the Third Sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A WISERD Civil Society organised seminar looking at a study called Changing Landscapes for the Third Sector. It considered how third sector organisations have adapted and developed in response to a rapidly changing economic context in a broader context of diminishing resources and an intensification of hardship and an individualisation of benefits for those who access third sector services. The presentation outlined the key findings on these pathways from secondary analysis that may be of most benefit and utility to the third sector as they face continuing challenges.

Debate and questions ensued.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 04.08.16 - Eisteddfod: sciSCREEN - Patagonia - Abergavenny 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact sciSCREEN engages audiences in research through cinema. This screening was followed by a panel discussion of five (Welsh) speakers who related their work to the topic/s covered in the film. Dr Mirain Rhys, Research Associate at WISERD was on the panel discussing Welsh as a second language and referring to WISERD projects looking at language, culture and identity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/eisteddfod-sciscreen-patagonia
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 04.10.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - How we talk about impact: reconceptualising the rise of impact as a phenomenon in social policy - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Dr Sioned Pearce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 05.02.2015 - WISERD Civil Society Launch, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An event was held to officially launch the WISERD Civil Society project to showcase the projects goals and to emphasise the importance of close working between academic researchers and the voluntary sector in planning, undertaking and disseminating research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2015/02/12/wiserds-civil-society-research-centre-reflections-on-th...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 05.11.15 Aberystwyth - A Rite of Passage? National Citizen Service and the Geographies of Youth Citizenship 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A WISERD Civil Society organised seminar which considered the 'making' of citizens through the politics, performances, and institutional geographies of National Citizen Service (NCS), a government funded voluntary scheme for 16 and 17 year olds that aims to "build skills for work and life" currently running in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The seminar examined the framing of the individual 'good' young citizen alongside wider attempts to label young volunteers as a generation of citizens embedded within civil society.

Followed by questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 07.07.15 - Making Devolution Work: CRESC/Manchester Business School Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked discussion with Public Health Practitioners, GPs, Local Authority Policy Leads on implications of devolution in north of England for ways of addressing health inequalities.

Shared further information on the patterning of health inequalities in a devolved Wales with colleagues in North of England
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cresc.ac.uk/medialibrary/events/Programme%20Timetable%2007.07.15.pdf
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 07.07.16 - Cardiff - Julian Tudor Hart Annual Lecture - A better Politics: How Government can make us happier and healthier 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Academic and author Professor Danny Dorling visited Cardiff University to deliver a public lecture exploring the ways in which our governments can make us happier and healthier. The lecture was part of the Annual Julian Tudor Hart Lecture series, now in its tenth year, organised by Public Health Wales, Cardiff University School of Social Science and WISERD. Professor Ian Rees Jones - gave the response to the lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://twitter.com/hashtag/tudorhart10?f=tweets
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 08.11.16 - Cardiff - ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016 - Using the WISERD DataPortal to map civil society data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Facilitated by WISERD Academic Dr. Scott Orford. Representatives from the voluntary sector and civil society organisations came together with policy makers and researchers in a workshop exploring WISERD's DataPortal. This free online tool allows users to search, discover, map and download socio-economic data. The event demonstrated the WISERD DataPortal and showed how researchers can use the programme to map their own data on the DataPortal and overlay it on other map layers, in order to compare their data with research data such as census data, and electoral data. A Q&A session at the end of the workshop allowed participants to provide feedback and suggestions for further improvement. Those who weren't able to attend the workshop watched a live webcast on the WISERD website and took part in a Q&A session on Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/news/latest-news/esrc-festival-social-science-2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 08.12.15 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Trade union learning activity: Resource or Distraction? - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Dr Katy Huxley, Administrative Data Research Centre Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 09.02.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Civil society and health inequalities - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD Director Professor Ian Rees Jones.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 09.02.2015 - Book Launch - Good Times, Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The book launch was organised by the Bevan Foundation and WISERD with Professor John Hills presenting the key findings of his book 'Good Times, Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/event/good-times-bad-times-welfare-myth-them-and-us/?eID=158...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 11.06.15 - Experiments and Realism, A debate - Cardiff University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In recent years there has been an increase in the use of experimental method in UK social research, particularly in the evaluation of health and education interventions. Dr Adam Fletcher, Deputy Director of DECIPHer, is an exponent of experimental method, but will argue that experiments can be compatible with a realist approach. Professor David Byrne, of Durham University, has conducted both quantitative and qualitative policy related research for 40 years. He too favours a realist approach, but will argue that experimental method is compatible with realism under only very limited circumstances.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 11.11.2015 - ESRC Festival of Social Science 2015 - WISERD Data Portal demonstration & live webcast, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2015 we demonstrated the new version of the WISERD Data Portal (WDP) with the participation of an exemplar Civil Society organisation, focussing on how the Portal can be used by third sector organisations for Civil Society research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/event/esrc-festival-social-science-2015-wiserd-data-portal-i...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 12.02.2015 WISERD blog post entitled 'WISERD's Civil Society Research Centre: Reflections on the official launch' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog post was intended to raise awareness of the launch of the WISERD Civil Society research centre. Good engagement on social media giving it a wider reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2015/02/12/wiserds-civil-society-research-centre-reflections-on-th...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 12.04.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - The massification of Higher Education and the civic advantage of university graduates - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Dr Stuart Fox.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 12.05.16 - Cardiff - WISERD Civil Society Seminar - Social Innovation in Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This seminar explored the role of "social innovators" in Italy. Drawing on a qualitative research design using respondent-driven sampling (including network analysis) it gives rich insights into the connections between the not-for-profit sector and for-profit sectors.
This seminar was presented by Prof Filippo Barbara, University of Turin and chaired by Prof Paul Chaney, Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/social-innovation-italy/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 13.07-14.07.2016 Swansea - WISERD Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WISERD's annual social science conference. Organised to bring together practitioners, policy makers and social scientists to disseminate and discuss the latest research findings and current issues. Over 200 hundred attended across the 2 days' programme of events, including workshops, seminars, keynotes.
The main areas of impact were requests and plans regarding future collaboration, requests for information and changes in views and opinions.

Keynotes were given by 4 eminent speakers: Otton Solis, Founder, President and three times presidential candidate of the Citizens's Action Party, Costa Rica: Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics, University of Warwick: Mike Hout, Professor of Sociology, New York University and: David Grusky, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University.

Papers, seminars, panel discussions and workshops presented by WISERD academics at this conference were:
David Dallimore, Bangor University - Capabilities, capitals and childcare: Complex decision making in public services. Rhys Davies, Cardiff University and Alex Bryson, UCL - What do unions do in Wales? The case of job satisfaction. Katy Huxley, Cardiff University- Trade Union learning activity in Wales: Institutional revitalisation and the case for social partnership. Helen Blakely, Cardiff University- Collective understandings of the labour movement: Spill-over' effects, community memory and the miners' strike. Steve Davies, Cardiff University - Devolution, state and civil society. Nigel O'Leary, David Blackaby and Prshant Gupta, Swansea University - The effects of anticipation and adaption to life events on subjective well-being across UK regions. Alexandra Hillman and Alexandra Schussler, Cardiff University - Early or 'timely'diagnosis of dementias: Insights from an ethnography of the memory clinic. Wil Chivers, Cardiff University - Mapping resistance in the digital public sphere. David Dallimore, Robin Mann, Marta Eichstellar and Howard Davis, Bangor University - Civil society participation in place and over time; Links between economic change and civil society; Religion and civil society; Culture, language and generational change; Volunteering, activism, mobilisation and the Third Sector. Martin O'Neill, Cardiff University - Using history, culture and heritage for social and economic regeneration. Paul Chaney, Cardiff University - Civil society, ' Traditional values' and LGBT resistance to heteronormative rights hegemony: Analysis of the UN universal periodic review in the Russian Federation. Dan Evans, Sally Power, Mirain Rhys, Kevin Smith and Chris Taylor, Cardiff University - Wales: what do young people think of it? Ceryn Evans and Stuart Fox, Cardiff University - Higher education and civil society: An exploration of graduates' engagement in civil society. Michael Woods, Aberystwyth University - Local civil society in an age of connectivity: some conceptual and contextual considerations. Laura Jones, Jesse Heley and Michael Woods, Aberystwyth University - Unravelling the global wool assemblage. Sally Power, Dan Evans, Mirain Rhys, Kevin Smith and Chris Taylor - Children, charities and schools. Stephen Drinkwater, University of Roehampton - Variations in civic participation amongst migrant groups across the UK. Kevin Smith and Mirain Rhys, Cardiff University - The Pupils' Debate: How do pupils in Wales feel about learning and speaking Welsh. Sally Power and Chris Taylor, Cardiff University - Education research and teacher education in Wales. Luke Cowie, Cardiff University - A mixed economy of social care provision: Barriers and facilitators to social enterprises in Wales. Sioned Pearce, Cardiff University - People, place and devolution: bounded notions of politics for 14-17 year olds living in Wales. Sioned Pearce, Cardiff University - A sociological study of impact as a concept in academic research on civil society. Stuart Fox, Cardiff University - Blogging as a research output. Kate Moles, Cardiff University - Public engagement for whom?: Thoughts from and reflections on two 'public engagement' projects. Melanie Jones, Cardiff University - Disability onset, disabliity exit, and welfare benefit receipt: A difference-in-difference propensity score matching approach. James Healy, Swansea University - Pay discrimination in the UK's public and private sectors: Sexual orientation. Alex Plows, Bangor University - 'Mind the gap': a narrative account of anticipatory stakeholder responses to redundancy at Wylfa nuclear power plant, Anglesey. David Beel and Martin Jones, University of Sheffield, and Ian Rees Jones, Cardiff University - 'Elite city-deals? Welsh city regions and the positioning of civil society actors'. Elin Royles and Huw Lewis, Aberystwyth University - Recognising social transformation in language revitalisation? Evaluating the language policy and planning frameworks of sub-state governments in Wales and Scotland. Rhys Jones, Hywel Griffiths and Peter Merriman, Aberystwyth University - Beyond banal nationalism: language and the automatic production of national space. Mirain Rhys, Cardiff University - Language use and attitudes in a minority language community: The case of Wales.

Further information about the programme can be found at https://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/annual-conference-2016/programme/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/annual-conference-2016/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 14.09.16 - Conference (Wales Labour Market Summit II) - Comparing Policy Interventions to Challenge 'Business as Usual' at Bangor University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the Wales Labour Market Summit II (joint with Professor Karel Williams CRESC) on private equity involvement in social care provision and options for funding and organisation of social care involving social enteprises and co-operatives. Representatives from small and medium sized enterprises and government planning attending.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/files/9614/8051/9040/WLMSII_English_SP.pdf
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 14.12.15 - The Julian Tudor Hart Annual Lecture Series: 'DIY welfare or silver bullet: The place of community in UK health policy in the 21st century 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual Lecture sponsored by WISERD in association with Public Health Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://twitter.com/hashtag/tudorhart9?f=tweets
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 15.12.16 - Cardiff - Wales Housing Research Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Wales Housing Research Conference was co-hosted by Shelter Cymru, Welsh Government and the WISERD Wales Housing Research Network
Delegates were invited to attend a variety of sessions, with themes including housing policy and devolution, health and wellbeing, the Welsh homelessness service, vulnerable
groups, and the private rented sector. The diversity of topics highlighted how significantly the study of housing crosses over into other areas of research.

WISERD Director Prof Ian Rees Jones chaired the event

Shelter Cymru launched their Welsh homelessness legislation report, 'Reasonable Steps: Experiences of Homelessness Services Under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014'. Peer Researcher, Mr Alex Osmond, shared his own experiences of homelessness services, as well as his findings on those of other service users.

Guest plenary speaker Professor Kenneth Gibb, University of Glasgow, provided an insight into housing policy in a devolved Scotland and raised the question of whether they are experiencing constrained autonomy or opportunity.

Mr Steffan Evans, PHD student, Cardiff University, shared his findings on how social housing regulation differs between Wales and England.

Dr Jennifer Hoolachan, Cardiff University talked about 'The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016' and its implications for private renters. As part of this discussion, she raised the important distinction between 'home' and 'housing', emphasising that these are not the same thing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/news/latest-news/wales-housing-research-conference-2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 16.06.15 - Measuring Wellbeing Workshop: A collaborative event involving colleagues from WISERD, University of South Wales (USW), Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Welsh Government. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of talks by experts Chaired by Professor Jones leading discussion among pracitioners, academics and policy makers on issues of measurement and the new policy framework

Feedback from practitioners and policy makers was positive - raising capacity, informing thinking about policy in Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/event/measuring-well-being-conceptualisation-operationalisation/...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 17.05.16 Aberystwyth - WISERD Civil Society Seminar - The Power of Language The Language of Power 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This seminar considers why do some languages become powerful, and others not? They say that 'knowledge is power' is it the case, then, that access to 'big' languages is empowering? And what of 'small' or threatened languages: can their speakers be 'empowered', particularly in a global context where the scope and penetration of English is ever-growing?

This seminar was presented by Professor John Edwards of St Francis Xavier University, Canada
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-civil-society-seminar-power-language-langu...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 17.11.15 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Politics, devolution and the voters of tomorrow: attitudes to politics among to 16 to 17 year olds in Wales and England - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Sioned Pearce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 18.02.16 Cardiff - Religious continuity and discontinuity in three generation families: Are grandparents important agents of transmission? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A WISERD Civil Society organised seminar examining the strength with which religious attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours are passed down to younger generations within three-generation lineages, as well as the family conditions that facilitate or inhibit religious continuity.

This seminar was chaired by WISERD Civil Society academic Prof Paul Chaney.

Discussion and questions followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 18.05.16 - 19.05.16 Radical Social Innovation, Cardiff International Colloquium - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an international colloquium organised in association with Ewald Engelen from the University of Amsterdam and Angelo Salento from the University of Salento together with Julie Froud and Karel Williams from CRESC and the Manchester Business School and Kevin Morgan from Cardiff University. drawing in academic speakers from USA, Europe and Australia as well as speakers from the third sector and attendance from policy makers and civil servants. The colloquium has led to a second event to be held at Queen Mary London in 2017 and a planned edited book on the foundational economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2016/05/24/a-radical-agenda-for-social-innovation/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 18.09.15 - Welsh Labour Market Summit: debating interventions to match skills and jobs, Bangor University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This summit mainly discussed existing and possible future labour market interventions in response to large-scale job losses across traditional industries (deindustrialization) in Wales, with a particular focus on the North West Wales labour market.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/event/welsh-labour-market-summit-debating-interventions-matc...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 19.04.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Where does the money go? The financialised chains and the crisis in social care - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD Director Professor Ian Rees Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 19.07.16 - Cardiff - Creative, Visual and Participatory Methods: Data Production, Analysis and Dissemination 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Engagement Seminar on Visual Data Analysis by Dr Dawn Mannay - Jointly hosted by WISERD Civil Society and the Social Research Association. The seminar concluded with thoughtful observations on ethical tensions and fieldwork practicalities associated with the use of visual methodseading to knowledge exchange/ requests for further information from a diverse audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/news/latest-news/new-research-explores-creative-visual-and-participatory-met...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 19.07.16 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Parliamentary Scrutiny and the Representation of Women and Disabled People: Exploring the Role of 'Critical Actors' in Legislative Settings - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Professor Paul Chaney.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 20.04.16 - Reflections on Wales and Europe - Aberystwyth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Institute of Welsh Politics Annual Lecture, organised in collaboration with WISERD, was held on Wednesday evening, 20th April 2016, at 7.00pm in the Department of International Politics Aberystwyth. The lecture entitled 'Reflections on Wales and Europe' was presented by Dr Hywel Ceri Jones.

Dr Hywel Ceri Jones discussed the relationship between Wales and Europe, and shared a few of his personal reflections on how this relationship has developed over the last few decades and what the future holds for Wales and the UK within Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 20.10.15 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Apathy, alienation and British millennials: testing the conventional wisdom - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Dr Stuart Fox.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 2015/16 - WISERD News; Jan 2015, June 2015, Oct 2015, Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A printed and on-line News Magazine circulated to an audience of 900+ it features the latest updates on research projects, research activity, events, innovative programmes and collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/index.php/search-results/?search_paths%5B%5D=&query=Wiserd+news&submit=Search
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 21.09.16 - Cardiff - WISERD-Open University: Doing A Research Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This interactive one day workshop aimed at third sector researchers explored how to conduct a research interview, from setting up the interview to recording and writing up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-open-university-doing-research-interview-on...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 23.05.16 - Bangor - The Welsh Language and the Workplace 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A one-day conference sponsored by WISERD's Language, Culture and Identity Thematic Group.

The keynote speaker was Professor John Edwards of St Francis Xavier University, Canada
Papers and presentations addressed the role and place of the Welsh language within the workplace (broadly defined). That role has become a source of political, policy and public concern over recent years. The aim of the conference was to bring together academics from different disciplines, along with policy-makers, practitioners and employers in order to discuss the relationship between the Welsh language and the world of work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/welsh-language-and-workplace
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 24.01.16 - Welsh Retail and Leisure Summit - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WISERD and The Local Data Company have published a report that looks at the general health and emerging trends in retail across Welsh towns and cities in 2016. This event
discussed retail scale, vacancy, occupancy and make-up of Welsh towns and cities, latest analysis of vacancy rates and long term occupancy trends across Wales and gave delegates the chance to participate in the conversation.

The latest report by the Wales Institute of Economic and Social Research Data and Methods (WISERD) and LDC looks at the general health and emerging trends in retail across Welsh towns and cities in 2016. The report is presented in three sections focusing in turn on retail premises (and associated leisure sector), retail vacancy and retail structure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blog.localdatacompany.com/infograhic-retailing-in-wales-towns-and-cities-in-2016
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 24.02.16 - Children in the city: a cross national discussion of child friendly cities, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was a combined event with the University of Bristol hosted by Cardiff University School of Social Sciences (WISERD, CASCADE and CISHeW) and a visiting academic from Malm? University in Sweden.

The aim of the event is to share experiences and discuss possible collaborations between the three universities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/event/children-city-cross-national-discussion-child-friendly...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 24.09.15 - WISERD-Open University Research Training Workshop for People in the Voluntary Sector, Open University, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This event is aimed at those in the voluntary sector with an interest in either using or doing research. It is aimed particularly at those who may have an idea for research based around their client groups but are not experienced in either questionnaire design or interviewing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/event/wiserd-open-university-research-training-workshop-peop...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 25.01.17 - Brexit and Wales - The Key Questions - Aberystwyth 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society (CWPS) was launched at Aberystwyth University. This new interdisciplinary research centre aims to develop an understanding of contemporary politics and society in Wales, and contribute to the public and policy debates on a range of issues. The event was chaired by WISERD academic Professor Rhys Jones and focused on some of the key issues surrounding contemporary Welsh politics and society in the context of Brexit with short presentations on the implications of Brexit for Rural Wales by WISERD academics Professor Michael Woods, for European Migrants in Wales by Dr Rhys Dafydd Jones, and for the Welsh Language and Culture by and Dr Elin Royles and Dr Huw Lewis from Aberystwyth University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/brexit-and-wales-key-questions
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 26.02.2016 - The Evolution of Social Enterprises: Investigating How to Encourage Further Interdependencies Between Government, Commerce and Society, Univeristy of South Wales, Pontypridd 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The event objectives were to improve our understanding of the interdependencies of the government, commerce and civil society, specifically in order to identify the tensions and challenges that social enterprises face in South Wales.
Identify the practical issues that beset social enterprises in attempting to self-reliant, sustainable service providers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/event/evolution-social-enterprises-investigating-how-encoura...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 26.10.16 - Book Launch - Our Changing Land: Dr Dawn Mannay - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WISERD Professor Paul Chaney presented findings from "Territoriality & Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision" - a project that is part of the WISERD Civil Society Programme. These have been published in a chapter ('Women and Policy-Making: Devolution, Civil Society and Political Representation') - in a new edited collection by Dr Dawn Mannay (Cardiff University School of Social Sciences) entitled: "Our Changing Land: Revisiting Gender, Class and Identity in Contemporary Wales" (2016, Cardiff, University of Wales Press, ISBN 978-1-78316-884-2). Attendees expressed excitement and looked forward to significant change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/news/latest-news/wiserd-research-presented-launch-new-book-our-changing-land...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 27.01.2016 - Welsh Retail Summit, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The inaugural Welsh Retail Summit was set up to consider the retail scale, make-up and variability of Welsh towns and cities, while also considering the significance of retail vacancy rates. In addition to releasing a report produced by WISERD at Cardiff University and the Local Data Company the event hosted a panel discussion and presentations from various stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/event/first-welsh-retail-summit/?eID=1676#sthash.FrQ7htXY.dp...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 27.10.15 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Researching surveillance and digital society - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Dr Wil Chivers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 28.01.16 Cardiff - Mediating civil society: is Wales getting the media services it deserves? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A WISERD Civil Society organised seminar sharing the findings of the Wales Media Audit Report (2015), produced by the Institute for Welsh Affairs with support from WISERD. The major changes to the media landscape in Wales were evidenced and some of the consequences they have for civil society, for communities and for the sustainability of Welsh creative industries were charted.

This seminar was chaired by WISERD Civil Society academic Prof Paul Chaney.

Discussion and questions followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 30.06-02.07.2015 Cardiff - WISERD Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WISERD's annual social science conference. Organised to bring together practitioners, policy makers and social scientists to disseminate and discuss the latest research findings and current issues. Over 200 hundred attended across the 3 days' programme of events, including workshops, seminars, keynotes.

The main areas of impact were requests and plans regarding future collaboration, requests for information and changes in views and opinions.

Seminars, presentations and workshops given by WISERD Civil Society academics:

Prof Paul Chaney - Comparative Analysis of State and Civil Society Discourse on the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Africa and Asia - Chaired by Martin Jones
Ian Stafford/Alistair Cole - Exploring the role of transparency and trust within the context of Multi-Level Governance
David Beel/Martin Jones - Regulation, Governance and Agglomeration: Missing links in City/Region research
Martijn Hoggerbrugge/Ian Rees Jones/Martin Hyde - The Impact of Trust, Democracy and Inequality on Late Life Volunteering in Europe
Ceryn Evans - Excellence verses equity in admissions to higher education institutions in Wales.
Catherine Robinson - Measuring the 'success' of social enterprises in the UK
Mike Woods/Jesse Heley - Wales's hidden global economy: uncovering the transnational networks of small town SMEs
Sioned Pearce/Sally Power - What future for the Welsh Language in Wales?
Howard Davis/Robin Mann/Sara Wheeler - Civil society in Wales: a critical interpretive synthesis (CIS)
Paul Chaney - Our Changing Land: Revisiting Gender, Class, Identity, Work and Public and Private Life in Contemporary Wales
Gary Higgs - Assessing the health impacts of adults' participation in sports in Wales: investigating the mediating role of accessibility to sports facilities
Sioned Pearce/Sally Power - Inequalities in education in secondary schools across Wales.
Phil Murphy/David Blackaby - Well-being and job satisfaction in the United Kingdom: the mood of the Public and Private Sector.
Melanie Jones - Disability and Disability related Employment Gaps in the UK 1998-2012: Different Trends in Different Surveys.
Chris Taylor - Evaluating the impact of early years educational reform in Wales using the UK Millennium Cohort Study.
Ian Stafford - Is devolution delivering policy success or failure? The case of secondary education in Wales.
Rhys Davies - The Effect of European Funded Labour Market Programmes on Enhancing Employment in Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/annual-conference-2015/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones April 2016.- Civil Society and health inequalities, Plenary, BSA Annual Conference, Aston 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk discussed how the specific form of interaction between the state, markets and civil society appears to influence levels of health and wellbeing and presented findings from recent collaborative research between WISERD and CRESC on the role of private equity in social care as a potential mechanism leading to increasing inequality. The talk stimulated a lively debate among the audience on the concept of civil society and critiques of market mechanisms in social care provision in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/11443/AC2016_Final_Prog.pdf
 
Description Prof Ian Jones July 2015 - WISERD Annual Conference 2015 Twitter activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of conference activity through WISERD Twitter account @WISERDNews via the hashtag #WISERD2015. Trended on Twitter during various periods through the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://twitter.com/wiserdnews
 
Description Prof Ian Jones July 2016 - WISERD Annual Conference 2016 Twitter activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of conference activity through WISERD Twitter account @WISERDNews via the hashtag #WISERD2016. Trended on Twitter during various periods through the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://twitter.com/wiserdnews
 
Description Prof Ian jones 15.12.15 - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar - Evaluation of the Pupil Deprivation Grant in Wales - Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Chris Taylor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones (WP 3.5) 20.10.2015 WISERD blog post entitled 'Has The Disability Employment Gap Really Declined?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog post was intended to raise awareness of WISERD's work as a research centre. Good engagement on social media giving it a wider reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2015/10/20/has-the-disability-employment-gap-really-declined/
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones (WP3.5) 27-28.07.15 - Presentation on The dynamic effect of disability on work and subjective well-being in Australia, Work Pensions and Labour Economics (WPEG) Conference, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation generated discussion and networking with policymakers at DWP.

Follow up conversations and email exchange with DWP policymakers interested in disability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/economics/events/wpeg/conference/2015
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones 19.11.2015 - Presentation Rehabilitation Conference, Irwin Mitchell 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on 'The experience of disabled employees during the great recession' (Melanie Jones)
Rehabilitation Conference, Rehabilitation - Can it be Achieved in the Community?, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, 19th November 2015.
Presentation to policy and practitioner audience, particularly in the area of occupational rehabilitation.


On-going relationships and requests for further information/expertise from injury at work solicitors. Agreed to disseminate future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.communitytherapy.org.uk/Rehabilitation%20-%20Can%20it%20be%20Achieved%20in%20the%20Commun...
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones 5.2016 Written Evidence to DWP Inquiry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Written evidence submitted to The Department for Work and Pensions inquiry into the Government's commitment to halve the "disability employment gap" with Ben Baumberg and Vicki Wass - See more at: http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2016/april/disability-employment-gap-inquiry-launched#sthash.546KAtqW.dpuf.

We have subsequently been asked to provide oral evidence to the committee (July 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committ...
 
Description Prof Michael Woods 2015 - Panel at Royal Welsh Show on the Care Sector in Rural Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel presentations stimulated audience discussion and follow-up contact after the event

N/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Mike Woods - 25.01.17 - Radio interview (BBC Radio Wales) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Expert interview as part of BBC Radio Good Morning Wales news programme coverage of Supreme Court Article 50 ruling, linked to public event on 'Brexit and Wales - the Key Questions' and drawing in part on WISERD/Civil Society research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney Nov 2015 - Meeting with Chief Executive, Wales Council for Voluntary Action, re. ongoing co-working / research collaboration between third sector & research programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting with Chief Executive, Wales Council for Voluntary Action, November 2015 re. ongoing co-working / research collaboration between third sector & research programme

Meeting with Ruth Marks, Chief Executive, Wales Council for Voluntary Action, November 2015 re. ongoing- co-working / research collaboration between third sector & research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney Nov 2015 - Meeting with Welsh Government Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, re. WISERD's research programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Welsh Government Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, November 2015 re. WISERD's research programme

Meeting with Lesley Griffiths AM, Welsh Government Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, November 2015 re. Wiserd's research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP 2.2) 21.05.2015 WISERD blog post entitled 'Party promises and voluntarism' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog post was intended to raise awareness of WISERD's work as a research centre. Good engagement on social media giving it a wider reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2015/05/21/party-promises-and-voluntarism/
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 16.12.2015 - Networking meeting with Co-Director of Women's Equality Network Wales at Third Sector Partnership Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Networking meeting with Co-Director of Women's Equality Network Wales at Third Sector Partnership Council - request for information on WISERD's research - outline plans for potential future co-working/collaboration

Networking meeting with Mair Rigby Third Secor Partnership Council- request for information on Wiserd's research - outline plans for potential future co-working/ collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 01.12.2015 - Meeting with WCVA Director of Programmes, Baltic House, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion/ agreement of future research collaboration

Request for further info on each parties' work, future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 02.02.2016 - Seminar presentation to Third Sector practitioners & Organised out of politics? Women, Civil Society and Legislative Representation & Hosted by Chwarae Teg/WEN. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar presentation to Third Sector practitioners "Organised out of politics? Women, Civil Society and Legislative Representation & Hosted by Chwarae Teg/ WEN - sparked discussion and raised awareness of Wiserd's Civil Society research programme.

Seminar presentation to Third Sector practitioners "Organised out of politics? Women, Civil Society and Legislative Representation" Hosted by Chwarae Teg/ WEN - the impact of this activity ws requests for further information and knowledge exchange. It sparked discussion and raised awareness of Wiserd's Civil Society research programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 02.02.2016 - Stakeholder engagement meeting - Director, Egino 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paul Chaney - Stakeholder engagement meeting - Director, Egino- 28.01.16. Purpose = discussion of possible future research collaboration. Outcome/ impact: information exchange, agreement to explore possible future co-working.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 03.08.2015 - Meeting with key research stakeholder/third sector partner - Wales Cooperative centre, Caerphilly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion of research developments in relation to WISERD's ESRC Civil Society Programme and co-working and collaboration them. The meeting facilitated presentations of information on current WISERD research and was a key knowledge exchange event.

Presentation of research aims / discussion of practical arrangements/ data gathering - talk sparked discussion/ questions/ information exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015