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.

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Ian Rees Jones (Principal Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1682-9134
Christopher Matthew Taylor (Co-Investigator)
Rhys Davies (Co-Investigator)
Philip Daniel Murphy (Co-Investigator)
Stephen Mark Davies (Co-Investigator)
Elin Royles (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1903
Gary Higgs (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2169-6671
Sally Anne Power (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3287-0003
Alison Jane Green (Co-Investigator)
Gareth Rees (Co-Investigator)
Catherine Robinson (Co-Investigator)
Paul Chaney (Co-Investigator)
Daniel Edward Wincott (Co-Investigator)
Lindsay Paterson (Co-Investigator)
David H Blackaby (Co-Investigator)
Rhys Alwyn Jones (Co-Investigator)
Kate Emily Moles (Co-Investigator)
Howard Henshall Davis (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9794-3325
Stephen James Drinkwater (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9973-8811
Mitchel Langford (Co-Investigator)
Robin Mann (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)
S Orford (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8517-4752
Martin Hyde (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9955-8121
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 Elin Royles WP2.3 Short video on Young people's views on Brexit a year after Brexit 
Description Young people filmed at the Urdd Youth Eisteddfod, Bridgend as part of the Young people and Brexit project associate with WP 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Collaboration with members of the Urdd, videos shared with the organisation and shown at the Young People and Brexit Conference, London 22.6.17 
URL http://cwps.aber.ac.uk/portfolio/barn-pobl-ifanc-am-brexit/
 
Title Dr Jean Jenkins - Project Banner/Poster 
Description Through collaboration with our partners, we created a poster/banner to define the OLR project. Using the digital image banners have been produced in India by our project partners and in UK. The banners are being used to provide an identity for project events being held in both countries. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The banner promotes the research and its intended outcomes to stakeholders in both India and UK and it provides the project with an easy to understand identity. 
 
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/
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce, June 2017 - Young People - Brexit Cymraeg: Thoughts from young people about the UK's EU Referendum - Welsh language with English subtitles 
Description Funded via an ESRC Brexit grant we have produced an eight minute film to engage young people in discussions about their ideas and feelings on the UK's EU Referendum. This is available on the WISERD website and it has been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use it in workshops on politics with young people. This video is in Welsh with English subtitles 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This video gives voice to the young people involved in the discussions. Its use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times it has been watched on the website will give an indication as to their use as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/young-people-brexit-cymraeg
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce, June 2017 - Young People - Forming Views: Thoughts from young people about the UK's EU Referendum 
Description Funded via an ESRC Brexit grant we have produced an eight minute film to engage young people in discussions about their ideas and feelings on the UK's EU Referendum. This is available on the WISERD website and it has been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use it in workshops on politics with young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This video gives voice to the young people involved in the discussions. Its use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times it has been watched on the website will give an indication as to their use as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/young-people-forming-views
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce, June 2017 - Young People - How did you vote in the Brexit referendum?: Thoughts from young people about the UK's EU Referendum 
Description Funded via an ESRC Brexit grant we have produced a two minute film to engage young people in discussions about their ideas and feelings on the UK's EU Referendum. This is available on the WISERD website and it has been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use it in workshops on politics with young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This video gives voice to the young people involved in the discussions. Its use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times it has been watched on the website will give an indication as to their use as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/young-people-how-did-you-vote-brexit-referendum
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce, June 2017 - Young People - Impact of Brexit: Thoughts from young people about the UK's EU Referendum 
Description Funded via an ESRC Brexit grant we have produced a seven minute film to engage young people in discussions about their ideas and feelings on the UK's EU Referendum. This is available on the WISERD website and it has been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use it in workshops on politics with young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This video gives voice to the young people involved in the discussions. Its use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times it has been watched on the website will give an indication as to their use as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/young-people-impact-brexit
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce, June 2017 - Young People - Intergenerational; Thoughts from young people about the UK's EU Referendum 
Description Funded via an ESRC Brexit grant we have produced a seven minute film to engage young people in discussions about their ideas and feelings on the UK's EU Referendum. This is available on the WISERD website and it has been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use it in workshops on politics with young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This video gives voice to the young people involved in the discussions. Its use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times it has been watched on the website will give an indication as to their use as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/young-people-intergenerational
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce, June 2017 - Young People - Votes at 16: Thoughts from young people about the UK's EU Referendum 
Description Funded via an ESRC Brexit grant we have produced a three minute film to engage young people in discussions about their ideas and feelings on the UK's EU Referendum. This is available on the WISERD website and it has been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use it in workshops on politics with young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This video gives voice to the young people involved in the discussions. Its use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times it has been watched on the website will give an indication as to their use as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/young-people-votes-16
 
Title Prof Michael Woods Aug 2018 - En Route Documentary 
Description Documentary film following young asylum seekers in two residential centres in rural Sardinia and civil society organizations managing the centres, made in collaboration with film-makers Gaetano Crivaro and Margherita Pisano (L'Ambulante) (51 minutes). The film has been screened at academic conferences and meetings, and at film festivals including MAV festival, Rome; Wales One World (WOW) Festival; and 10° Cinemigrante, Buenos Aries. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Screenings of the film have stimulated discussion of the 'refugee crisis' in the Mediterranean and informed public understanding of the issue. 
URL https://lambulante.org/en-route/
 
Description Overall, we have found that that the extent and nature of civil society engagement is highly uneven along a number of dimensions: i) locality and community; ii) institutions and forms of governance; iii) economic change; and, iv) across the life course.

Key findings from theme 1 show how diverse localities are shaping local civil society participation both over the long term and in response to catalysts such as the refugee crisis and Brexit; the importance of social media in facilitating connections among civil society groups that are both local and global; and how civil society actors may or may not be able to influence the development of city-regions. In particular, findings from in depth comparative ethnographies indicate that attachments and relationships to place continue to provide an important basis for local voluntary activity. These place-based attachments can act as both a resource and a barrier for the nurturing of an inclusive civil society.

Key findings from theme 2 reveal the key role played by inter-personal and institutional trust in 'mixed economy' modes of welfare delivery; how governance complexity is undermining transparency and citizen awareness; and issues of limited third sector capacity to deliver social care in rural areas. Comparative research within Europe, Africa and Asia has also shown there is a strong and growing demand for more diverse and effective forms of citizen and civil society engagement to increase levels of trust and engage an increasingly diverse, busy and complex urban population. We also show how schools and other institutions are key in supporting civic engagement.

Key findings from theme 3 highlight the important economic role played by social enterprises during austerity, make important contributions to methods of spatial analysis of social outcomes and have provided new insights into regional variations in trade union membership and how these impact on associational life. This theme has a particular concern for inequality and research has delivered important findings on public sector pay. In relation to trade union membership, we have explored reasons underpinning the underpinning the path dependence of regional variations in trade union membership. Finally, innovative spatial analysis has been used to reveal the uneven accessibility of public services, such as childcare provision, in Wales.

Key findings from theme 4 include how different intergenerational processes and life-course events promote and inhibit civic engagement and patterns of volunteering. We have found, that regular contact with grandparents is associated with what are described as pro-social behaviours. Research across three generations has shown the importance of the intergenerational transmission in determining dispositions that might be significance for civic and political engagement. Of particular importance is the participation of older people in civil society. Moreover, whether and how often an older person volunteered was found to depend on his or her concern and interest in nurturing and guiding future generations.

Finally, methodological developments and data integration work are led by the WISERD data portal (http://dataportal1-wiserd.cf.ac.uk/). This plays a key role in the research infrastructure for Wales and offers unique resource facilitating knowledge exchange about civil society to civil society.
Exploitation Route Findings from theme 1 have the potential to contribute to policy-making at local, Wales and UK scales. In particular there are three key contributions: a) informing strategies to encourage and support volunteering and community participation; b) informing policies and civil society actions to promote social inclusion and integration of international migrants; c) contributing to enhanced civic engagement in local and regional governance. The research on human rights under theme 2 is informing consultations with EHRC, the House of Commons, and the UN. Our development of network-based GIS modelling can be taken forward to identify regional variations in a range of public service provisions and has the capacity to indicate how to optimise the future configuration of facilities to address a wide range of performance goals. Research on pay differentials in theme 3 has influenced Welsh Government, ONS and UK Treasury thinking. Work from theme 4 offers the potential to understand the benefits and disbenefits of voluntary work throughout the life course, to see how policy can best support older people in reconciling competing demands of grandparenting and civic engagement, as well as illuminating the (unintended) consequences of school strategies to promote young people's civic engagement.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Retail

URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/research
 
Description The ESRC WISERD Civil Society programme has built on the strong foundations of WISERD's earlier ESRC investments to develop and consolidate impact-related activities designed to benefit various public, professional and policy communities at local, national and international levels. In the following section we draw out the impact 'highlights' of our research. Theme 1 The findings are significant for outside agencies engaged in delivering support and public services. Research teams in theme 1 have engaged with various stakeholders to support the dissemination and use of findings in a number of ways. Following their research on civic participation in two communities in north Wales, researchers have been asked by charity Local Trust to bring their experience of ethnographic, place-based research to explore patterns of local participation in Big Local project areas. Each Big Local area has been allocated £1m of Lottery funding to support people to make sustainable change in their community. Theme 1 researchers have also been consulted by the National Lottery Community Fund Wales (previously the Big Lottery Fund Wales) on the development of their Rural Programme. Research findings on civil society work with refugees and asylum seekers has been discussed with government and civil society stakeholders in Wales, with interest from the Home Office on drawing lessons for the Community Sponsorship Scheme. Research on European migrants' engagement with civil society has been shared with policy-makers and civil society groups and has been incorporated into a report on 'Rural Policy in Wales After Brexit' as part of a UK-wide series launched at the House of Lords. Research on the role of civil society in the UK's city region building agenda has contributed to government policy making through contribution to a Select Committee and a submission to the RSA's Inclusive Growth Commission. Theme 2 The research on human rights under Theme Two is shaping policy and practice through engagement with bodies like the Equality and Human Rights Commission, House of Commons, and United Nations policy consultations/ calls for evidence and has led to successful GCRF funding for a new research network exploring civil society human rights advocacy in India and Bangladesh. Work has been cited in wide range of policy reviews and consultations. We have placed strong emphasis on engagement with stakeholders with workshops and presentations to national and local voluntary organisations in Wales and beyond. An event for young people, practitioners and Welsh Assembly members led to the creation of a memorandum of understanding which was later presented to the Minister for Lifelong Learning. Our work on trust and transparency within the context of multi-level governance in Europe has led to debates about how to rebuild citizens' confidence in democracy. Internationally, our work on civil society and equality in emerging economies has opened up debates about the disparity between policy and practice and what can be done to address these inequalities. Findings from this aspect of our Programme have been disseminated to leading politicians and policy-makers - notably, at the colloquium on 'Les paradoxes confiance-transparence/Trust- Transparency Paradoxes' held at Sciences Po Lyon, 04.05.2018 Theme 3 Since its inception WISERD has undertaken path breaking work on labour markets and under the WISERD Civil Society Centre our research is making an important contribution to debates and policies addressing the growing labour market inequalities associated with globalisation and austerity. On the policy front, research on public sector pay has produced a range of key findings and is cited in a number of government reports. Strategies to protect the rights of workers with disabilities have also been developed as a result of our recent research and are being currently being fed into government policy and employer practice through the provision of evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee and All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability. In terms of civil society organisations, we are working closely with trade unions in order to improve industrial relations and workers' rights at global and local levels. This research should help focus trade unions both in terms of enhancing their capacity to exert influence over political-economic institutions and in terms of supporting their own membership more effectively. Our research has also informed a revision of official statistics related to trade union membership - this followed our raising questions about the way the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) produces statistics regarding the membership of trade unions within the UK and has led subsequent revisions of estimates of trade union presence. The GIS modelling of childcare provision has informed the choice of pilot areas that are now being used to trial a roll-out of the Welsh Governments 'flagship policy' regarding the free childcare offer. Theme 4 WISERD Civil Society research has enabled us to examine how different life-course events promote and inhibit civic engagement. These insights have been fed into a range of activities with policy makers and third sector organisations with the aim of addressing barriers to participation. In terms of civil society organisations, research on 'serious leisure and the 'grey economy' involves working with voluntary sector organisations, such as the Botanic Garden of Wales and the Royal British Legion in order to help them develop strategies to support volunteering for older citizens. Our work on young people's civic engagement and the counterproductive implications of 'compulsory' volunteering have been fed back to the Welsh Government. In addition, our analysis of the significance of intergenerational transmission for passing on 'civic virtues' will be used to advocate for schools to better utilise the capacity and contribution grandparents make on children in their own activities. Methods and Data Integration Pathbreaking GIS research on mapping accessibility to services has had considerable impact in policy terms and on methodological developments. A Research project looking at developing innovative methods of measuring accessibility to sports facilities in Wales using network-based GIS approaches has been undertaken with Sports Wales helping them with sports management and planning. We have leveraged in additional research funded by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) in relation to the Welsh Government's free childcare offer to provide a better understanding of the current availability of childcare services across Wales. Detailed spatial analysis of variations in childcare provision in Wales has highlighted those areas where there appears to be considerable under-provision of service and is helping the government deliver its manifesto commitment to develop free childcare placements for working parents. The Chief Social Research Officer (Welsh Government), has drawn on WISERD research examining implications of using alternative approaches to measuring accessibility within indices of deprivation. The WISERD DataPortal continues to have impact both by providing a unique data service to civil society organisations and through a secondment to the National Assembly that has developed a constituency mapper tool. Data are mapped for Wales' geographic areas, such as constituencies and regions. This interface offers staff within the Assembly, including those responsible for scrutinising Welsh Government policy, such as Assembly Members, Assembly Member Support Staff and the Research Service, a unique opportunity to see the spatial variation of a number of key indicators across Wales, providing a better understanding of areas where policy decisions may have the greatest impact. The WISERD data portal also has strong links with the new ESRC Housing Research Centre and through the CaCHE Data Navigator - a web-based software application which will enhance a researcher's ability to discover housing and housing-related data, - will facilitate the re-use and re-purposing of existing data.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Retail
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description 1. Influencing policy actors at the City Region: Senior Inclusion Officer of Sheffield CR Combined Authority (factual statement can be made available), email from Climate Change Group relating to growth and policy reduction recommendation being used to negotiate policies with Sheffield City Council around housing insulation and job creation), Presentation to Greater Manchester TUC, September 2016, Sheffield TUC, December 2016,
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://sheffieldtuc.co.uk/campaigns/new-research-devolution-disadvantage-sheffield-city-region
 
Description A talk or presentation to Voluntary sector practitioners (influencing practice) (WP2.2) - Prof Paul Chaney, 10.06.16, invited keynote speaker, Research in Practice Leaders Forum, Birmingham.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/wiserd-research-practice-leaders-forum
 
Description A talk or presentation to Voluntary sector practitioners (influencing practice) (WP2.2) Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 19.01.17 - Talwrn "Communities in a changing Wales" the third sector roundtable/ engagement event, January 19th Yr Hen Llyfrgell, The Hayes, Cardiff
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description A talk or presentation to Voluntary sector practitioners (influencing practice) (WP2.2) Roadshow; stand, meetings and academic presentations at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations - Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference on 7-8 September 2018 at the Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description A talk or presentation to Voluntary sector practitioners (influencing practice) (WP2.2) Roadshow; stand, meetings and academic presentations at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations - Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference on 8-9 September 2017 at the Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description A talk or presentation to Voluntary sector practitioners (influencing practice) - Prof Paul Chaney 8th & 9th September 2017 -Roadshow stand, meetings and academic presentations at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations - Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference on 8-9 September 2016 at the Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham (WP2.2)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description A talk or presentation to Voluntary sector practitioners (influencing practice) and policy-makers - Prof Paul Chaney - 27.06.17 Presentation of findings from the Civil Society Research Programme (Work-package 2.2 'Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision' at National Assembly for Wales Exchanging Ideas seminar
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description A talk or presentation to policy-makers (influencing policy and practice) - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Invited Presentation to National Assembly for Wales (Assembly Briefing Series) 23 February 2015 entitled: "Inclusiveness"? Exploring Civil Society Organisations' (CSOs') Policy Engagement with the NAfW 1999-2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description A talk or presentation to policy-makers (influencing practice) - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Invited Presentation to National Assembly for Wales (Assembly Briefing Series) 23 February 2015 entitled: "Inclusiveness"? Exploring Civil Society Organisations' (CSOs') Policy Engagement with the NAfW 1999-2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description Amy Sanders (PhD Student) (WP2.2 - Chaney et al) funded placement with Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review (Jan- Feb 2018) - Data-gathering and co-authorship of Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review of past engagement with the third sector and strategic plans for future engagement
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Amy Sanders (PhD Student) (WP2.2 - Chaney et al) funded placement with Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review (Jan- Feb 2018) - Data-gathering and co-authorship of Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review of past engagement with the third sector and strategic plans for future engagement 1. Planned and facilitated the meeting of the Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC) members: This aimed to review the last 20 years and make plans for third sector engagement in the next 20 years on behalf of WCVA 2. Report on the Key Findings from the Event for WCVA: This included the following key proposals put forward by TSPC members: a. Maturing the engagement mechanisms: Have less time-consuming engagement structures that achieve an impact and are an effective use of resources b. Digital engagement: Use digital engagement tools to maximise accessibility & reduce resources c. Valuing the partnership: Reinforced sense of partnership between Third Sector and Welsh Government d. Ensuring impact: Consistent monitoring and evaluation of the Third Sector - government partnership using actionable outcomes to ensure our objectives are being achieved e. Preventing disillusionment in the partnership: Partnership is re-energised through closer joint-working f. Evidencing the value of the Third Sector: Ensure the Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers understand the full value of the Third Sector in Wales g. Connecting Welsh Government to people and communities: Third Sector act as conduit for Ministers & Cabinet Secretaries to meet community groups and feel connected to the people of Wales h. Engagement in policy development: The Third Sector involved at every step i. Information exchange: Welsh Government access information more from the Third Sector to inform Cabinet Secretaries, Ministers and officials, as well as providing information about Welsh Government j. Achieving Scrutiny: The Third Sector acts more as a critical friend to Welsh Government, holding it to account and ensuring problems are being addressed k. Communication between Third Sector organisations: Use the networks more to keep Third Sector organisations informed of the partnership l. How to widen engagement of the Third Sector organisations: Use the networks to engage more Third Sector organisations within the engagement mechanisms
 
Description Amy Sanders (PhD Student) (WP2.2 - Chaney et al) funded placement with Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review (Jan- Feb 2018) - Data-gathering and co-authorship of Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review of the Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Amy Sanders (PhD Student) (WP2.2 - Chaney et al) funded placement with Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review (Jan- Feb 2018) - Data-gathering and co-authorship of Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review of the Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC). Activities included: Meet & interview all key WCVA staff that coordinate the TSPC and the Cabinet Secretary Meetings. Purpose: to produce a report for the WCVA Senior Management Team; and Report on the Key Findings of the WCVA staff review.
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP 2.2) 12.9.18 - Workshop 'Conceptualising Social Value and implications for commissioning practice' at National Social Care Conference (Wales)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Delegates were presented with an original framework for understanding social value based on research findings. The workshop invited participants to reflect on, the implications of this framing for commissioning practice. The impact of this will be an enhanced understanding of different conceptions of social value leading to more targeted and relevant service commissioning practice by officers of local authorities and health boards.
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) - Consultation Response - Welsh Government 'Review of Strategic Partnerships launched'
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) - Welsh Government Consultation on Revised Part 9 Guidance Social Services and Well being (Wales) Act
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) 1.12.17 Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) 11.12.17 Briefng document presented to the Welsh Government Minister for Children and Social Care
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/delivering-transformation-wales-social-services-and-well-being-wal...
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) 16.11.17 Civil Society Futures
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Dr Elin Royles (WP2.3) - Presentation to the Assembly Panel on Electoral Reform: Report of the Assembly Panel on Electoral Reform 'A Parliament that Works for Wales' (2017). Gave a presentation to the Panel at their first formal meeting on 14.2.17, informed by the WP on young people's views on political engagement and participation.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.assembly.wales/NAfW%20Documents/About%20the%20Assembly%20section%20documents/Expert%20Pan...
 
Description Dr Elin Royles (WP2.3) - Written Submission to the National Assembly for Wales Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform drawing on WP research, submission reference EP25 Report of the Assembly Panel on Electoral Reform 'A Parliament that Works for Wales' (2017) http://www.assembly.wales/NAfW%20Documents/About%20the%20Assembly%20section%20documents/Expert%20Panel%20on%20Assembly%20Electoral%20Reform/A%20Parliament%20that%20Works%20for%20Wales.pdf Evidence listed here: Drawing on our research, the submission made 3 recommendations: i) reducing the voting age to 16; ii) revising and formalising democracy education and consideration of the life curriculum within statutory education; iii) increasing the capacity of voluntary and third sector organisations working with young people and youth work to enable them to promote democracy education.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.assembly.wales/NAfW%20Documents/About%20the%20Assembly%20section%20documents/Expert%20Pan...
 
Description Dr Jean Jenkins (WP3.3), 14.04.18, Wales TUC Representatives ' Training - Train the Trainer, Usk
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Invited speaker at the Wales TUC Representatives' Training: Train the Trainer event in Usk on 14.04.18. Impact is slow to be seen in this area as changes take time and are incremental - the main outcomes are knowledge sharing and building process to raise awareness of employment issues.
 
Description Dr Jean Jenkins (WP3.3), 22.03.18 - Wales TUC Representatives' Training: Employment Rights - The Global Perspective, Llandudno
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Invited speaker to the Wale TUC Representatives' Training on Employment Rights in Llandudno on 22.03.18. Impact is slow to be seen in this area as changes take time and are incremental - the main outcomes are knowledge sharing and building process to raise awareness of employment issues.
 
Description Dr Jean Jenkins - Fieldworker Training
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Organised meetings of our partner's fieldworkers are currently taking place every Wednesday to train them in the use of technology to support systematic record keeping. The data being collected will be used to meet the objectives of the project as well as the objectives of our partner organisation. This is a somewhat new development, bringing campaigners together on a regular and more formal basis. Such meetings will feed in to capacity building at the grass roots and the techniques and methods being acquired by the fieldworkers will aid them with their work once the project has come to an end.
 
Description Dr Jean Jenkins - Nov/Dec 2019, Fieldworker Training in the use of Street Theatre and Music as a Means of Communication, Bangalore
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The use of music and theatre is intended as a quick and effective medium of communication for workers with limited educational background thus enabling greater engagement.
 
Description Dr Robin Mann (WP1.1), June 2017 - Meeting with Wrexham Council Care Services
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Using our research findings in implementation of local community agent strategy, June 2017
 
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 Sioned Pearce, May 2017 - Requested presentation on Communities First for Welsh Government Civil Servants
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Dr Sophie Yarker (WP4.3) - Presentations at WCVA Gofod3 events in Cardiff 2017 and 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact These presentations contributed to shaping the discussion around how to engage older people in civil society organsiations.
 
Description Dr Start Fox - Member of Task and Finish Group of Welsh Government to develop new Volunteering Funding Model for Wales
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox - Member of Data Quality & Assurance Group for charity Step up to Serve
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Dr Taulant Guma (WP1.3), Dec 2017 - Informing practice of Home Office's engagement with migrant organisations
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Following a knowledge-exchange event held with the Wales' Home Office policy team in December 2107, we were contacted by the latter to help with the distribution of government information to EU migrants living in Wales. This included passing on information to various migrant organisations asking them to get in touch and register with the Home Office in order to keep up to date with the ongoing development in the context of Brexit negotiations. As well as offering a more effective way of providing information to migrants especially at a critical time (ie during Brexit negotiations), this also led to Home Office being more aware of the wide and diverse range of organisations that existed in Wales.
 
Description MSc in Geographical Information Systems
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description On Friday 21 September 2018, WISERD Co-Director Professor Paul Chaney gave a keynote address at H.M. Treasury, Government Economic Service and Government Social Research Annual Conference in Aldersgate, London. The conference theme was 'Better Analysis through Diversity of Thought, Place and People'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact On Friday 21 September 2018, WISERD Co-Director Professor Paul Chaney gave a keynote address at H.M. Treasury, Government Economic Service and Government Social Research Annual Conference in Aldersgate, London. The conference theme was 'Better Analysis through Diversity of Thought, Place and People'. 400 delegates from the British civil service attended the conference. The presentation argued for diversity in public decision-making and drew upon Wiserd research to make this case. The presentation prompted questions, discussion and requests for further information and was videoed by HM Treasury.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/wiserd-keynote-address-hm-treasury-government-economic-service-and-governm...
 
Description Participation in a workshop or similar - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 02.02.2016 -presentation to Third Sector practitioners; Organised out of politics? Women, Civil Society and Legislative Representation; Hosted by Chwarae Teg/Women's Equality Network.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description Philippa Davies (PhD Student) (WP2.2 Chaney et al) three-month funded student placement with Women in Sport (WiS) a leading London-based third sector organisation. Activities included data-gathering and writing for current research projects - including completing literature reviews and succinct briefings on selected projects - such as Women in Sport's "Beyond 30% - Female Leadership in Sport".
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Philippa Davies (PhD Student) (WP2.2 Chaney et al) three-month funded student placement with Women in Sport (WiS) a leading London-based third sector organisation. Activities included data-gathering and writing for current research projects - including completing literature reviews and succinct briefings on selected projects - such as Women in Sport's "Beyond 30% - Female Leadership in Sport". Other work included contributing to projects on examining the impact of gender stereotypes on girls' participation in sport to the representation gap between sportswomen and men in the media.
 
Description Presentation of research evidence to government review - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 26.06.2015 - Evidence Symposium, invited speaker presentation to Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies (CALRE) hosted by the Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Shaped government thinking - Presentation of research evidence to government review - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 26.06.2015 - Evidence Symposium, invited speaker presentation to Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies (CALRE) hosted by the Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales
URL http://slideplayer.com/slide/8613354/
 
Description Presentation/ consultation response to policy-makers - Prof Paul Chaney - 11.05.16 - (WP2.2) Written policy consultation response on the Welsh Government's National Survey, Cardiff
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - Reference in Welsh Government annual remit letter 2018/19 to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.hefcw.ac.uk/documents/about_he_in_wales/WG_priorities_and_policies/2018-19%20Remit%20Let...
 
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 David Blackaby - Public sector pay differentials, further policy influence building on a programme of research from WISERD Phase 1
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Influencing six Pay Review Bodies responsible for making recommendation on pay to the Government covering around 2.5 million or 45% of public sector employees - a pay bill of around £100billion per annum.
 
Description Prof Gareth Rees (WP2.1) - Evidence to the Diamond Review on Part-time HE in Wales
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://gov.wales/topics/educationandskills/highereducation/review-of-he-funding-and-student-finance-...
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP 3.2), Citation in Welsh Government Consultation: Proposed indicators for the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://beta.gov.wales/proposed-indicators-welsh-index-multiple-deprivation-2019
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2) - Evaluating Accessibility to Sporting Facilities in Wales
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Research funded by Sport Wales (under the Illuminate scheme) to create a bespoke Add-In tools for ESRI's ArcGISTM Desktop software that enables the Welsh Government to gain evidence of the most appropriate places to allocate funding to sporting infrastructure. This has demonstrated the benefits of such techniques in assessing patterns of sporting provision as part of wider investigations concerned with examining the impacts of geography on levels of sport participation. The software developed during the course of the research is to be used by up to 40 separate affiliated sport governing bodies, providing them with greater insight into demand for their facilities. As an example, Welsh gymnastics have used these tools to review spatial equity of gymnastics facilities and coaching levels based at Welsh centres to inform their policies going forward. Sport Wales uses the tool to advise the Welsh Government about where public sector funding should be invested in order to deliver the greatest benefit. Once these tools become more widely available they will enable the potential for further collaboration between those organisations charged with promoting sports participation and health.
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2) - Modelling of childcare provision in Wales - GIS-based analysis that guided the choice of pilot study areas that began in September 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Modelling National Childcare Provision; this is the first study that has investigated variations in childcare places in Wales at detailed spatial scales in relation to the Welsh Government pledge to introduce 30 hours of free childcare to all working families. The research has identified those areas in Wales where there appears to be a considerable under-provision of service. The offer is to be rolled out in full by 2020 and would be guided in detail by the lessons learnt from pilots in seven local authorities that began in September 2017 that encompass a range of urban and rural settings and different levels of private and public sector delivery. The importance of this research was highlighted in the evidence paper to the Children, Young People and Education Committee of the National Assembly for Wales on 18th April 2018 (CYPE(5)-11-18) http://senedd.assembly.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=443&MId=4794
URL http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/childcare-capacity-wales/?lang=en
 
Description Prof Ian Jones - Hosting of International placement students 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WISERD acted as host for 4 Chinese Erasmus students and 2 US placement students during 2017. These students were integrated into the research institute and had the opportunity to follow areas of study as well a being able to benefit from interaction and advice from WISERD academics. The Chinese students were with us for 3 months, Nov 2017-Jan 2018 and were: Jiwen Wang and Long Li from Renmin University, and Cuiwen Fa and Xiaojing Li from Peking University. The American Students were at WISERD for 4 months and were Justin Cook and Brian Webb from Northeastern University, USA.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones - Hosting of International placement students 2018
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WISERD acted as host for 3 Brazilian Erasmus students during 2017. These students were integrated into the research institute and had the opportunity to follow areas of study as well a being able to benefit from interaction and advice from WISERD academics. The students were with us for 6 months, Sept 2018 - March 2019 and were: Gabriela Fraga Fernandex, Priscila Dos Santos and Clarissa Tagliari Santos.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones - Hosting of UK placement students
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WISERD hosted two UK students, Josie Phillips as a research intern for a month and Lucy Campbell on work experience for a week. Both students had the opportunity to work with and benefit from the advice of WISERD academics whilst undertaking specific work tasks.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones - Hosting of UK placement students
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WISERD hosted four UK students, Elin Hawkey as a research intern for a month 21/05/18-22/06/18, and Lucy Campbell, Jordan Carter and Lukas lacey-Hughes who were on work experience for a week. The students had the opportunity to see what working in academia entails and were able work with and benefit from the advice of WISERD academics whilst undertaking specific work tasks.
 
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 14.09.18 - WISERD TCB Event: Writing the self. Bangor
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Co-hosted by Bangor University and WISERD, this free half day training event will be an interactive set of workshops, aimed at introducing participants to the practice of writing for wellbeing. Writing for wellbeing is the interactive use of poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction 'to stimulate writing and other creative responses with a view to promoting self-expression, self-awareness and wellbeing' - www.iapoetry.org The focus of the session is the transformative power of poetry and any examples in your daily work with groups which illustrate the poetry therapy work well.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Writing%20the%20Self%20programme.pdf
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 17.01.17 Cardiff - WISERD TCB Event: The Study of Civil Society in Wales and the UK using the British Household Panel Study/Understanding Society
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one-day session led by WISERD Academic Dr Stuart Fox was aimed at anybody with an interest in learning more about civil society and how it has evolved over recent decades. The course provided everything needed for a survey user to begin exploring and using the Understanding Society/BHPS in their research or policy, including an introduction to the data collected and how this is done, a guide for how the data can be accessed, and training in which the basic steps associated with accessing, manipulating and analysing the data will be detailed and practiced using the software package SPSS.
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-study-civil-society-wales-and-uk-...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 21-22.06.18 - WISERD TCB Event - Researching Wales - a multidisciplinary Postgraduate workshop. Aberystwyth.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The Centre for Welsh Politics and Society/ WISERD@Aberystwyth organised a one-day workshop for PhD students studying Wales. This workshop was for for doctoral students at all stages, from first year to writing-up and is an ideal opportunity to network with PhDs from Aber and other Universities in Wales. Morning sessions were focused on sharing agendas, ideas, methods and challenges. Postgraduate students were invited to introduce their work, reflect on methodologies used in their research and discuss the practical challenges and advantages of conducting research in Wales, as well as reflecting on ways in which 'Wales' is conceptualised and understood in their research fields. Two afternoon sessions discussed developing 'impact' in your research, and careers. There was an advice session focusing on dissemination and developing the impact of your research, both within a Welsh context and beyond. Finally there were three individuals who had recently completed their PhDs to offer their insights, experiences and tips on pursuing careers, both in academic and non-academic contexts.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/researching-wales-multidisciplinary-postgraduate-workshop
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 24-25.04.18 - TCB - WCVA Managing Projects. Swansea.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WISERD helped organise this course run by WCVA. This course, endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management provides practical project management skills and knowledge for you to plan, deliver, and demonstrate successful project outcomes. By completing this course, you will be able to: Understand what a project is Understand the project planning cycle and the stages in its development Identify project critical success factors Plan a system for monitoring and evaluating project success Identify and address potential areas of risk Understand the potential exit strategies
URL https://www.wcva.org.uk/training-and-events/wcva-learning/leadership-and-management/managing-project...
 
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 Ian Jones, 02/03.11.16, WISERD TCB Event - Communicating Social Science: Engaging new audiences with research
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 69 delegates attended this session to better understand how to engage with many different audience types and so ensure that their research and findings are disseminated as widely and are as impactful as possible.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 04.06.18 - WISERD TCB - Longitudinal data across the life course: An introduction to using cohort data.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WISERD organised this training course in collaboration with UCL. Longitudinal data are a powerful resource for addressing a wide range of scientific questions in various social, health, political and geographical sciences. This workshop will give both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK's internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS): 1958 National Child Development Study ; 1970 British Cohort Study ; Millennium Cohort Study ; Next Steps (previously known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England). Delegates will be given an introduction to each of the cohort studies as well as further information on how to access and use them. There will also be updates about recent developments in each of the studies, including upcoming new data releases. The session will feature guest speakers who will discuss their use of cohort data across a range of topics such as the role of grandparents, social participation in adulthood, and children's wellbeing. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research ideas, gain advice and ask questions over a networking lunch.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/longitudinal-data-across-life-course-introduction-using-cohort-data-0
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 04/05.11.15, WISERD TCB Event - High Quality Public Engagement with Research
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The workshop was delivered by The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) to inspire and equip delegates to engage the public with their research in an effective way. 51 delegates attended the session.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 04/05.11.15, WISERD TCB Event - The Use and Availability of Secondary Data
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This session discussed the availability and accessibility of secondary datasets: The British Household Panel Study, Understanding Society, the 1958 National Child Development Study and the pathways to developing and running a project through the ADRN.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 06/07.05.15, WISERD TCB Event - Exploring the Policy Relevance of Research
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Steve Marshall, Chief Social Researcher for Welsh Government presented on the relationship between research and policy and methods for facilitating research impact on the policy sector. This workshop informed practitioners and academics on the best way to ensure that their research could be designed to influence government policy.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 06/07.05.15, WISERD TCB Event - Media Training
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This media training session was presented by Tony O'Shaughnessy and Penny Roberts from Tower Media UK. It focused on how to prepare for broadcast interviews and how best to get ones points across to a general audience. It also discussed the journalistic processes involved in order to enable academics to represent themselves and their topics in the most influential way.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 06/07.05.15, WISERD TCB Event - Research grants and longer term career development
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Presented by Cardiff University academics Rachel Baker and Richard Bromiley this training session provided researchers with information on the research grant bidding process and its fit into longer term career development.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 08/09.11.17, WISERD TCB Event - Using ADRC Wales
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The session outlined the assistance that the ADRN can proved to researchers who are looking to access de-identified, linked administrative data for research purposes. The delegates were introduced to the types of data available throught ADRC Wales and were introduced to some of the projects undertaken to-date. There was a particular focus on the possible uses and availability of education data and on the development of new project ideas.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 09/10.05.18, WISERD TCB Event - Building a research proposal
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Senior WISERD academics and Professional Services provide practical advice about developing a research grant application. Including how to get a project costed, the application processes, and preparing the application.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 09/10.05.18, WISERD TCB Event - How to write for a non-academic audience
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Ruth Dawson, Wales Editor for The Conversation led this session to explain how to pitch to The Conversation, the type of articles that the site publishes and how to write for a public audience. Delegates learnt what makes an interesting news story an how to write in simple, clear and accessible style and to develop their writing and communication skills so as to be able to engage with as wide an audience as possible.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 12.02.18 - WISERD TCB Event: Confident Spatial Analysis
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Organised by WISERD, this one day event for researchers led by Dr Nick Bearman, Clear Mapping Co, will cover how to prepare and analyse spatial data using a range of techniques in QGIS. By the end of the course delegates will be confident at importing and processing spatial data from a variety of sources, and have the knowledge to apply these skills to their own data sets. There will be some dedicated time towards the end of the course for delegates to apply the skills they have learnt to their own data sets.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-training-event-confident-spatial-analysis
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 12.07.18 - WISERD TCB Event - Cognitive Interviewing for Testing Survey Questions
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact An NCRM course organised in collaboration with WISERD. This course is about understanding and learning to use Cognitive Interviewing (a powerful and efficient method of testing survey questions). A full range of Cognitive Interviewing techniques will be covered (e.g., think-alouds, probing, observation, paraphrasing, rating tasks, response latency measurement and card sort classification tasks). The course will include practical information on how to implement the various methods as well as "hands-on" sessions where participants will have the chance to practice the major methods. The course also covers recruitment and sampling of participants, analysis, getting from results to improved survey questions and reporting. It also explores broader uses for and controversy in Cognitive Interviewing as well as Cognitive Interviewing in comparison and in combination with other survey question testing methods. Have an understanding of the range of techniques which make up a cognitive interview Have increased their own ability to do cognitive interviewing Have a better awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of different aspects of cognitive interviewing Have insight into selecting and recruiting respondents Have insight into analysing cognitive interview data and creating better survey questions Have awareness of a broad range of uses for and the controversy in Cognitive Interviewing Have awareness of the contribution of Cognitive Interviewing in comparison to other testing methods
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=8040
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 13/14.04.16, WISERD TCB Event - Data Management and Archiving - Key Issues
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop was run to address the key issues thrown up by significant changes around the requirements and best practice of data storage and the management of data. Researchers attended this session to understand the regulatory and security environment concerning research data in order to best plan their data collection, management and storage in line with requirements.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 13/14.04.16, WISERD TCB Event - Getting Published and the REF
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact In this session a number of journal editors outlined the publishing process including submission, peer review, revisions, proofs and access and academics were able to discuss pathways to successful publication. 51 delegates attended this session.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 16.11.18 - WISERD TCB Event - Learning from Latin American Alternatives (Aberystwyth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This is an event organized by the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberystwyth and co-sponsored by the European Research Council GLOBAL-RURAL project and the ESRC WISERD/Civil Society research centre. We are living in a context of increasing pressures on our environment due to climate change, industrial agriculture, vulnerable economies and political instability. In this event we bring together activists, academics and civil society leaders from Brazil and Chile to present and discuss ideas about: Rural sustainability Commons Agro-ecology Small-holdings Communal living We would like to invite you to learn from their experiences and share potential alternative futures.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/learning-latin-american-alternatives
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 19.09.18 - WISERD TCB Event - Writing about Methods
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact An NCRM course organised in collaboration with WISERD. This workshop aims to give participants a range of practical approaches they can adopt when writing about methodology in the social sciences. Using a range of exercises throughout, the course focuses on 20 or so writing strategies and thought experiments designed to provide more clarity and power to the often-difficult challenge of writing about methods. The course also looks at common mistakes and how to avoid them when writing about methods. The focus throughout is on building confidence and increasing our repertoire of writing strategies and skills. By the end of the course participants will: Better understand who and what 'methodology writing' is for Know the differences and similarities between PhD methods chapters, research paper methods sections and methods books Understand and reflect on 21 principles (or starting points) of best practice in methodology writing Focus writing on audience needs and expectations Be aware of common mistakes and misunderstandings and so avoid them Reflect on the relationship between methodology writing and other parts of your manuscript To develop learning and best practice through exercises and examples This entry/intermediate level course is aimed at PhD students, post-docs and junior researchers in the social sciences.
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=8271
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 19/20.11.14, WISERD TCB Event - European Research Funding Opportunities
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop gave 35 researchers an understanding of European research funding opportunities with a particular focus on smaller grants and time was given to discuss and receive feedback on research ideas and the best way in which to successfully apply for funding.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 20.03.2019 - TCB - Visual Research Methods. Aberystwyth.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day WISERD organised event for researchers was led by Dr Dawn Mannay , Cardiff University. It explored the visual image in mediated forms and its use as a tool of qualitative inquiry and dissemination. The workshop provided the opportunity for delegates to; Gain a broad understanding of a range of visual, creative and participatory research methods Feel confident working with visual data Feel confident using participatory methods in research Understand the ethical implications involved in researching 'the visual' Be inspired to consider alternative methods of research and ways to present research
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-visual-research-methods
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 20.09.17. WISERD TCB Event: Training on the National Survey for Wales. Cardiff.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one-day event was led by experts from the National Survey for Wales and aimed to provide social science researchers, policy practitioners and others with knowledge and understanding of the National Survey for Wales, and the confidence to use it. The emphasis will be on the practical value of the survey data for investigating social issues in Wales and technical advice on methods of analysis.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 20.10.17. WISERD TCB Event: Media Training, Cardiff.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course was run to inform researchers of the best ways in which to prepare and conduct interviews with the media. It was provided through the ESRC Press Office.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 22.02.2017 - WISERD TCB Event: Training on the National Survey for Wales. Bangor.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one-day event will be led by experts from the National Survey for Wales and is aimed to provide social science researchers, policy practitioners and others with knowledge and understanding of the National Survey for Wales, and the confidence to use it. The emphasis will be on the practical value of the survey data for investigating social issues in Wales and technical advice on methods of analysis.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-event-training-national-survey-wales
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 22.11.17. WISERD TCB Event: Infographics
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Researchers were trained in producing infographics by employees of the National Assembly for Wales.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 23.03.2017. WISERD TCB Event - Using your research in a devolved Welsh context: Engaging with the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (Dr Sioned Pearce)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-event-using-your-research-devolved-welsh-context-engaging-nat...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 25-26.05.17. WISERD TCB Event: An Introduction to NVivo. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This two day course was run for researchers in order to train them in the use of NVivo, a package useful for the analysis of qualitative data.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-event-introduction-nvivo
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 26.04.2017. WISERD TCB Event: Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day event for researchers covered an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and RStudio. This course was for anyone wishing to use spatial data in their role. This includes academics, commercial users, government & other public sector researchers who have data with some spatial information (e.g. address, postcode, etc.) which they wish to show on a map. This course was also suitable for those who wish to have an overview of what spatial data can be used for.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-event-introduction-spatial-data-and-using-r-gis-0
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 27.09.18 - WISERD TCB Event - Understanding small areas: spatial analysis of population and neighbourhood data.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact A NCRM event organised in collaboration with WISERD. This two day workshop equips participants with conceptual understanding and technical skills to obtain, analyse and visualise spatial data related to populations and neighbourhoods. Hands on training introduces participants to powerful spatial analysis software (ArcGIS) as well as the programming language R. Practical sessions are interspersed with lecture and discussions to contextualise and consolidate learning. Examples are drawn from the UK and are applicable in an international context and in a variety of application areas at different spatial scales. Participants also have the chance to discuss their own related research or applications with other participants and the course tutors. Population and neighbourhood data are widely used by the academic, policy-making and commercial sectors. They drive resource allocation, decision making and policy evaluation. On completion of this course participants will be able to: identify the population and neighbourhood data required to develop or enhance their application interests. apply and critique relevant spatial analysis techniques to geolocate, explore and visualise these data. communicate insights gained to support policy-evaluation, commercial decision making or address research questions.
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=8664
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 30.06.2017. WISERD TCB Event: Doing questionnaires in the third sector. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day event was designed principally for those working in the third sector and was led by WISERD researchers Alison Green and Nick Johns. The workshop provided hands on training and support in questionnaire design, developing research questions and choosing samples.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-event-doing-questionnaires-third-sector
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, WISERD TCB Event: Personal Safety Training for Researchers - The Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop was delivered for the benefit of researchers who undertake research in the field/away from the office and are often travelling or conducting interviews by themselves.
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - 08-10.01.2019, TCB - Quants for Qual Researchers
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This two day workshop was an NCRM event organised in collaboration with WISERD. This course was aimed at researchers and teachers who have previously mostly worked in the qualitative tradition of research, but wish to understand or begin to research in the quantitative tradition. The course took participants on a journey from the methodological and epistemological foundations of quantitative methods, through design, sampling and principles of analysis. No prior statistical knowledge was required and the course mostly followed a problem based learning approach.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/quant-qual-researchers
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - 08.07.2019 - TCB - Cultural Participataion Research Network meeting: Performing the everyday: the power of theatre.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The theme for the workshop was Theatre and how it can contribute to knowledge exchange, evidence, wellbeing, culture and civil society. A number of theatre companies attended to share their work and spark some dialogue and debate. This event was run by the WISERD Cultural Participation Research Network.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/cprn-meeting-performing-everyday-power-theatre
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - TCB - Trust and Transparency in Multi -Level-Systems. Germany, France and the United Kingdom. The German Case Study.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day workshop will focused on the question of how trust in political institutions can be built. The overall aim of the workshop was to bring together practitioners and academics of German public administration and the German / International economy in order to exchange ideas and thoughts about how trust in political institutions is built. The Workshop was organised by WP2.4 academics, Dr Ian Stafford and Dr Dominic Heinz.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/trust-and-transparency-multi-level-systems-germany-france-and-united-kin...
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 01.05.2019 - TCB - Mixed Methods
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This half day workshop for researcher lead by Professor Martina Feilzer , WISERD, Bangor University, provided hands-on advanced engagement with matters related to mixed methods research (MMR). It discussed the paradigms underpinning MMR, outlined some of the principles to be considered -research design, triangulation, analyses - and provided an opportunity to use a mixture of quantitative and qualitative data to explore the advantages and limitations of MMR. The workshop is designed for PhD students and ECRs who are working with mixed data sources, as well as those who are considering the mixing of data sources.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-event-mixed-methods
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 03.05.2019 - TCB - Using Creative Research Methods
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This was an NCRM event organised in collaboration with WISERD. This course outline dcreative research methods and showed how to use them appropriately at every stage of the research process. The course assumed a good working knowledge of conventional research methods, and builds on that knowledge by introducing arts-based methods, research using technology, mixed methods, and transformative research frameworks such as participatory and activist research.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/using-creative-research-methods
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 03.07.2019 - TCB - Getting published in refereed journals: main steps and processes. Aberystwyth.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact A training and capacity building session run at the WISERD Annual Conference 2019, Aberystwyth. How do you get your work published in a well-recognised journal? What is involved, and why is it important? This session is aimed at anyone new (or relatively new) to research-based writing for publication in the social sciences. The main focus is on getting social science work published in refereed journals (though we will also consider how such writing differs from that aimed at other audiences and will touch upon other ways of communicating research outcomes which participants may wish to follow up). We look at examples of journal policy, how editors operate, and at the theory and practice of peer review. The emphasis throughout is on the practical steps that can be taken at each stage in the process. The workshop includes presentation, activity, a step-by-step guide, discussion and some critique of provided examples.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/getting-published-refereed-journals-main-steps-and-processes
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 12.03.2019 - TCB - Using spatial data from social media.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day WISERD organised event for researchers was led by Nick Bearman, Geospatial Training Solutions. The course considered how data from different social media platforms could be used for spatial analysis. Learning Outcomes:- - Understand the range of spatial information available within social media. - Be aware of what the limitations are of using social media data in our research. - Know how to extract tweet data from Twitter and import it into a GIS. - Understand how to perform simple spatial analysis on Twitter data
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-using-spatial-data-social-media
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 20.05.19 - TCB - Programming and coding in SPSS and Stata. Bangor.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact These two half-day workshops for researchers were led by Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge , WISERD Cardiff University. The two half day workshops were aimed at researchers who: Use SPSS, but have thus far only relied on its point-and-click interface Wish to make the step from SPSS or Excel to Stata when visualizing quantitative data. Morning workshop (three hours) We will introduce the SPSS syntax code and focus on creating and recording data, performing basic analyses, and using SPSS 'do repeat', 'loop' and 'vector' commands to perform repetitive processing. Afternoon workshop (four hours) The equivalent Stata/.do syntax codes for creating and recoding data will be introduced, and useful commands not available in SPSS will be highlighted. The three key programming constructs for repetitive processing will be discussed.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-programming-and-coding-spss-and-stata
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 21.05.2019 - TCB - Data visualization using Stata. Bangor.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one-day course was led by Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge, WISERD Cardiff University and will provide an in-depth overview of Stata's powerful graphing capabilities. As this workshop relied heavily on the use of Stata's .do files, participants who have not used Stata before are encouraged to attend the workshop lectured the day before. Data visualization examples will be demonstrated for a variety of data structures. By the end of this course, you will be able to produce informative, robust, and complex graphs using reproducible routines.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-data-visualization-using-stata
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 23.05.2019 - TCB - Programming and coding in SPSS and Stata. Cardiff.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact These two half-day workshops for researchers were led by Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge , WISERD Cardiff University. The two half day workshops were aimed at researchers who: Use SPSS, but have thus far only relied on its point-and-click interface Wish to make the step from SPSS or Excel to Stata when visualizing quantitative data. Morning workshop (three hours) We will introduce the SPSS syntax code and focus on creating and recording data, performing basic analyses, and using SPSS 'do repeat', 'loop' and 'vector' commands to perform repetitive processing. Afternoon workshop (four hours) The equivalent Stata/.do syntax codes for creating and recoding data will be introduced, and useful commands not available in SPSS will be highlighted. The three key programming constructs for repetitive processing will be discussed.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-programming-and-coding-spss-and-stata-0
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 24.05.2019 - TCB - Data visualization using Stata. Cardiff.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one-day course was led by Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge, WISERD Cardiff University and will provide an in-depth overview of Stata's powerful graphing capabilities. As this workshop relied heavily on the use of Stata's .do files, participants who have not used Stata before are encouraged to attend the workshop lectured the day before. Data visualization examples will be demonstrated for a variety of data structures. By the end of this course, you will be able to produce informative, robust, and complex graphs using reproducible routines.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-data-visualization-using-stata-0
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 25.01.2019 - TCB - Introduction to Framework in NVivo.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day event for researchers was led by members of the Research department at NatCen Social Research and was designed to enable participants to use the framework features of NVivo. The course was delivered through a series of practical demonstrations and exercises that will take participants the process of using software for data management, starting with project set up through to producing matrix displays of managed data.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-introduction-framework-nvivo
 
Description Prof Martina Feilzer (WP4.4), Academic Expert network - youth justice
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Prof Martina Feilzer (WP4.4), Organisational Culture and Self-Legitimacy in Policing
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Changes to policies and procedures in North Wales Police to support an improvement in organisational culture and workforce support and management.
 
Description Prof Martina Feilzer (WP4.4), Presented Evidence to the Lammy Review of BAME representation in the Criminal Justice System
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Lammy Review of BAME representation in the Criminal Justice System
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/lammy-review
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones (WP3.5), 03.12.16 -Citation in Holmes Review Disabled People in Public Appointments
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-lord-holmes-review
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones (WP3.5), 3.12.16 - Citation in National Audit Office DWP Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The National Audit Office in its review of the DWP's disability employment support (Supporting disabled people to work) (March, 2019), prompted renewed emphasis on measurement where the researcher's evidence was used to criticise the government's change of commitment, in response to which, Amber Rudd, The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, announced that it would be reviewed.
URL https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Supporting-disabled-people-to-work.pdf
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones (WP3.5), 5.19 - Written evidence consultation Social Value in Government Procurement
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/social-value-in-government-procurement
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones (WP3.5), 5.19 - Written evidence to DWP consultation "Health is everyone's business - a public consultation on a range of measures to reduce ill health-related job loss"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/health-is-everyones-business-proposals-to-reduce-ill-hea...
 
Description Prof Michael Woods (WP1.2) - Big Lottery Fund Cymru: Advice on structure and presentation of rural communiites funding scheme.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Prof Michael Woods (WP1.2) - Rural policy post-Brexit (contributions to internal discussion and planning in Welsh Government drawing in part on research from WISERD/Civil Society WP1.2 and WP1.3.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Prof Michael Woods (WP1.2) - Whitechapel Gallery - influence on form and content of conference for 'Spaces of Connection: Contemporary Art and the Rural' programme
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
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 (21.08.18) thirty citations of his research in Wales Public Services 2025 (2018) Report: "Income and funding of the Welsh voluntary sector in the post-2010 austerity period August"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact The report is designed to inform the third sector's role in public service delivery.
URL http://www.walespublicservices2025.org.uk/2018/08/21/income-funding-of-welsh-voluntary-sector-post-a...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP.2.2) citation in evidence of the National Assembly for Wales's Parliamentary Review of Representation and Electoral Systems
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The written evidence submitted by Prof Chaney was included in the Parliamentary Review document See www.assembly.wales/NAfW%20Documents/.../EP14%20-%20Paul%20Chaney.docx
URL http://www.assembly.wales/NAfW%20Documents/.../EP14%20-%20Paul%20Chaney.docx
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) - Co-authoring, data gathering and and analysis of Women in Sport policy documents/ submission to UK Parliamentary review. Philippa Davies PhD student CS Work-package 2.2 (Chaney et al), as part of PhD placement with Women in Sport
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Philippa Davies completed a funded PhD student placement with a leading NGO 'Women in Sport'. During this she completed data gathering and analysis - and co-authored a report that was submitted to a UK Parliamentary review.Women in Sport submitted written evidence to the NAfW's Inquiry into physical activity of children and young people in September 2017. They were subsequently invited to provide evidence in person in March 2018. During my placement I wrote a research brief for the staff member in Women in Sport who will be attending to provide evidence. The research brief covered cultural and historical background to women and girls in Welsh sport, an overview of Welsh Government sports policy, child sports participation rates, barriers to sports participation for children and young people and solutions - examples of good practice. See: http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgConsultationDisplay.aspx?ID=267 work for Women In Sport Women in Sport are scheduled to give evidence on 15th March.
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgConsultationDisplay.aspx?ID=267
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) - Co-authoring, facilitating and data-gathering for internal policy documents for Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) as part of PhD student placement/internship
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Amy Sanders (PhD Student, Work Package 2.2, Chaney et al) has been on internship with Wales Council for Voluntary Service (WCVA) since 2nd January 2018. Her role is to support WCVA in its review and development of the Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC), which is the primary mechanism by which the Welsh Government engages with the Third Sector, as described in the Third Sector Scheme as part of the Welsh Government's obligations to the third sector though the Government of Wales Acts 1998 and 2006. She has been doing this in three ways; (1) She has designed and co-facilitated an event with the TSPC members, consulting them about their views of the engagement mechanisms over the last 20 years of the partnership and its future trajectory, which she has developed into a report that consolidates the views expressed by the members. (2) She has had one to one meetings with the key WCVA staff who enable the TSPC and associated cabinet secretary & ministerial meetings to produce a second internal report for WCVA capturing their staff's expertise on the future trajectory of the engagement mechanisms. (3) She has been developing a literature review for WCVA policy development that highlights the key academic theories associated with the themes drawn from the other two reports.
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) - Submission to the Civil Society Strategy Engagement Exercise - by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from Professor Paul Chaney & Dr Christala Sophocleous, Wales Institute of Economic and Social Research, Data and Methods (WISERD), an ESRC National Research Centre, Cardiff University.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Submission to the Civil Society Strategy Engagement Exercise - by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from Professor Paul Chaney & Dr Christala Sophocleous, Wales Institute of Economic and Social Research, Data and Methods (WISERD), an ESRC National Research Centre, Cardiff University.- submission will shape UK thinking as part of consultation exercise.
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) - Written submission of emerging WP 2.2 (Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision, Chaney, Sophocleous and Wincott) research findings to Civil Society Futures: Independent Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://civilsocietyfutures.org/
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 11.12.17 - Face to face meeting Dr Sophocleous with Welsh Government Minister (Huw Iranca Davies AM) and the Cabinet Secretary - updating minister on emerging research findings from WP2.2 (Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision, Chaney, Sophocleous and Wincott)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Face to face meeting Dr Sophocleous with Welsh Government Minister (Huw Iranca Davies AM) and the Cabinet Secretary - updating minister on emerging research findings from WP2.2 (Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision, Chaney, Sophocleous and Wincott). This will inform future government practice/ official guidance
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 27.06.17 - outline of emerging research findings from WP2.2 'Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision' to the National Assembly for Wales Senedd Research Service Exchanging Ideas seminar
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Exchanging Ideas Seminar designed to promote knowledge exchange between academics, parliamentarians and officials
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Membership of Internal Reference Group - First Minister's Review of gender equality policy in Wales 2018, Welsh Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Membership of Internal Reference Group - First Minister's Review of gender equality policy in Wales 2018, Welsh Government - influencing policy and practice through knowledge exchange and research dissemination
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Shaping policy through consultations with Welsh Government Business Wales/ Expertise wales Forum 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Shaping policy through consultations with Welsh Government Business Wales/ Expertise wales Forum 2017
URL https://businesswales.gov.wales/expertisewales/product/cardiff-university/professor-paul-chaney
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Submission of evidence to - and citation (p.231) in - "A PARLIAMENT THAT WORKS FOR WALES - The report of the Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform" (November 2017)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact The Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform was appointed by the Llywydd [Presiding Officer of the NAfW] and Assembly Commission in February 2017, and tasked with making recommendations on the number of Members the Assembly needs, the system by which they should be elected, and the minimum voting age for Assembly elections. The Panel was asked to report by autumn 2017, and to make recommendations which, provided the required political consensus is achieved, could be implemented in time for the Assembly election in 2021. It terms of impact, the recommendations will shape the future form and functioning of devolved governance in Wales. PC's written submission concerned the recommendations for revising the electoral system.
URL http://www.assembly.wales/NAfW%20Documents/About%20the%20Assembly%20section%20documents/Expert%20Pan...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Written research output in civil society and human rights included in papers of The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights (Ford Foundation) 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Written research output in civil society and human rights included in papers of The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights (Ford Foundation) 2017 - shaped policy and practice
URL https://genderandsecurity.org/keywords/gender-mainstreaming
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) presentation at Westminster parliamentary review - Accountability: Re-thinking Feminist Policy Actors and Interventions 17.01.2017 House of Commons
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) presentation at Westminster parliamentary review - Accountability: Re-thinking Feminist Policy Actors and Interventions 17.01.2017 House of Commons
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/wiserd-presentation-westminster-accountability-re-thinking-feminist-policy...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) research input into Wales Council for Voluntary Action policy review "Exploring themes for the future of third sector support services in Wales: a literature review" 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) research input into Wales Council for Voluntary Action policy review "Exploring themes for the future of third sector support services in Wales: a literature review" 2017
URL https://www.wcva.org.uk/media/4697244/literature_review_e.pdf
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney - Linked PhD Placement - A Sanders - analysis undertaken as part of Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review of Third Sector Partnership Council
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review of Third Sector Partnership Council - designed to increase effectiveness of civil society policy engagement
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney - Research/ recommendations to government included in Government commissioned policy Review "Putting equality at the heart of decision-making: Gender Equality Review (GER) Phase One: International Policy and Practice" (WCPP, 2018) Published July 10th 2018.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact The Welsh Government is committed to drawing upon the Report's findings and recommendations in developing future policy and practice. The 'reach and significance' of this impact is the promotion of gender equality and women's/ girl's human rights in policy and law in Wales - thereby tackling rights violation, inequality and discrimination. The Report can be found here https://gov.wales/topics/people-and-communities/equality-diversity/review-of-gender-equality/?lang=en (For some reason Researchfish rejects its insertion in the next field of this web-page) Prof Chaney's recommendations are given on pages 8 and 40 of the Report. Overall, his work is cited nine times in the Government Review.
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 05.02.18 (WP2.2) - (Chaney et al) Research Evidence given at meeting of third sector reps on Regional Partnership Boards (RPBs) convened by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact WP 2.2 (Chaney et al) Research Evidence given by Dr Christala Sophocleous at meeting of third sector reps on Regional Partnership Boards (RPBs) 05.02.2018 convened by Wales Council for Voluntary Action. The meeting was designed to shape thinking and policy on social welfare delivery and the "social value" agenda in Wales.
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 06.11.17 - Written evidence submission to Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales 06.11.17 Sophocleous and Chaney
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Submission will inform future policy and practice on social care in Wales and potentially elsewhere
URL http://gov.wales/topics/health/nhswales/review/?lang=en
 
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 Prof Paul Chaney 2017 - Sophocleous, Chaney and Wincott have co-authored a joint Ministerial Briefing paper on the Social Services and Well-being Wales Act 2014 with the representative body of the third sector in Wales (the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, WCVA
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The ministerial briefing is designed to influence government thinking and future official guidance on the implementation of the Act and welfare pluralism
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 24.03.17 - Written invited consultation submission to National Assembly for Wales Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform "District magnitude of electoral areas on women's representation",
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Written invited consultation submission to National Assembly for Wales Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform "District magnitude of electoral areas on women's representation", March 24, 2017. Citation in National Report. Influenced reform of Welsh electoral system
URL http://www.assembly.wales/en/abthome/about_us-commission_assembly_administration/panel-elec-reform/P...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney and Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) co-authored research input/ data sharing into a Report on Funding the Voluntary Sector in Wales by Public Services Wales 2025 (Dir Michael Trickey)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Prof Paul Chaney and Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) co-authored research input/ data sharing into a Report on Funding the Voluntary Sector in Wales by Pubic Services Wales 2025 (Dir Michael Trickey) - purpose - knowledge exchange and shaping policy and practice.
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney and Dr Christala Sophocleous - April 2018, Input into policy review by Wales Public Services 2025 on the impact of austerity on public service finances in Wales - with reference to social care (funded by WCVA)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney written and oral evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive Review Committee - Report on Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly Together with Written Submissions Ordered by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee to be printed 17 February 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Influenced policy-makers/ parliamentary review - Prof Paul Chaney written and oral evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive Review Committee - Report on Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly Together with Written Submissions Ordered by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee to be printed 17 February 2015
URL http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/globalassets/documents/assembly-and-executive-review-2011---2016/report...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney, Evidence/ presentation given to Equality and Diversity Forum/ British Academy Review "Progress on equality, human rights and social justice: perspectives from researchers and NGOs" and was chaired by Dr Sarah Spencer CBE, COMPAS, University of Oxford, (WP2.2) 2016
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Prof Paul Chaney, Evidence/ presentation given to Equality and Diversity Forum/ British Academy Review "Progress on equality, human rights and social justice: perspectives from researchers and NGOs" and was chaired by Dr Sarah Spencer CBE, COMPAS, University of Oxford, (WP2.2) 2016
URL https://www.edf.org.uk/non-governmental-organisation-perspectives/
 
Description Prof Rhys Jones (WP2.3) - The role of the Humanities in the new education curriculum - Report for Welsh Government
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact I was invited by the Welsh Government in 2017 to write a report on the disciplinary scope of the Humanities Area of Learning and Experience (AoLE) in the new curriculum. I used the discussion of the Humanities in the Donaldson Report, evidence collected from the WISERD project on Education, Language and Identity, and further research on the disciplinary scope of the Humanities in order to produce a 25,000 word report, which outline in detail some key themes that might act as key questions to be explored within the Humanities' strand of the new curriculum. I presented the main recommendation of the report to a group of key stakeholders, who had been tasked with defining the Humanities AoLE in more detail.
 
Description Prof Rhys Jones (WP2.3), 25-26.02.19 - Evaluation, Impact and Outcomes in Working with Children and Young People in Regional and Minority Language Revitalisation Efforts. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The event (and subsequent briefing report) focused on the evaluation of impact of linguistically-orientated youth work. This event, convened by Elin Royles, Rhys Jones and Fiona O'Hanlon (with support from WISERD), was held in Urdd Gobaith Cymru's centre in Cardiff. Representatives of the linguistically-orientated youth work sector from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the Basque Country attended the event. A bilingual briefing report was produced on the basis of the main findings of the two-day event, entitled Evaluation, Impact and Outcomes in Working with Children and Young People in Regional and Minority Language Revitalisation Efforts. We have some feedback that many of the organisations attending the event have begun to adopt the good practice that was shared as part of the event. For instance, Urdd Gobaith Cymru have incorporated the Most Significant Change method and the Theory of Change as tools to enhance the evaluation of their work.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/evaluation-impact-and-outcomes-working-children-and-young-people-regiona...
 
Description Prof Rhys Jones, Dr Elin Royles (WP2.3) - Organising and running two training sessions for youth work practitioners on 'Evaluating the impact and outcome of youth work'
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Elin Royles and Rhys Jones organised and ran, in conjunction with the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS), two training sessions for youth work practitioners. The training was designed to help youth workers to reflect on how they measured and evaluated the impact and outcome of their work; and to use this training in order to develop better mechanisms for measuring impact. The training session was run twice, in Cardiff and Llandudno, to ensure a good geographic coverage. Feedback on the session was very positive from the attendees and from CWVYS, the body responsible for coordinating youth work in Wales. There is already evidence of how the training session has led to a positive change in how youth organisations measure the effectiveness of their work. For instance, Urdd Gobaith Cymru (a youth organisation with approximately 50,000 members in Wales) is using the most significant change method, which was described and discussed in the training session, as a way of measuring the impact of their work on young people. A policy briefing document was produced on the basis of the two training sessions and this has been distributed to practitioners and other stakeholders in the youth work sector in Wales.
URL http://cwps.aber.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Evaluation-Impact-and-Outcomes-What-does-it-mean-f...
 
Description Prof Sally Power - (WP4.2) - Invited to dialogue with Welsh Government on their More Able and Talented policy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Prof Scott Orford - Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) Advisory Group Meetings
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://gweddill.gov.wales/statistics-and-research/welsh-index-multiple-deprivation/?lang=en
 
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 Professor Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 2015-2017 Member of grant awarding (Big Lottery) Central Research Committee of Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Professor Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 2015-2017 Member of grant awarding (Big Lottery) Central Research Committee of Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL)
URL http://www.drilluk.org.uk/about-disability-research-on-independent-living-and-learning-drill/central...
 
Description Professor Paul Chaney (WP2.2), gave a presentation to the leading Chinese Government Research body, the Beijing-based Institute of Economic Reform. He outlined research findings on the impact of 'sub-state governance' - or devolution - on the promotion of gender equality in civil society and beyond
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Professor Paul Chaney (WP2.2), gave a presentation to the leading Chinese Government Research body, the Beijing-based Institute of Economic Reform. He outlined research findings on the impact of 'sub-state governance' - or devolution - on the promotion of gender equality in civil society and beyond - shaped policy and practice through research dissemination to government institute (China)
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/civil-society-research-presented-leading-chinese-institutions
 
Description Rhys Davies (WP3.3) - Enquiry on the quality of official statistics related to Trade Union membership in the UK
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is responsible for the production of statistics regarding the membership of trade unions within the UK. Trade Union Membership (TUM) was first published in its current form in 2004 and has been published each year since. The majority of the statistics are compiled from data provided from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Trade union membership statistics are presented by occupation, industry, and descriptors such as age, sex, ethnicity and geography. Statistics are given on trends in membership numbers, trade union presence within a workplace, and collective agreement coverage. The statistics are used by policy colleagues for drafting advice about trade union membership to Ministers, and in communication with the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) uses the statistics for research, policy development and briefing members about the state of union membership in GB. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) uses the statistics to identify areas of low membership, for example, in particular regions and industries. The data are also re-presented by OECD on its labour statistics pages, which provide comparable statistics across the member countries. Analysis of LFS data conducted during my research raised concern regarding the quality of official statistics related to trade union presence. Those respondents to the LFS who do not provide a valid response to the question on trade union presence are still included in the population of employees upon which estimates are based. They are therefore treated as if they would have reported in the LFS that no other employees at their workplace were members of trade unions or staff associations. If these groups were excluded from calculations of union presence (as is normal practice with the treatment of missing data), estimates of trade union presence derived from the LFS would increase by approximately 7-8 percentage points and would be consistent with estimates derived from other sources. Following an assessment of my evidence, submitted via the UK Statistics Authority, colleagues at DBEIS issued the following responses. On Trade Union Presence, we have investigated the calculation that has been used in the publication to derive this statistic, and have concluded that, as you say, the statistic does include in the population individuals who do not provide an answer to the question on whether there are people in the respondent's place of work that are members of a trade union (TUPRES). Having assessed these data, on balance we agree that this should be revised to exclude those who do provide an answer of 'no' to the question on trade union membership (UNION), but don't provide an answer to TUPRES. We will make this change and present a revised series in the next publication of TUMS, due towards the end of May. [On Trade Union Coverage] we acknowledge that we could be clearer in the statistical bulletin about what is actually being measured by this statistic, and will revise our presentation of it to make clearer that we are talking specifically about agreements between the employer and the trade union/staff association directly affecting pay and conditions. Revised trade union membership statistics were published in May 2018. The following statement was included witihn the Tecnhnical Annex (p51). "Prompted by correspondence with Rhys Davies of the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research at Cardiff University, BEIS reconsidered the calculations used to estimate union presence in the workplace from the Labour Force Survey data..After examining the data, on balance BEIS decided that it would be more appropriate to exclude those who did not provide a valid response to the TUPRES question from the population used to estimate union presence. The new method excludes this group from the estimates of union presence". The effect of the change has been to increase the rate of union presence by 8 percentage points, roughly equivalent to 2 million employees, a result which has stimulated debate within the trade union community.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/trade-union-statistics-2017
 
Description SUBMISSION TO BUSINESS, SKILLS, AND INNOVATION COMMITTEE, NORTHERN POWERHOUSE AND MIDLANDS ENGINE INQUIRY
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.mdx.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/224700/Submission-to-BIS-Select-Committee-5-may-Sh...
 
Description Select Committee submission - Etherington D and Jones M (2016) "City-regions, growth and inequality" published submission to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Select Committee on the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Senior Researcher of RSA Inclusive Growth Commission (factual statement can be made available)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.thersa.org/events/2017/03/inclusive-growth-commission--final-report-launch
 
Description Unassign as captured under IRJ - 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 Written consultation response submitted to government review - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 21.08.2015 -consultation Response Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Compilation of practical recommendations for the creation and maintenance of a safe and enabling environment for civil society
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Written consultation response submitted to government review - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 21.08.2015 -consultation Response Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Compilation of practical recommendations for the creation and maintenance of a safe and enabling environment for civil society
 
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
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 United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Brexit, Devolution and Civil Society conference project
Amount £21,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Legal Education Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2)
Amount £2,100 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 09/2018
 
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
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
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
Start 07/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description David Dallimore - National Assembly Fellowship, Access to childcare/early years provision
Amount £3,229 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1), Funding from Cardiff County Council
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 04/2017
 
Description Dr Esther Muddiman (WP4.2) - Community Resilience, Place and Wellbeing in Bristol: A Scoping Study' GW4 Crucible Seed Funding
Amount £3,815 (GBP)
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Dr Esther Muddiman - Research Opportunities Placement (Louise Taylor)
Amount £1,200 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) - Cardiff University Research Opportunities Placement - (Valentin Carraud)
Amount £1,200 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Dr Rhian Barrance - Children's Commissioner for Wales - Evaluation of the Super Ambassador's Scheme
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Children's Commissioner for Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Dr Rhian Barrance - Children's Commissioner for Wales - Evidence review on the human rights of children in Wales and research support.
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Children's Commissioner for Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description Dr Robin Mann - Pushing at the Boundaries of Big Local
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Big Local Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 10/2018
 
Description Dr Scott Orford - Cardiff University Research Opportunities Placement (Aled Goodwin)
Amount £1,200 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce - ESRC Brexit Funding
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox - Economic and Social Research Council Brexit/Industrial Strategy additional funding
Amount £34,748 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 06/2017
 
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
Start 04/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox - Understanding Society Policy Fellowship
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Essex 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2019
 
Description ESRC GCRF Urgent Appeals: Data and Shared Learning
Amount £198,913 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T009918/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 04/2021
 
Description ESRC New Investigator Scheme
Amount £211,663 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R007314/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 11/2020
 
Description GW4 Crucible 2018
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 05/2018
 
Description Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grant - Exploring effective practice in civil society organisations' promotion of human rights, good governance and social justice in India and Bangladesh
Amount £24,025 (GBP)
Organisation Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Ian Rees Jones - 01.10.2019 - WISERD Civil Society: Changing perspectives on Civic Stratification and Civil Repair
Amount £7,927,418 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/SO12435/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2024
 
Description Illuminate Programme - Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2) 2015
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Sport Wales 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships - Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2)
Amount £55,868 (GBP)
Funding ID 20511 
Organisation European Commission 
Department European Social Fund
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description Learning from Urgent Appeal Data - ESRC Impact Acceleration Account NGO Data Application
Amount £16,678 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - Cardiff University Research Infrastructure Fund (RIF) 2017
Amount £52,420 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 07/2018
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales Studentship: Emotional Geographies of Museums (Jessica Hoare)
Amount £18,417 (GBP)
Funding ID 1800639 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - Successful Futures for All
Amount £125,000 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 07/2019
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - Top-line Analysis and Feasibility Study on More Able and Talented Pupils Using Millennium Cohort Study Data
Amount £4,847 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 03/2019
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - WISERD Education Datalab
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs - Analysis of Accessibility of Sports Facilities using bespoke GIS enhanced two step floating catchment area methodology
Amount £4,999 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs - Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS PhD) - Enhancing our understanding of access to sporting facilities in Wales through geospatial analysis
Amount £55,868 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs and Dr Mitch Langford (WP3.2) - Childcare Gap Analysis
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Department Welsh Government Food and Drink
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description Prof Ian Jones - WISERD Civil Society 2
Amount £1,971,926 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - Impact Acceleration Accounts: Social Innovation in the Foundational Economy
Amount £24,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - Research Opportunities Placement (Alex Hillman) (CUROP - Rebecca Louch)
Amount £1,200 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Prof John Morgan - The Leverhulme Trust: Emeritus Fellowships 2017
Amount £13,260 (GBP)
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description Prof Martina Feilzer (WP4.4), Organisational Culture and Self-Legitimacy in Policing
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation North Wales Police 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones - An examination of the socio-economic consequences of the diagnosis of, and recovery from, cancer in the UK
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PhD2019-27 
Organisation Tenovus 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 09/2024
 
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
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
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description Prof Michael Woods - Horizon 2020 - IMAJINE
Amount € 4,768,397 (EUR)
Funding ID 726950 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2022