WISERD Civil Society: Changing perspectives on Civic Stratification and Civil Repair

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

Abstract

WISERD celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Over time it has grown into an international research institute that develops the next generation of research leaders. Our research brings together different disciplines (geographers, economists, sociologists, data scientists, political scientists) to address important issues for civil society at national and international levels. Our social science core provides a strong foundation for working with other disciplines including environmental science, engineering and medicine to transform our understanding and approaches to key areas of public concern. Our aim is to provide evidence that informs and changes policy and practice. This Centre will build on all previous WISERD research activities to undertake an ambitious new research programme. Our focus will be on the concept of civic stratification. This is a way of looking at divisions in society by focusing on the rights and obligations and practices of citizens and the role of civil society organisations in addressing inequalities in those rights and obligations. We will examine and analyse instances where people do not have the same rights as others (for example people who are migrants or refugees). We will also look at examples of people and groups working together within civil society to win new rights; this is referred to as civic expansion. Examples might include campaigns for animal rights or concerns about robots and Artificial Intelligence. We will investigate situations where people have the same rights but experience differences in their ability to access those rights; sometimes referred to as civic gain and civic loss (for example some people are better able to access legal services than others). Lastly, we will explore how individuals and groups come together to overcome deficits in their rights and citizenship; sometimes referred to as forms of civil repair. This might include ways in which people are looking at alternative forms of economic organisation, at local sustainability and at using new technologies (platforms and software) to organise and campaign for their rights. Our centre will deliver across four key areas of activity. First our research programme will focus on themes that address the different aspects of civic stratification. We will examine trends in polarization of economic, political and social rights, looking at how campaigns for rights are changing and undertaking case studies of attempts to repair the fabric of civil life. Second, we will extend and deepen our international and civil society research partnerships and networks and by doing so strengthen our foundations for developing further joint research in the future. Third, we will implement an exciting and accessible 'knowledge exchange' programme to enable our research and evidence to reach, involve and influence as many people as possible. Fourth, we will expand the capacity of social science research and nurture future research leaders. All our research projects will be jointly undertaken with key partners including civil society organisations, such as charities, and local communities. The research programme is broad and will include the collection of new data, the exploitation of existing data sources and linking existing sets of data. The data will range from local detailed studies to large cross-national comparisons. We will make the most of our skills and abilities to work with major RCUK research investments. We have an outstanding track record in maximising research impact, in applying a wide range of research methods to real world problems. This exciting and challenging research programme is based on a unique, long standing and supportive relationship between five core universities in Wales and our partnerships with universities and research institutes in the UK and internationally. It addresses priority areas identified by the ESRC and by governments and is informed by our continued close links with civil society organisations.

Planned Impact

The impact goals of this research centre are to:
- Increase the capacity of civil society organisations to promote citizenship, citizen rights and citizen engagement.
- Provide robust evidence to UK and international governments to enable them to support the development of a strong, healthy civil society.
- Recommend to governments and civil society organisations focused, feasible strategies to facilitate the repair of civil society.
- Increase citizens' awareness of their rights so they can secure and access public services, in particular marginalised groups such as disabled people and migrants.
- Use the WISERD Data Portal to open up civil society data to government and civil society organisations to enable evidence-based policy making on a range of policy areas.

Our stakeholders and publics can be broadly grouped as follows:

Policy makers:
- UK Government - departments for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Education; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; International Development; International Trade; Work & Pensions; Health & Social Care; Housing, Communities and Local Government; Office of the Secretary of State for Wales; Charity Commission; Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC); Children's Commissioner for England; Office for National Statistics (ONS)
- Welsh Government - Social Services and Integration; Local Government; Communities and Tackling Poverty; Education; Agriculture & Food; Economic Strategy & Decarbonisation; Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning; Economic Infrastructure; Children's Commissioner for Wales; Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
- Local government - schools; teachers; school councils; youth fora; social services
- International governments with whom we will liaise and share relevant findings- Australia; Brazil; China; France; Greece; Hungary; India; Italy; Ireland; Netherlands; New Zealand; Portugal; Singapore; Sweden; USA and the regional authorities of the Basque Country, Iraqi Kurdistan and Sardinia.

Third sector and civil society organisations, grouped by sphere of activity:
- Democracy and civil society - Electoral Reform Society (ERS); Institute for Welsh Affairs (IWA); National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO); Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA); Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA); Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO); Citizens UK; Barcelona Centre for International Affairs; Real Instituto Elcano (Madrid); Centre for Kurdish Progress (London)
- Economy - International Labour Organization (ILO); trade unions; co-operative organisations; Cividep India; Garment Labour Union (India), Homeworkers Worldwide; Women in Informal Employment Globalising and Organising (WIEGO) and UNI Global Union.
- Education and young people - children's rights NGOs, British Youth Council, UK Youth Parliament
- Energy - Fossil Free UK; UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association; Share Action; Community Reinvest; Energy UK; Renewable Energy Association.
- Foundational economy and social innovation - businesses, social enterprises, co-operatives, food movements and civil society organisations working to deliver services in the areas of food, care, housing and the environment.
- Housing - housing associations; housing charities; tenant organisations.
- Inequality and wellbeing - Chwarae Teg; Disability Rights UK; Disability Wales
- Migration - International Labour Organization (ILO); International Red Cross; Wales Centre for International Affairs; International Organisation for Migration (IOM); Migrants at Sea; United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

Publics and communities:
- People who participate in community groups, trade unions and voluntary organisations
- Marginalised groups, such as disabled people, migrants and casualised workers in the garment and fast food industries
- children and young people
- All those with an interest in civil society, democracy or community activism

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Ian Jones (Principal Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1682-9134
Anwen Elias (Co-Investigator)
Rhys Dafydd Jones (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1231-7529
Paul Chaney (Co-Investigator)
Robin Mann (Co-Investigator)
Christopher Taylor (Co-Investigator)
Howard Davis (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9794-3325
Sophie Wynne-Jones (Co-Investigator)
Daniel Wincott (Co-Investigator)
Martin Jones (Co-Investigator)
David Beel (Co-Investigator)
Stephen Drinkwater (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9973-8811
Mitchel Langford (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8641-5041
Jean Jenkins (Co-Investigator)
S Orford (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8517-4752
Nigel O'Leary (Co-Investigator)
David Blackaby (Co-Investigator)
Kevin John Morgan (Co-Investigator)
Gary Higgs (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2169-6671
Helen Blakely (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6188-0692
Robert Evans (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7034-5122
Michael Woods (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3813-4138
Jamie Lewis (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1065-6017
Alexander Bryson (Co-Investigator)
Karel Williams (Co-Investigator)
Martina Feilzer (Co-Investigator)
Jesse Heley (Co-Investigator)
Rhys Jones (Co-Investigator)
Elin Royles (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1903
Julie Froud (Co-Investigator)
Sally Power (Co-Investigator)
Melanie Jones (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0535-8090
Filippo Barbera (Co-Investigator)
Rhys Davies (Co-Investigator)
BETHAN Loftus (Co-Investigator)
Ian Harvey (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0350-7344
Martin Weinel (Researcher)
William Chivers (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4555-3800
Christala Sophocleous (Researcher)
Laura Jones (Researcher)
Esther Muddiman (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2630-6134
 
Title [2019] Power, S. Infographic: Growing up in Wales: school students' perspectives and experiences 
Description Ten bilingual (Welsh/English) infographic postcards produced to display the results of the WISERD Education Multi-Cohort Study (WMCS). The postcards help to explain findings on school students' perspectives and experiences of growing up in Wales. The WMCS gathered young people's views on their teachers, school trips, why they've been asked to leave the classroom and why they've been given a detention. We also asked about the GCSE subjects they've chosen and their awareness of vocational education. We've also asked them about growing up in Wales more generally, including their awareness of and engagement with the Welsh Youth Parliament, their views and experiences of money and gambling, 'technoference' and how they spend their time outside of school. These postcards have been made available to stakeholders and other interested parties at engagement events or on request. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact No known impact. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/growing-wales-school-students-perspectives-and-experiences
 
Title [2020] Jones, I.R. Infographic: WISERD Civil Society Centre key findings 
Description Packs of six bilingual Welsh/English infographic postcards were produced to help explain key findings from WISERD's Civil Society programme. These have been made available to stakeholders and other interested parties at engagement events or on request. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact No known impact. 
 
Title [2021] Power, S. Infographic: Life in Lockdown: Evidence from the 2020 WISERD Education Multi-Cohort Study 
Description Ten bilingual (Welsh/English) infographic postcards produced as a result of the WISERD Education Multi-Cohort Study (WMCS). The postcards help to explain findings on life in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. The WMCS surveyed young people in Years 7-12 about their home learning experiences during summer 2020, what they miss and whether they should be allowed to see friends. In addition to asking about resources for schoolwork, time spent learning and going to school during lockdown, we asked young people about their worries, how they had been helping out during lockdown and their daily habits. We also asked them about changing interests in politics, and knowledge of devolution in the context of different lockdown rules in Wales and England. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact No known impact. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/life-lockdown-evidence-2020-wiserd-education-multi-cohort-study
 
Title [2022] Power, S., Foster, C. and Arman, L. Infographic: Growing up in Wales: the pandemic and beyond: Evidence from the 2021 WISERD Education Multi-Cohort Study 
Description Ten bilingual (Welsh/English) infographic postcards produced as a result of the WISERD Education Multi-Cohort Study (WMCS). The postcards help to explain findings on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on young people's perceptions of learning, assessments and their future. They also cover young people's interest in politics and trust in the COVID-19 vaccine, trust in different professions and issues they most care about. The WMCS surveyed young people in Years 7-12 during 2021. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Not aware of any impact yet. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publication/growing-up-in-wales-the-pandemic-and-beyond-evidence-from-the-wiser...
 
Title [2022] Sanders, A. Video: Mug of Research 
Description A series of bitesize videos aimed at practitioners that share research on the relationship between the voluntary sector and Welsh Government in the time that is takes to have mug of tea. Mug of Research was launched as a way of sharing research in an accessible format for any policy actors interested in the third sector or equalities. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Amy Sanders devised this initiative as a method to share her research findings in a way that suited busy elite professionals working in the field. It has been highlighted as innovative practice by Aberystwyth University's Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research. 
URL https://cwps.aber.ac.uk/resources/mug-of-research/
 
Description Much of WISERD Civil Society research is ongoing and covers a very broad range of issues. These findings are organised under key themes of work..

Labour markets and inequality:
Comparative work in Appalachia and Wales confirms that the mining industry's decline has weakened civic society and the broader social fabric of these areas and this is related to a wide range of health outcomes and inequalities. Moreover, social trust is lower in these coalfield areas and this may have contributed vaccine hesitancy and lower compliance with public health measures.

Research on the garment industry in Pakistan found extreme deficiencies in some of the most basic provisions for worker safety in garment production in Pakistan. Worryingly, in factories where women account for the majority of workers, only three quarters of workers reported that they had access to escape routes that were clear from obstruction. The report concludes that global brands should commit to expanding and implementing the legally binding International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry.

Findings addressing trade union membership show that an increased propensity for union membership in ex-mining areas revealing that particular places can serve as conduits of trade unionism, long after employment within traditional industries has vanished. This is important because our research has also found that insecure working hours is reduced by workplace level employee involvement exercised individually or through collective representation while the strength of employee involvement is associated with innovation. New estimates of trade union membership derived for detailed geographical areas across Great Britain. reveal wide variations in union density across the country and within particular regions. Over the period 2000-2021, union density is shown to vary between 10% in Kensington and Chelsea to 54% in Copeland, Cumbria. Such differences in union membership reflect both the industrial heritage of particular areas and current employment within unionised sectors.

A longitudinal case study of a campaign by Turkish garment workers, seeking remedy for lost earnings and severance payments due factory closure and wage theft illustrates how the workplace is conceptualised as a key 'arena of disarticulation' in the apparel value chain, central in simultaneously embedding and dis-embedding commitments by brands, the state and employers, such that even wages for work done may be denied to workers with relative impunity. This raises questions about the extent to which promises made in abstraction at the international level can hope to guarantee conditions at workplace level.

Analysis of disability-related labour market inequality in the UK during COVID-19 finds that disabled workers face greater COVID-19 economic and health risks pre-pandemic. Moreover, disability gaps in employment and pay exhibit minimal change one year post-pandemic and disabled workers have a markedly larger rise in being temporarily away from work.

Analysis of data from the National Survey for Wales found living in an area where one's group is in the minority is associated with poorer mental health. This is most commonly shown for ethnic groups, but evidence for this also applies to social class. A group density association with mental health was found for cultural but not economic aspects of class.

Removing surgical requirements for transgender people to be able to reassign gender on birth certificates increases the employment of female to male transgender people but has no effect on male to female or gender non-conforming transgender people. Findings on same sex couples in the labour market found that gay cohabitees and lesbians face a wage premium compared to their heterosexual counterparts. Decomposition results revealed that for gay cohabitees this arises due to differences in observable characteristics, while lesbians not only earn significantly more due to differences in their observable characteristics, but they also receive a higher return for these characteristics. However, the findings also showed that legally partnered gay men face barriers to advancement to senior positions.

Community and Access to services:
The Understanding Welsh Places project investigates place dependency and resilience in Wales, demonstrating how dependent or independent towns are on neighbouring places across a series of common public, commercial and social assets. The research investigates the spatial relationships of these dependencies within the context of settlement sizes, local authority types and population movement. The research has become significant with the COVID19 pandemic throwing into sharp relief the spatial inequalities in place resilience in Wales, with some places better positioned to cope with lockdowns than others, especially in the ability for people to stay local when accessing goods and services.

By incorporating multiple travel modes into GIS-derived measures research reveals disparities in access to sport facilities via alternative travel modes at different spatial scales. The research highlights instances where cycling may offer similar access levels to private car travel and demonstrates how active travel and public transport can be used to monitor the provision of recreational opportunities with important implications for policy decisions.

Floating Catchment Area (FCA) accessibility approaches were applied to a dataset of Wales bank branches for the period 2019 to 2021 and cross corroborated with bank closure data collected by the UK consumer group Which? The findings demonstrate how temporal variations in accessibility can be used to examine potential patterns of exclusion that arise from the loss of key services. To understand the full impact of service closures on rural communities any assessment of changes in accessibility needs a holistic approach that considers changes in the transport infrastructure alongside other facets of service provision.

Aggregate-level analysis of social care provision may hide geographical differences in the local provision of care services. WISERD research using geographical modelling techniques can examine local trends in the supply of social care services in relation to potential demand and finds for residential and nursing care beds in Wales for March 2020, a concentration of care home sites in metropolitan areas and in the heavily populated post-industrial valleys in the south-east. But significant demand present in these areas ameliorates concentration scores towards mid-range ratios.

Place-based field investigations of civil society at local level found the concept of civil society is contested and multifaceted while identity, connection with place and the impact of social and spatial boundaries have impact roles to play in the everyday production of civil society during periods of social and economic transformation.

Rights and Citizenship:
Findings based on an analysis of political parties' formative policy record on refugees' and asylum seekers' welfare in party manifestos for state-wide and meso-elections in the UK, 1964-2019 confirm relational contrasts in issue-prioritization and the framing of pledges - between parties and across polities. Analysis of UK and devolved government level of responses to international human rights treaty obligations revealed a raft of shortcomings including a poor monitoring and enforcement, gaps in social protection and discrimination. We have also found that local civil society responses to a "refugee crisis" can be understood not only as instances of hospitality and solidarity but also as practices of locality production.

Discourse analysis of cso s' reports on children's rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (opt) to the UN's monitoring mechanism, the Universal Periodic Review (upr), shows children are affected by a raft of violations including: sexual abuse, violence and inadequate access to health and education. The Israeli state's engagement with the upr, whilst denying responsibility for the opt, raises questions about legitimation and performativity. The documented pathologies are compounded by state repression of civil society.

Analysis of state and civil society organizations' (CSOs) perspectives on the contemporary situation of human rights defenders (HRD) in South Asia using submissions to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the United Nations five-yearly monitoring process, highlights how their engagement is characterized by performativity and legitimation. Analysis of CSOs' UPR discourse reveals that HRDs face a raft of rights violations, including threats, violence and murder. Their work is being curtailed by increasing state restrictions on freedom of association and expression. The malaise is compounded by impunity for offenders, corrupt practices and governments' failure to respond to earlier UPR recommendations. The analysis shows a strong gendered dimension to HRD oppression with women HRDs particularly vulnerable to all types of violation. These findings underline the extension to South Asia of what international analysis elsewhere has dubbed a 'counter-associational revolution', or the rise, spread and contagion of restrictive legislation. This threat to democracy in the region shows that key reforms are urgently required, including measures to ensure the justiciability of the UN Declaration on HRD.

Analysis of the corpus of civil society organizations' (CSO) submissions to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR), reveals how governments' failure to reform the law with respect to LGBT + people in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries is often based on public opposition grounded in religious conservatism. Moreover, the endurance of anti-LGBT + colonial era legislation is shown to underpin a raft of rights pathologies and reinforce prejudice and negative social attitudes. The principal rights breaches stem from systemic institutional discrimination, and include violence, hate crimes and harassment; police malpractice and denial of justice; as well as failings in healthcare and social protection. Analysis of framing in the civil society UPR corpus reveals the personal impacts of on LGBT + people, including criminalization, victimization, stigma, fear and lack of self-worth.

Multidisciplinary research exploring the opportunities and challenges facing civil society in today's India and Bangladesh provides insights into contemporary understanding of citizenship, gender rights and social identities. Our analysis reveals how women's organisations and movements have played a vital role, not just in strengthening women's agency but also in fighting for their rights and enhancing their participation in the public sphere. But women's movements do not necessarily always represent women's issues. This is because many women's movements are often preoccupied with the larger question of equality and justice but are detached from the everyday lived realities and problems of local women. Our analysis also reveals powerful testimony of how Muslim minorities in India and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are subject to ongoing rights violations.

Analysis of a data set of 2500 public petitions on animal welfare, submitted over three terms of the UK parliament showed that, while few directly secure policy change, e-petitions perform valuable legislative functions including campaigning, scrutiny and policy-influencing roles, foremost of which is linkage and fostering citizen engagement in parliamentary business. The research illustrates how, over the past decade, public petitions have significantly contributed to the increasing salience of animal welfare in UK politics.

Analysis of BSAS data found that find that supporters of the Conservative party were by far the most likely to think that Brexit would be good for the NHS. Further analysis of BSAS reveals that workers employed in middling occupations, where both relative wages and employment have fallen, were significantly more likely than workers in high-paying occupations to indicate that the UK's long-term policy should be to leave the EU. This view was particularly noticeable amongst males with middling occupations in the post-recessionary period between 2012 and 2015 and had increased significantly relative to the mainly pre-recessionary period between 2004 and 2008.

A review of the literature suggests that resistance and dissent continue to be marginal to most attempts at understanding the global political economy. Dissent is central to the constitution of power relations in the global political economy. Moreover, the effect of dissent cannot be reduced to the capacity to influence public policy.


Volunteering and participation:
We found the propensity to volunteer was marginally associated with a contextual measure of local voluntary opportunities, but this association was not retained following adjustment for other factors. This suggests that much of the area-level variance in the propensity to volunteer is explained by spatial variations in compositional factors.

Research on third sector representation and participation reveals equalities representation is restricted by institutional expectations for the third sector's unified voice. Furthermore, institutionalist discourses about the 'usual suspects' and scrutiny of the grassroot-professional paradox reveal how Welsh equalities representation is under threat. This analysis reveals the complex interaction of diverging uses of representation and participation that serve to undermine the legitimacy of expert knowledge on inequalities to inform state policy making in favour of populist constructions of the wider citizen voice.

Analysis of the development of the Council of Social Service for Wales finds that the postwar British state did not take over the general governance of voluntary social action; voluntary actors maintained their presence throughout this period the context of relatively weak distinctive civil society institutions, the Welsh Council's resilience was striking. This territorial analysis challenges the focus of previous research on British/UK-level institutions and uncovers a previously largely unresearched set of voluntary action structures which partly counter-balanced statutory reforms, which were presented as 'national' in scope. Though state reforms aimed at de-localising some policies, our analysis underscores continuities in the social service role - and self-conception - of voluntarism, particularly through its relationship to local government around the ideas of partnership and shared working.

Analysis of the National Survey for Wales found that while volunteering was marginally associated with a measure of local voluntary opportunities, hinting that the odds of formal volunteering are greater among those living in areas with more local voluntary organizations, this association was not retained following adjustment for other factors. This suggests that much of the area-level variance in volunteering is explained by spatial variations in compositional factors (i.e. the socio-demographic characteristics of individuals living in a certain place).


Digital Citizenship:
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, 'digital diasporas' worldwide have become more vulnerable with regard to their digital rights and are now facing unprecedented technopolitical risks. Hyperconnected Diasporas - raise concerns about government involvement in diaspora engagement initiatives, and the impact of social media platforms on diasporic citizens' data privacy, ethics, and ownership.

In the European context, emerging digital citizenship regimes may have resulted in nation-state space rescaling, challenging the nation-state's heretofore privileged position as the only natural platform for the monopoly of technopolitical and sensory power. Five emerging digital citizenship regimes have been identified: (i) the globalised and generalisable regime called pandemic citizenship together with four intertwined city-regionalised digital citizenship regimes in certain European nation-states' urban areas; (ii) algorithmic citizenship, which is driven by blockchain and has allowed the implementation of an e-Residency programme in Tallinn; (iii) liquid citizenship, driven by dataism in Barcelona and Amsterdam; (iv) metropolitan citizenship in reaction to Brexit and reshuffled through data co-operatives in Cardiff; and (v) stateless citizenship, driven by devolution and reinvigorated through data sovereignty in Barcelona, Glasgow, and Bilbao.

Drawing on qualitative interviews with moderators of online groups created by EU migrants living in Wales, UK, our findings reveal the diverse and sometimes ambivalent roles played by these groups, acting not only as networks of support for migrants ('communities of interest') but also driven by commercial motives.


Foundational Economy:
Research has explored the principles of the modern foundational economy and its role in renewing citizenship and informing public policy. Findings suggest that foundational economy experiments at different scales can foster radical social innovation through collective, rather than private, consumption. Case studies of initiatives and interventions around policy cornerstones including housing, food supply and water and waste management across Europe highlight the growing relevance of foundational economic thinking and its potential to provide a new political and social outlook on civil society, citizenship and social justice.

A review and stakeholder analysis of food waste suggests that implementing Total Cost Accounting (TCA) may require a simplified supply system to enable a pathway to a functioning True Cost Accounted, sustainable food system. By emphasising the diverse, and often overlooked externalities of the food system, TCA can be informative to all stakeholder groups: It should be used to influence and positively change culture through all points of the food system.

A qualitative study of community supported agriculture (CSA) in the UK found that CSA networks engage not just in business exchange but political activism and advocacy. CSA can be scaled up, out and down via institutionalisation, diffusion and education. The UK CSA network has greatly expanded in size and tactical scope since the Covid pandemic.

A case study of the NWGD found that it was borne of political pragmatism with doubts expressed by participants that this equates to a substantial vision for the future of the North Wales economy. There were concerns that the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act is not embedded within the NWGD and low levels of understanding of foundational sectors. WISERD researchers made recommendations in the report to address these points.

A study of city-region building in the Swansea Bay area suggests this (curtailed) model of economic development will exacerbate combined and uneven development, and furthermore it will not lead to the empowerment of civil society actors to be able to 'formulate an agenda, act and make change'. These issues have been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis, whereby, the very model of urban agglomeration is thrown into question.

Participatory action research in Haringey and Plymouth found that by establishing enduring organisational structures where collective decisions can be made about who owns and manages land and assets, public-common partnerships (PCPs) could bolster already existing efforts to democratise urban development in both cities. As an organisational form, PCPs reframe the 'local' as a politics of proximity and as a new municipalist strategy they are well-suited to contesting the enclosure of urban landscapes.

Scaling up (whether desired or not) is a perennial issue for community-supported agriculture. An investigation of local CSA networks in Wales and Germany shows that local collaboration enables CSAs to integrate their supply chains (scaling out), engage their communities (scaling deep), and participate in food councils (scaling up). Further networking at regional level helps new initiatives start up. The research also reveals competitive tensions between neighbouring CSAs, which constitutes a hitherto unknown challenge to CSA's potential scalability.

A review of the literature found that whilst there are clear overlaps between the concept of the Foundational Economy and other theories of socio-economic development, it can be distinguished through its commitment to (a) a zonal perspective; (b) a focus on maximalist social innovations; and (c) the reconstitution of citizenship. It is argued that the lens of the Foundational Economy facilitates creative explorations of the political economy of alternatives.

Qualitative case studies of different types of cooperatives/Employee Owned Businesses located in low-paid sectors of the economy in Wales: social care, transport and manufacturing confirm several positive employee outcomes emanating from employee ownership. Cooperatives/EOBs can make 'bad' jobs better, albeit depending on the extent, depth and degree of ownership and it is important to note that cooperative models not based on employee ownership are less likely to be associated with positive employee outcomes.

Civil Society and Trust:
WISERD research has shown how the uncertainties of the 21st century present existential challenges to civil society. These include changing modes of governance (through devolution and Brexit), austerity, migration, growing digital divides, issues of (mis)trust and democratic confidence, welfare delivery and the COVID-19 pandemic and the contemporary threat to minority languages and cultures.

Analysis of European Social Survey data suggests that same-sex relationship recognition policies increase the trust that sexual minorities have in the actors and institutions that were integral to the policy change. The findings further suggest the existence of an incentive mechanism for politicians and political parties to follow public policies that reduce structural stigma of minority groups and improve their political trust.

Ethnographic fieldwork and biographical interviews in a post-industrial village in North East Wales reveals the contemporary social and communal significance of the religious dimension in local civil society. Data on social change and participation in the locality include evidence of decline in religious affiliation and practice alongside the persistence of religion in the built environment, family ties, memory, and sense of belonging.

Different territorial welfare mixes on adult social care (ASC) have emerged in the four nations of the UK. An exploration of policy actors' views on their effectiveness in the pandemic with reference to the role of institutions, trust and transparency highlights how the pandemic exposed existing pathologies and the need for reform in all four systems. Notably, the analysis shows how the present market-based tendering systems for allocating ASC contracts undermine inter-personal and institutional trust and compromise care quality. The wider significance of this lies in showing the pivotal role of trust during the emergency and that post-pandemic welfare reform needs to embed trust-building measures to deliver effective care.


Education:
Analysis of school online teaching in Wales during the Covid pandemic by means of the Hwb Digital Learning Platform found that during the lockdown, pupils and staff are more engaged with Hwb, with a peak in April 2020, however, engagement varied significantly not only across school sectors but also between Consortia and within them.

Free School Meals (FSM) has commonly been used as a proxy for economic disadvantage or low socio-economic background within educational research in the UK. However, with the offer of FSM being expanded alternative measures are required. Our descriptive results show that not all pupils who are eligible for FSM are captured by the Census measures. Our findings indicate that socio-economic indicators from the Census - namely highest household qualification, approximated social grade and economic inactivity - all behave in a similar fashion to that of the proxy measure, FSM in association with pupil attainment.
Exploitation Route Our work is ongoing and we are building further research and analysis on these findings
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other

URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Description WISERD is building on the work undertaken under ES/L009099/1 to extend and deepen the impact it has already achieved and to create new forms of impact through its current programme of research. These are still early days for the workpackages under ES/S012435/1 to produce specific impact narratives but the Centre as a whole has achieved instrumental, conceptual and capacity building impact in the following areas: Outputs, Outcomes, Impact Covid 19: In agreement with the ESRC, WISERD adapted and repurposed its research to focus on the impacts of Covid-19 across a range of fields including civil society, education, labour markets, health and social care and geographical inequalities. Outputs - see WISERD Covid-19 report: policy responses and social consequences as well as a series of academic papers highlighting the impact of Covid in particular areas relevant to WISERD's research programme. Outcomes - providing written evidence to government, representation on govt committees and working with a range of policy actors. Impact - this body of work has had substantial impact on social and economic policy initiatives in Wales as well as public service provision. For example WISERD researchers have developed a corpus of research on trust, human rights, welfare and the third sector and evidence provided by the research team was used to inform a 2021 report and recommendations by the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee on the Impact of Covid-19 on the voluntary sector. Children and Schools: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on children is one of the most important issues researchers and policy-makers currently face. WISERD research has been repurposed to examine the impact of lockdown on learning and attendance and well-being. Outputs - WISERD has produced a series of infographic postcards to provide an accessible summary of the findings for professionals and other key stakeholders. Impact - this research has received significant media coverage and is providing evidence to inform Welsh Government policy on access to education during and beyond the Covid crisis. The Foundational Economy: WISERD's work on the Foundational Economy has informed a growing body of research and engagement. Outputs - a growing range of books, academic papers and blogs on empirical research undertaken across key foundational sectors at micro- meso and macro scales. Outcomes - WISERD has supported a Wales Foundational Economy Network that brings together interested parties across Wales including academics, think tanks, housing associations, environmental groups and community organisations. Impact - these activities have influenced Welsh Government thinking in this area leading in 2019 to the Welsh Government committing £4.5 to a Foundational Economy Challenge Fund to support a series of experimental projects to test how to best support the foundational economy and which Government interventions work best and a further tranche of £3m in funding was announced in January 2021. The network has developed into a limited company Foundational Economy Ltd and a membership organisation Foundational Alliance Wales - both of which continue to be partners with WISERD on events and policy engagement. Spatial Inequalities: A now large body of work has been undertaken on spatial inequalities and advanced GIS methods. Outputs: Series of academic papers, presentations, reports and blogs applying these advanced methods to specific issues form access to financial services, transport, disability and care. Outcomes - various forms of engagement Welsh government, Senedd, third sector and charities. Impact - research in collaboration with Tenovus Cancer Care is helping to ensure the provision of cancer treatment closer to patients' homes by extending the reach of mobile services. This work will allow Tenovus to treat patients closer to home, extend the reach of services, and help reduce the stress, anxiety and fatigue to the patient. Professor Gary Higgs received a USW Impact Award for this research. Data and open social science: The WISERD data portal and data integration programme is now well established and is making new data available to a wider community of interests. Outputs - Papers, reports and blogs on the data available and how to make use of it. Outcomes - a partnership with the Institute of Welsh Affairs and the Carnegie UK Trust together with funding from the Wales Innovation Network has led to an update and expansion to Understanding Welsh Places which is a bilingual website that presents information on the economy, demographic make-up and local services of more than 300 places in Wales in a quick and easy format. Impact - this was welcomed by the Welsh Government as an important resource for their Transforming Towns Agenda, by the IWA as a means of tracking the impact of Covid on local communities and by the Carnegie Trust as a means for local communities to renew the social, environmental and economic fabric of their neighbourhoods. Heritage and Policy Research: Outputs - series of papers on historiography of civil society organisations in Wales. Outcomes - Work in partnership with the Wales Council for Voluntary Organisations (WCVA) and The National Library of Wales has created a historically significant digital archive of the Annual Reports of WCVA and its predecessor organisations. Impact - WISERD has made this resource publicly and freely available for academic researchers and publics.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description [2019 to 2020] Dickson, C. Masters in Data Science (MSc). University of South Wales
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This two year masters of Data Science was taught through a series of practical classes and workshops providing the fundamentals of applied statistics, computing technology, programming and data base systems.
 
Description [2019-03-18] Calzada, I. Participation in panel at The Future of Urban Living Post Pandemic Consultation. St Georges House
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Dr Igor Calzada was invited to attend the consultation due to his expertise. Consultation participants represented a unique gathering of perspectives and experience from across different geographies, sectors and subject areas. This report represents the collective insights of the participants.
URL https://www.stgeorgeshouse.org/past_consultations/the-future-of-urban-living/
 
Description [2019-12-18] Hampton, J.M. TCB Event: An Introduction to Q Method and Q Analysis. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one-day course was delivered by WISERD academic Dr Jennifer May Hampton, in Cardiff. The course was designed to provide participants with an understanding of the basic principles of Q methodology And Q analysis. The workshop was split into two halves, Part 1, entitled 'Q method: An introduction' and Part 2, entitled 'Q-analysis: An introduction in R'. By the end of the day, participants should have gained the knowledge and ability to begin to design, administer, analyse and interpret their own Q method projects. The course was aimed at researchers interested in exploring an alternative option to traditional survey designs. 9 delegates were booked onto the course.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-introduction-q-method
 
Description [2020-02-26] Jones, I.R. TCB Event: Data Visualisation and Infographic Design. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This full-day, hands on workshop introduced the fundamentals of data visualisation and infographic design and involved both theory as well as exercises to enable attendees to explore ideas to enable visual communication of information and data. The course considered all the factors that have an impact on the infographic - design, insight, audience, and platform. 16 delegates attended the course.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-data-visualisation-and-infographic-design
 
Description [2020-02-27] Jones, I.R. TCB Event: Data Visualisation and Infographic Design. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This full-day, hands on workshop introduced the fundamentals of data visualisation and infographic design and involved both theory as well as exercises to enable attendees to explore ideas to enable visual communication of information and data. The course considered all the factors that have an impact on the infographic - design, insight, audience, and platform. 20 delegates attended the course.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-data-visualisation-and-infographic-design
 
Description [2020-08-30] Hampton, J.M. Citation by Delyth Jewell MS in Plaid Cymru Statement. Plaid Cymru
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.partyof.wales/wellbeing_young_people_llesiant_pobl_ifanc
 
Description [2020-10] Chaney, P. Call for evidence - Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the voluntary sector. Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee, Senedd Cymru
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description [2020-10] Chaney, P. Review of human rights. Welsh Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description [2020-11-11] Jones, N. and Collins, S. TCB Event: Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2019 - What does WIMD measure and how can it be used? Online.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This online workshop was delivered by Nia Jones and Samantha Collins, Welsh Government. It informed users about WIMD 2019 - what WIMD is; data developments in 2019; results; uses of WIMD and products that Welsh Government has published. As a result of this event users were better informed about this useful social research tool and WISERD had further strengthened its relationship with Welsh Government. 18 people attended.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-welsh-index-multiple-deprivation-wimd-2019-what-does-wimd-mea...
 
Description [2020-11-18] Feilzer, M. TCB Event: Mixing Methods: Paradigms, principles, and practicalities. Online.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact "This online workshop was 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. The workshop provided a thorough grounding to those planning to use mixed data sources in their research and highlighted theoretical debates underpinning the use of different methodological approaches. At the end of the workshop, participants had greater confidence in engaging with mixed methods research. 22 people attended."
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-mixing-methods-paradigms-principles-and-practicalities
 
Description [2020-11] Chaney, P. and Sophocleous, C. Written evidence submitted to inquiry on the impact of COVID 19 on social welfare. Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee, Senedd Cymru
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description [2020-12-11] Mann, R. TCB Event: Doing Qualitative Interviews Online. Online.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This online workshop helped participants to reflect on the opportunities and challenges associated with online qualitative interviewing. Speakers offered some insights and reflections for researchers about switching from face to face to online interviewing due to Covid19. The session helped to further understanding of the challenges and opportunities of virtual qualitative research and helped researchers to make choices concerning the use of online technologies to collect qualitative data. 18 people attended.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-doing-qualitative-interviews-online
 
Description [2021-02] Chaney, P. and Sophocleous, C. Citation in 'Impact of Covid-19 on the voluntary sector'. Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee, Welsh Parliament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://senedd.wales/media/d4jh52zz/cr-ld14075-e.pdf
 
Description [2021-03] Jones, M. Member of Commons Select Committee enquiry into the disability employment gap. Work and Pensions Committee, UK Parliament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact An online Work and Pensions Select Committee Enquiry looking into the disability employment gap. Melanie Jones was an advisor at this committee and was able to influence policy on a reduced disability employment gap.
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5802/cmselect/cmworpen/189/18902.htm
 
Description [2021-03] Sophocleous, C. Written evidence submitted to White Paper on Social Care Consultation. Welsh Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description [2021-04-13] Orford, S. GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2021 Early Career Researcher Workshop. Online
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The Early Career Researcher Workshop took place prior to the GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2021 Annual Conference and was organised by Scott Orford and the GISRUK conference committee. 'Early Career Researcher' is a generic term for students and researchers at an early stage of their career. Those attending this workshop benefitted from training on undertaking research, including co-producing research, writing publications, writing grants and applying for funding; and career advice, including tips on writing GIS CVs, the AGI ECR Network and learning from the experiences of GIS professionals who work using GIS in academia and the public and private sectors.
URL http://cardiff.gisruk.org/
 
Description [2021-05-27 to 2021-05-28] Feilzer, M. TCB Event: Analysing and Presenting Mixed Methods Research. Online
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop provided an in-depth discussion of analytical processes and considerations of mixed methods research. It encouraged participants to use their own quantitative and qualitative datasets to explore data analyses principles and logics, to practice data triangulation and data integration, and to consider the presentation of mixed methods research. The course was suitable for post-graduate and early career researchers who have designed a mixed methods research project and are at the stage of data analyses and presentation of findings. An understanding of research paradigms, mixed methods research design and quantitative and qualitative data collection was required for the workshop. Participants were able to draw on their own data or use the data that was provided. They needed to have access to quantitative and qualitative data and software packages of their choice such SPSS and NVivo. The course was delivered by Martina Feilzer, Professor and WISERD Co-Director, Bangor University.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/analysing-and-presenting-mixed-methods-research
 
Description [2021-06-14] Pascal, N.H. TCB Event: Co-production in Research. Online
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course introduced participants to the principles of co-production and provided practical examples of how these can be applied in the conduct of academic research. The course was primarily aimed at social science researchers who are interested in, but have no current experience of, co-production in research. It was delivered by Niccola Hutchinson Pascal, Head of the Co-Production Collective - a community that is a part of the Engagement Team within University College London (UCL) Culture.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/co-production-research
 
Description [2021-06-22] Jones, I.R. TCB Event: Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data. Online
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This WISERD TCB event was run by Nick Bearman. This two part introductory course was aimed at researchers and public sector workers who were new to GIS and to those who worked in the public sector with GIS but wanted to know more about QGIS. The course gave an overview on how GIS worked and what can and can not be done with spatial data.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-introduction-qgis-understanding-and-presenting-spatial-data
 
Description [2021-07-01] Orford, S., Jones, S. and Dickson, C. TCB Event: Using UK data portals to find and evaluate data for social science research. Online
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact An NCRM course organised in collaboration with WISERD. This workshop guided participants through the benefits of using web-based data portals as data discovery and evaluation tools. Part one consisted of a broad introduction to data portals, their purpose and their main functionality. We then introduced key data portals for the UK, using three case study examples. In the second part of the workshop, we provided a worked example of using a data portal as a data discovery tool, using the WISERD DataPortal as an example. We also provided delegates with a catalogue of key UK data portals as a resource help them find data portals relevant to their research. Good feedback, including questions relating to the WISERD DataPortal and where to find specific datasets, was received in the Question and Answer session. Participants reported that the course improved their understanding of UK data portals, and helped them identify portals which would be useful to their research.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/ncrm-training-using-uk-data-portals-find-and-evaluate-data-social-scienc...
 
Description [2021-09-14] and [2021-10-07] Lumsden, K. TCB Event: Participatory Action Research. Online
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This online workshop was delivered by Dr Karen Lumsden, University of Nottingham. It was designed to introduce participants to Participatory Action Research (PAR). It was aimed at PhD students, academics and social researchers who already have a basic understanding of qualitative research methods, but who wish to delve into the method of PAR, and to involve and empower individuals and communities in their research projects. By the end of the two sessions, participants would be able to: 1) Demonstrate knowledge of the origin, history and theories of PAR and how it relates to qualitative methods; 2) Conduct their own PAR study following the various 'stages' of PAR; 3) Be aware of the ethical and practical considerations of PAR, including working as a team and building rapport with participants and communities involved in a PAR study.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-participatory-action-research
 
Description [2021-09-16 to 2021-09-17] Berry, R. TCB Event: Automating map production in QGIS. Online
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Participants learnt how to automatically generate a batch of multiple maps from a single map layout template in QGIS, using the QGIS Atlas tool. Anyone who uses QGIS to produce maps is likely to have the need to create a series of maps of the same theme for multiple regions / points of interest. The 'manual' way of approaching this is to set-up a different map design template (QGIS Print Layout) for each geographical feature (e.g. region or point) in the database, but this can be a time-consuming and error-prone process, and multiple maps cannot be easily updated if changes to the design are required. The Atlas-based method requires only one map layout per theme, which has major advantages for improving the speed and quality of map production in certain circumstances - is it not always the optimal solution, and the limitations of this approach were highlighted during the session. Participants were able to work on two different case studies to develop their map automation skills using QGIS Atlas: firstly Basic topographic mapping of multiple regions (e.g. parishes, districts) and secondly Automation of socio-economic data mapping at local authority level (e.g. Index of Multiple Deprivation). By the end of the course participants had the skills and knowledge to be able to automate the production of maps in QGIS using their own data. This event was delivered by Dr. Robert Berry, Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/automating-map-production-qgis
 
Description [2021-10-06] Hampton, J.M. Citation by Delyth Jewell MS in Plenary debate on mental health. Senedd Cymru
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://record.assembly.wales/Plenary/12454#C380246
 
Description [2021-10-06] and [2021-10-13] Jones, I.R. TCB Event: Social Network Analysis. Online
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This two-half day online training event is led by Dr Diarmuid McDonnell, University of the West of Scotland. It was aimed at researchers and analysts from any disciplinary background interested in employing network analysis for social science research purposes. Vast swathes of our social interactions and personal behaviours are now conducted online and/or captured digitally. Thus, computational methods for collecting, cleaning and analysing data are an increasingly important component of a social scientist's toolkit. Social Network Analysis (SNA) offers a rich and insightful methodological approach for uncovering and understanding social structures, relations and networks of association. This training series introduces participants to core concepts, data structures, and methods of analysis associated with SNA. The training consists of a mix of lectures, coding demonstrations, practical exercises, and group discussions. The training is suitable for individuals new to SNA and looking to gain a good grounding in the fundamentals of this methodology.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-social-network-analysis
 
Description [2021-10-20] Davies, R., Bryson, A. and Jones, S. Launch of 2021 revision to the UnionMaps webtool
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact The updated service accompanied a presentation at the PrOPEL Hub webinar. Favourable comments were received via Social Media following its launch, including comments from field experts and professional practitioners, such as: 1) "Really interesting new union data mapping tool showing union density, union presence, union coverage and collective pay agreement coverage by UK local authority area"; 2) "Well this is a little bit genius. Nice one folks!"; and, 3) "Ah when the thing you wished existed comes into existence :) Great work, well done to all involved. Please loop me in on any discussions about how it will be used!". UnionMaps website received 4,000 additional hits during the week following the launch event.
URL https://twitter.com/tomhunt100/status/1450798377252397058
 
Description [2021-10-21] Jenkins, J. Appointed to lead the independent commission into the future of standards of work, employment rights and devolution in Wales. TUC Wales, Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description [2021-10-21] Wallace, C., Elliott, E. and Davies, M. TCB Event: Group Concept Mapping. Online
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This online session was designed to introduce participants to Group Concept Mapping (GCM) and was aimed at PhD students, academics and social researchers across all fields. The workshop took delegates through the process of conducting a GCM study from both the researcher and participant perspective and demonstrated the utility of this method in a variety of contexts. It was delivered by Professor Carolyn Wallace, Megan Elliott and Dr Mark Davies, University of South Wales.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-group-concept-mapping
 
Description [2021-11-02] Chenoweth, K. TCB Event: How to write a blog post. Online
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Dr Katy Chenoweth, Head of Innovation and Development within The Conversation's Universal Impact team, delivered a training and capacity building event on how to write blog posts. This was organised in partnership with the Learned Society of Wales Early Career Network.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-how-write-blog-posts
 
Description [2021-12] Jenkins, J. Presentation on devolution to the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales. Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description [2021] Hampton, J.M. Member of Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre's Rapid Review advisory board. Health and Care Research Wales, Welsh Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
URL https://healthandcareresearchwales.org/about-research-community/wales-covid-19-evidence-centre
 
Description [2021] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Contribution to Audit Wales' report on Regenerating Town Centres in Wales. Audit Wales
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://www.audit.wales/publication/regenerating-town-centres-wales
 
Description [2022-02-02] Jenkins, J. Consultation with Welsh Government Social Partnership Forum. Welsh Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description [2022-03-12] Jenkins, J. Presentation on Fair Work at Welsh Labour Conference 2022. Welsh Labour Party
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
URL https://www.welshlabour.wales/conference-2022/
 
Description [2022-05-24] Hurdley, R. and Quinn, K. TCB Event: Drawing in Research. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This in-person two day training provided an overview of the use of drawing in social sciences, focusing particularly on the turn towards 'live sociology' and creative ethnographic methods in recent years.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/event/training-and-capacity-building-drawing-in-research/
 
Description [2022-06-08] Jones, I.R. TCB Event: Data Visualisation and Infographic Design. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This event was a full day hands-on workshop introducing the fundamentals of data visualisation and infographic design.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/event/training-and-capacity-building-data-visualisation-and-infographic-design/
 
Description [2022-06-21] Saville, C., Thomas, D.R. and Mann, R. Presentation of findings on vaccine hesitancy. Vaccine Equity Committee, Welsh Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
URL https://research.bangor.ac.uk/portal/en/researchactivities/presenting-to-welsh-governments-vaccine-e...
 
Description [2022-06] Sophocleous, C. Written evidence submitted to White Paper on A More Equal Wales: Strengthening Social Partnership. Senedd Cymru
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.wales/social-partnership-and-public-procurement-wales-bill
 
Description [2022-07-21] Jenkins, J. Convened a constitutional panel to gain expert constitutional guidance on the WTUC Commission Report. Wales Centre for Public Policy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description [2022-09-26] Jones, M. Submission of evidence to government enquiry Plan for jobs and employment support. Work and Pensions Committee, UK Parliament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact In response to written evidence on the impact of the pandemic on disability-related inequality, a co-author (Kim Hoque) was invited to, and gave, oral evidence to the committee.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/call-for-evidence/2689
 
Description [2022-11-03] Sabel, C., Jones, I.R. and Morgan, K. Meeting with Joint Chairs of the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales. Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact The discussion drew on Professor Sabel's work on educational reforms in Finland, and ranged from electoral reform to policy change in different sectors and the potential for Wales to build a more open and deliberative form of governance based on some of the ideas and practical examples he gave. The concept of humble government was subsequently cited in the commissions interim report
URL https://www.gov.wales/independent-commission-on-the-constitutional-future-of-wales-interim-report
 
Description [2022-11-16] Jones, I.R. TCB Event: Introduction to Advance Qualitative Methods. Online
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This training event offered a map of advanced qualitative research, explaining developments across the dimensions of data modes, means of collection and analytic process.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/event/training-and-capacity-building-introduction-to-advance-qualitative-method...
 
Description [2022-11-23] Jones, I.R. TCB Event: Online Qualitative Interviewing. Online
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course was of benefit to researchers who are new to qualitative research methods, and to those who already have a basic understanding of qualitative research methods but are new to conducting qualitative interviews in online settings.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/event/training-and-capacity-building-online-qualitative-interviewing/
 
Description [2022] Jenkins, J. TCB: Training of practitioners in the application of research methods. Clean Clothes Campaign, Pakistan
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description [2019-08 to 2021-03] Taylor, C. Research Grant: WISERD Education Data Lab. Welsh Government
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description [2019-11 to 2021-04] Jenkins, J. Research Grant: Data and Shared Learning. Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), ESRC
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 [2020-01 to 2020-12] Orford, S. Research Grant: Understanding Welsh Places 2. Welsh Government and the Carnegie UK Trust
Amount £22,206 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description [2020-01 to 2021-06] Taylor, C. Research Grant: Comparison of educational performance across the UK. Nuffield Foundation
Amount £19,183 (GBP)
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 06/2021
 
Description [2020-01 to 2024-12] Power, S. Research Training Partnership: National Centre for Research Methods 2020-2024. UKRI
Amount £2,800,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T000066/1 
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2024
 
Description [2020-05 to 2022-04] Power, S. Research Grant: Education Multi Cohort Study. Welsh Government
Amount £245,758 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 04/2022
 
Description [2020-06 to 2020-08] Hampton, J.M. Research Grant: Hafan Cymru Spectrum Project Evaluation
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 08/2020
 
Description [2020-08 to 2021-03] Davies, R., Hampton, J.M. and Taylor, C. Research Grant: Ser Cymru: Tackling COVID-19. Welsh Government
Amount £49,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description [2020-08 to 2021-07] Muddiman, E. Research Grant: Working co-operatively for sustainable and just food system transformations in Wales: 2040. ESRC
Amount £3,575 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 07/2021
 
Description [2020-10 to 2022-10] Taylor, C. Research Grant: International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO). ESRC
Amount £1,999,854 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 10/2022
 
Description [2020-10 to 2024-09] Jones, M. Studentship: An examination of the socio-economic consequences of the diagnosis of, and recovery from, cancer in the UK. PhD2019-27, Tenovus
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PhD2019-27 
Organisation Tenovus Cancer Care 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 09/2024
 
Description [2021-01 to 2021-09] Davies, R. Research Grant: Operationalising Labour Rights in Pakistan - Occupational Health and Safety Project
Amount £10,280 (GBP)
Organisation Clean Clothes Campaign 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Netherlands
Start 01/2021 
End 09/2021
 
Description [2021-01 to 2021-09] Taylor, C. Research Grant: WISERD Education Data Lab 2019-2021. Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
Amount £24,972 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 09/2021
 
Description [2021-01 to 2021-12] Blackaby, D., Drinkwater, S., Jones, M. and O'Leary, N. Research Grant: Understanding the Ethnic Pay Gap in the Public Sector. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Amount £38,100 (GBP)
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Description [2021-01 to 2021-12] Thomas, I. Research Grant: Disentangling the effect of case management models per components - a systematic review. Centre for Homelessness Impact
Amount £5,422 (GBP)
Organisation Centre for Homelessness Impact 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Description [2021-01 to 2022-01] Elias, A. and Wall, M. Research Grant: Creating Wales's Constitutional Future. Wales Studies Research Workshop Grant, Learned Society of Wales
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation Learned Society of Wales 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 01/2022
 
Description [2021-01 to 2022-03] Taylor, C. Research Grant: WISERD Education Data Lab NSERE 2021-22. NSERE, Education Directorate, Welsh Government
Amount £96,951 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description [2021-02 to 2022-03] Huxley, K. Research Grant: Career Wales Data Linkage Feasibility Study. Welsh Government
Amount £44,992 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description [2021-03 to 2022-02] Woods, M. Research Grant: Civil Society in Turbulent Times: Exploring Connections, Comparison & Capacity-building in Ireland and Wales. Ireland/Wales Networking Grant Competition, ESRC-IRC
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 02/2022
 
Description [2021-03 to 2022-02] Woods, M. Research Grant: UK and Ireland Rural Futures Project. Ireland/Wales Networking Grant Competition, ESRC-IRC
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 02/2022
 
Description [2021-04 to 2022-03] Davies, R. Research Grant: ADR Wales Extension. ESRC
Amount £465,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description [2021-05 to 2021-11] Bonfert, B. Travel: Global Food Security Programme. United Kingdom Research and Innovation
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 11/2021
 
Description [2021-07 to 2025-10] Orford, S. Research Grant: NERC Digital Solutions Hub. Natural Environment Research Council
Amount £7,991,684 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/W001985/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 10/2025
 
Description [2021-09 to 2023-03] Davies, R. Research Grant: Communities for Work Evaluation. Welsh Government
Amount £15,484 (GBP)
Funding ID C285/2020/2021 
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 03/2023
 
Description [2021-09 to 2024-09] Wincott, D. Research Grant: Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit. The Legal Education Foundation
Amount £230,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Legal Education Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 09/2024
 
Description [2022-01 to 2022-03] Mann, R. Research Grant: Covid and the Coalfields: Vaccine Hesitancy in Wales and Appalachia. COVID-19 Recovery: Building Future Pandemic Preparedness and Understanding Citizen Engagement in the USA and UK.
Amount £39,717 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 03/2022
 
Description [2022-03 to 2022-07] Heley, J., Williams, H. and Sauze, C. Research Grant: Losing the Last Bank in Town. Rural Futures Hub Pump Priming Funding
Amount £4,763 (GBP)
Organisation Aberystwyth University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 07/2022
 
Description [2022-03 to 2022-07] Woods, M., Jones, R., Fraser, M., Hopwood, M., Morris, W., Plotnikova, M. and Talbot, M. Research Grant: Developing the Concept of Regenerative Tourism for Rural Wales. Rural Futures Hub Pump Priming Funding
Amount £4,472 (GBP)
Organisation Aberystwyth University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 07/2022
 
Description [2022-04 to 2022-07] Elias, A. Research Grant: Creating Constitutional Futures. Research Wales Innovation Funding
Amount £18,000 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2022 
End 07/2022
 
Description [2022-04 to 2026-03] Davies, R. and Taylor, C. Research Grant: Administrative Data Research Centre Wales
Amount £2,285,310 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/W012227/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2022 
End 03/2026
 
Description [2022-07 to 2023-03] Mann, R. Research Grant: Covid-19's transition to endemicity in Wales and Kentucky: Understanding attitudes and behaviours that will lead to more resilient societies. Impact Acceleration Award
Amount £42,000 (GBP)
Organisation Bangor University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2022 
End 03/2023
 
Description [2022-09 to 2023-01] Blakely, H. Travel/small personal: ReWAGE Advisory Group
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Warwick 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2022 
End 01/2023
 
Description [2022-09 to 2024-08] Jones, R.D. and Heley, J. Research Grant: Living Brexit in Rural Britain: migration and rural communities.
Amount £171,557 (GBP)
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2022 
End 08/2024
 
Description [2022-10 to 2026-09] Jones, M. Studentship: Remote working: exploring regional variation and socio-economic inequalities. DTP Collaborative Studentship, ESRC with the Welsh Government
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2022 
End 09/2026
 
Description [2023-02 to 2025-07] Felstead, A., Huxley, K. and Davies, R. Research Grant: Skills and Employment Survey 2023: Continuity and Change
Amount £1,799,992 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/X007987/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2023 
End 07/2025
 
Description [2023-02 to 2025-07] Felstead, A., Huxley, K. and Davies, R. Research Grant: Skills and Employment Survey 2023: Continuity and Change
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/X007987/1 
Organisation Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2023 
End 07/2025
 
Description [2023-02 to 2025-07] Felstead, A., Huxley, K. and Davies, R. Research Grant: Skills and Employment Survey 2023: Continuity and Change. Department for Education
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 21-22/035 
Organisation Department for Education 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2023 
End 07/2025
 
Description [2023-04 to 2023-12] Calzada, I. Research Grant: Welsh and Basque Cooperation Workshop
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 14-HASS-22 Calzada 
Organisation Learned Society of Wales 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2023 
End 12/2023
 
Title [2019] Davies, R. and Jones, S. UnionMaps web application 
Description UnionMaps is an online tool that supports examination of union membership for small geographical areas. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This tool allows users to explore a range of metrics associated with union membership at Local Authority Division level for the UK. These data are not available elsewhere and its publication was met with a favourable response from interested parties. 
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/unionmaps
 
Title [2020] Sanders, A. Face value: recruitment lessons in online interviews 
Description This work involved the production of an internal WISERD report on extant understanding of conducting online research interviews during a pandemic. This then informed our methodological approach going forward. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Reflections from WISERD colleagues about the original internal paper, combined with consultation with key research participants, led to the development of new approaches to recruitment for online interviews. This was then developed into a methods paper which is currently under submission to a journal article. 
 
Title [2022] Evans, R., Lewis, J. and Hacking, N. Installation of a high-quality air pollution monitor 
Description In August 2022 WISERD researchers (Professor Rob Evans, Dr Jamie Lewis and Dr Nick Hacking), along with members of the Barry Citizen Science Group, oversaw the installation of a high-quality air pollution monitor. The research team have spent the last year working with group members, putting together an active network of citizen scientists operating DIY air quality kits, and collecting and analysing the resulting data. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The research team have spent the last year working with group members, putting together an active network of citizen scientists operating DIY air quality kits, and collecting and analysing the resulting data. 
 
Title [2020] Chaney, P. and Sophocleous, C. Online Archive of Wales Council for Voluntary Action Annual Reports 1934-2019 
Description Online archive of Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) Annual Reports developed in conjunction with Nation Library of Wales. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact There are two aspects to note. First, this is a resource for the third sector and researchers to access - it is free of charge and a comprehensive data source that has been developed in cooperation with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action. Second, it is being added to the catalogue of the National Library for Wales (one of the UK's copyright libraries). It will therefore be available to future generations. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/research/research-projects/digital-archive-annual-reports
 
Title [2021] Hampton, J.M. and Sandu, A. Linked Hwb Digital Learning Platform data and PLASC data 
Description Linked administrative data from the Welsh Government's Hwb Digital Learning Platform and the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) at the aggregate (school) level. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Linkage of the data allowed the team to identify and examine patterns in change of usage of the Welsh Government's Hwb digital learning platform during the national school closures. This allowed us to answer research questions about variation in usage of the digital learning platform during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
URL https://wiserd-data-dashboard.azurewebsites.net/en/hwb
 
Title [2021] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Repurposing Understanding Welsh Places research data for Audit Wales 
Description A subset of the data collated as part of the Understanding Welsh Places project was provided to Audit Wales for analysis. This included data on community assets, demographic characteristics and geographic data for places in Wales. The Understanding Welsh Places project's classifications of places were also included. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The analysis Audit Wales conducted using this dataset resulted in two webinars, a written report, a blog, a data analytics tool and a self-evaluation toolkit, all entitled 'Regenerating Town Centres in Wales'. 
URL https://www.audit.wales/publication/regenerating-town-centres-wales
 
Title [2021] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Repurposing Understanding Welsh Places research data for Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion and Building Communities Trust 
Description A subset of the data collated as part of the Understanding Welsh Places project was reaggregated to Lower Super Output Area and Middle Super Output Area and provided to the Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion for analysis. This included data on community assets for places in Wales, such as school places and numbers of GPs, dentists and generative businesses. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Formal outcomes have not yet been released. However, the Building Communities Trust cited that access to these data sets 'has proven to be a valuable addition adding to the breadth, depth and robustness of our research aimed at improving policy and funding to those communities in Wales who most need it.' 
 
Title [2022] Davies, R., Bryson, A. and Jones, S. Geographical Variations in Trade Union Membership: 2022 Edition - Statistical Compendia 
Description This compendia provides easier access to the data contained within the Research Note entitled Geographical Variations in Trade Union Membership: 2022 Edition, and also displayed via the UnionMaps interactive web application. The dataset contains metrics measuring trade union membership across regions and local authority districts in the UK. Metrics include union density, presence, coverage and collective pay agreement. Data are derived from the Labour Force Survey and the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, which were accessed via the Secure Lab at the UK Data Service whose support is gratefully acknowledged. This work uses research datasets which may not exactly reproduce National Statistics aggregates. The use of these data does not imply the endorsement of the Office for National Statistics, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy or the UK Data Service at the UK Data Archive in relation to the interpretation or analysis of the data. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not aware of any impact yet. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publication/geographical-variations-in-trade-union-membership-2022-edition-stat...
 
Description [2019 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Higgs, G. Collaboration: Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) 
Organisation Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration involves regular meetings with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action's (WCVA) policy and strategy leads. WISERD is contributing support to WCVA (and the Cancer Charity MacMillan) by funding and line managing a Post-doctoral Research Fellow. Professor Paul Chaney also provided the WCVA with a review of the academic research literature on voluntarism that informed the WCVA's future strategy and workplan.
Collaborator Contribution The WCVA support various WISERD activities, including presenting at events and seminars, and supporting the WISERD annual conference.
Impact Impacts include the appointment of a Post-doctoral Research Fellow and a review of academic research literature on voluntarism. The latter informed the WCVA's published future strategy and workplan.
Start Year 2019
 
Description [2019 ongoing] Jones, S. Collaboration: Senedd Research, Senedd Cymru 
Organisation Welsh Parliament
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As part of this collaboration, Samuel Jones is responsible for providing expertise to the Senedd in both utilising and analysing geographical information - increasing Senedd Research's capacity to produce outputs and to respond to Member and Committee enquiries/inquiries which have a geographical context. He also has the responsibility for maintaining the Senedd's geographic datasets and GIS software and assisting with other areas of work, such as manipulating large datasets and web scraping.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating with colleagues in Senedd Research gives WISERD access to experts working across a variety of policy-relevant subject areas in Wales, including health and social policy, education and lifelong learning, environment and transport, the economy, communities and local government, and external and constitutional affairs, as well as the statisticians and data analysts in the finance and statistics team. Working alongside these experts offers both formal and informal opportunities for their knowledge to feed into WISERD's research, either directly or indirectly. The Senedd also provides a clear pathway to impact for WISERD's research. For example, by offering access to policymakers through the Senedd's Committees, which are responsible for scrutinising Welsh Government, or by offering possibilities to publish work through Senedd Research's blog, which has a high level of readership amongst policymakers, professional practitioners and the general public, particularly in Wales. As well as access to expertise and policymakers, the Senedd also provides access to datasets which WISERD would not otherwise have access to.
Impact Key outcomes of this collaboration have included an academic fellowship which applied GIS techniques developed as part of WISERD's research to investigate changing access to banking services in Wales. This fed into the Senedd's Business Committee's work on changes to banking provision in Wales and was presented to the Committee as well as published in a Senedd Research blog. Other impact have included contributions from a data and analysis perspective to a range of Member enquiries, to the development of the Find My Member of the Senedd website tool, to the Youth Parliament project, and as part of Citizen Engagement consultations.
Start Year 2019
 
Description [2019 to 2020] Sophocleous, C., Chaney, P. and Wincott, D. Collaboration: Wales Council for Voluntary Action and the National Library of Wales 
Organisation National Library of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Establishing the link between the organisations to enable the digitisation of WCVA annual reports dating back to the 1930s. WISERD also provided the platform and expertise for hosting the reports by creating the online digital archive on the WISERD website.
Collaborator Contribution The WCVA provided access to their archive of annual reports, dating back to the 1930s. The National Library for Wales digitised these reports, providing them to WISERD for inclusion in the digital archive. The National Library for Wales have also included links to the WISERD digital archive in their library catalogue.
Impact Created an online digital archive of WCVA annual reports, dating back to the 1930s. This resource will be useful for Welsh Third Sector organisations today and in future.
Start Year 2019
 
Description [2019 to 2020] Sophocleous, C., Chaney, P. and Wincott, D. Collaboration: Wales Council for Voluntary Action and the National Library of Wales 
Organisation Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Establishing the link between the organisations to enable the digitisation of WCVA annual reports dating back to the 1930s. WISERD also provided the platform and expertise for hosting the reports by creating the online digital archive on the WISERD website.
Collaborator Contribution The WCVA provided access to their archive of annual reports, dating back to the 1930s. The National Library for Wales digitised these reports, providing them to WISERD for inclusion in the digital archive. The National Library for Wales have also included links to the WISERD digital archive in their library catalogue.
Impact Created an online digital archive of WCVA annual reports, dating back to the 1930s. This resource will be useful for Welsh Third Sector organisations today and in future.
Start Year 2019
 
Description [2019 to 2021] Orford, S. Collaboration: Understanding Welsh Places Consortium 
Organisation Carnegie Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Consortium's bi-monthly meetings are attended by Scott Orford, who is there to advise on the data and development side of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. This involves scoping out and investigating possible data sources as well as relaying site development ideas between the WISERD team and the consortium members.
Collaborator Contribution The IWA steer the future development of this project, providing advise and guidance on what subject areas would be relevant for inclusion in further iterations of the web application. They were also involved in the establishment of the consortium and ensure that the consortium is made up of individuals and organisations whose expertise covers areas relevant to towns and cities in Wales.
Impact The main output of the work of this consortium was the launch of second version of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. In May 2021, the consortium also published a report entitled 'Stepping Up: How Covid-19 Tested the Resilience of Welsh Places', in which Scott Orford and Samuel Jones' contributions to the Understanding Welsh Places work was formally acknowledged. The report can be accessed at: https://www.iwa.wales/our-work/work/stepping-up-how-covid-19-tested-the-resilience-of-welsh-places/
Start Year 2019
 
Description [2019 to 2021] Orford, S. Collaboration: Understanding Welsh Places Consortium 
Organisation Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Consortium's bi-monthly meetings are attended by Scott Orford, who is there to advise on the data and development side of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. This involves scoping out and investigating possible data sources as well as relaying site development ideas between the WISERD team and the consortium members.
Collaborator Contribution The IWA steer the future development of this project, providing advise and guidance on what subject areas would be relevant for inclusion in further iterations of the web application. They were also involved in the establishment of the consortium and ensure that the consortium is made up of individuals and organisations whose expertise covers areas relevant to towns and cities in Wales.
Impact The main output of the work of this consortium was the launch of second version of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. In May 2021, the consortium also published a report entitled 'Stepping Up: How Covid-19 Tested the Resilience of Welsh Places', in which Scott Orford and Samuel Jones' contributions to the Understanding Welsh Places work was formally acknowledged. The report can be accessed at: https://www.iwa.wales/our-work/work/stepping-up-how-covid-19-tested-the-resilience-of-welsh-places/
Start Year 2019
 
Description [2019 to 2021] Orford, S. Collaboration: Understanding Welsh Places Consortium 
Organisation Institute of Welsh Affairs
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Consortium's bi-monthly meetings are attended by Scott Orford, who is there to advise on the data and development side of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. This involves scoping out and investigating possible data sources as well as relaying site development ideas between the WISERD team and the consortium members.
Collaborator Contribution The IWA steer the future development of this project, providing advise and guidance on what subject areas would be relevant for inclusion in further iterations of the web application. They were also involved in the establishment of the consortium and ensure that the consortium is made up of individuals and organisations whose expertise covers areas relevant to towns and cities in Wales.
Impact The main output of the work of this consortium was the launch of second version of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. In May 2021, the consortium also published a report entitled 'Stepping Up: How Covid-19 Tested the Resilience of Welsh Places', in which Scott Orford and Samuel Jones' contributions to the Understanding Welsh Places work was formally acknowledged. The report can be accessed at: https://www.iwa.wales/our-work/work/stepping-up-how-covid-19-tested-the-resilience-of-welsh-places/
Start Year 2019
 
Description [2020 ongoing] Jenkins, J. Collaboration: FEMNET, University of Bonn 
Organisation FEMNET
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The OLR Project is of interest to FEMNET, who have arranged for the OLR Team to contribute to a meeting of the German Sustainable Textile Partnership (a multi-stakeholder initiative). The preliminary results of the OLR Project will provide data for discussion around access to remedy and demands that civil society will formulate and submit to brands.
Collaborator Contribution FEMNET has introduced the OLR Team to an influential body in the area of social compliance for the garment sector.
Impact No output until later in 2020.
Start Year 2020
 
Description [2020 ongoing] Jones, I.R. Collaboration: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department ESRC National Centre for Research Methods
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Organising and facilitating NCRM courses across Wales as a NCRM partner.
Collaborator Contribution This new collaboration with the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) gives us support to develop our training offer, reach wider audiences and exchange best practice with other research centres.
Impact These events improve the knowledge and skills of practitioners and researchers. As of 2021, participants have reported that these events have improved their understanding of the subject matter, helping them to better understand and apply the tools and methods covered.
Start Year 2020
 
Description [2020 ongoing] Muddiman, E. Collaboration: Child Friendly City initiative, Cardiff Youth Team, Cardiff Council 
Organisation Cardiff Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Initial discussions about how WISERD could support the Cardiff Council UNICEF Child Friendly City initiative
Collaborator Contribution Cardiff Council is leading the initiative and seeking validation from UNICEF to be the first Capital city in the UK to be a Child Friendly City
Impact University-led roundtable discussion to identify what support the University could provide
Start Year 2020
 
Description [2020 to 2021] Langford, M. Academic Fellowship: Mitchel Langford. Research Service, Senedd Cymru 
Organisation Welsh Parliament
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research undertaken as a result of this Fellowship, which was established as a part of Senedd Cymru's Academic Fellowship programme, looked to further inform research undertaken by Senedd Cymru's Economy Infrastructure and Skills Committee on access to banking services in Wales. More specifically, the Fellowship examined the potential impacts of on-going changes to financial services provision on local communities across Wales. Use was made of sophisticated spatial analysis techniques to better understand current patterns of financial services provision, the changes in provision over time (between 2008 and 2018) and the impact this has on key population groups (such as the elderly). It also evaluated which areas and their occupants could potentially be most impacted by any future reductions in physical banking infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution The Research Service at Senedd Cymru helped steer this research, ensuring that the research focused on areas that were of interest to Senedd Cymru's Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee, and helping to guide outputs.
Impact The results of this partnership included the publication of a journal article, a research report and articles on the WISERD and Senedd Research blogs. The research was also presented to Members of the Senedd at Senedd Cymru's Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee as part of a technical briefing.
Start Year 2020
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Bonfert, B. Collaboration: Policy Lab, Global Food Security 
Organisation Global Food Security
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Research Associate Bernd Bonfert participated in the 'Global Food Security (GFS) Policy Lab' organised by the UKRI's Global Food Security programme in April 2021. Together with a team of Early Career Researchers he proposed authoring a policy report about reducing food waste, which GFS selected to fund and publish. Bernd helped write up the report, which is due to be published in early 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Global Food Security programme (GFS) organised the 2021 GFS Policy Lab. This consisted of three days of online workshops in which various researchers and civic stakeholders introduced Bernd Bonfert and other early-career researchers to the prevailing causes and potential responses surrounding the problem of food waste. This concluded in a competition between policy lab participants for the opportunity to author a policy report around tackling food waste, whose 'winning team' was selected by the GFS.
Impact This partnership resulted in the authorship of a policy report, which is due for publication in early 2022. The report's policy recommendations were also presented to the Global Food Security programme's Programme Coordination Group and showcased at COP26 in 2021.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Jones, R.D. Collaboration: Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project 
Organisation National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Chaney is part of the advisory group and Rhys Dafydd Jones is the Academic Lead on the Core Team for Wales. Both have participated in a series of project seminars and meetings. This has involved group discussions, providing feedback to the research team and providing written feedback on project findings - as well as engagement with stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the research team have assisted WISERD in various ways, such as joining the Advisory Panel of WISERD's Society and Social Change book series (with Policy Press).
Impact Mobilising UK Voluntary Action is a COVID Rapid Response project. As part of WISERD's contribution, WISERD has been credited in Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Jones, R.D. Collaboration: Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project 
Organisation Northumbria University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Chaney is part of the advisory group and Rhys Dafydd Jones is the Academic Lead on the Core Team for Wales. Both have participated in a series of project seminars and meetings. This has involved group discussions, providing feedback to the research team and providing written feedback on project findings - as well as engagement with stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the research team have assisted WISERD in various ways, such as joining the Advisory Panel of WISERD's Society and Social Change book series (with Policy Press).
Impact Mobilising UK Voluntary Action is a COVID Rapid Response project. As part of WISERD's contribution, WISERD has been credited in Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Jones, R.D. Collaboration: Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project 
Organisation Trinity College Dublin
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Chaney is part of the advisory group and Rhys Dafydd Jones is the Academic Lead on the Core Team for Wales. Both have participated in a series of project seminars and meetings. This has involved group discussions, providing feedback to the research team and providing written feedback on project findings - as well as engagement with stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the research team have assisted WISERD in various ways, such as joining the Advisory Panel of WISERD's Society and Social Change book series (with Policy Press).
Impact Mobilising UK Voluntary Action is a COVID Rapid Response project. As part of WISERD's contribution, WISERD has been credited in Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Jones, R.D. Collaboration: Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project 
Organisation Ulster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Chaney is part of the advisory group and Rhys Dafydd Jones is the Academic Lead on the Core Team for Wales. Both have participated in a series of project seminars and meetings. This has involved group discussions, providing feedback to the research team and providing written feedback on project findings - as well as engagement with stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the research team have assisted WISERD in various ways, such as joining the Advisory Panel of WISERD's Society and Social Change book series (with Policy Press).
Impact Mobilising UK Voluntary Action is a COVID Rapid Response project. As part of WISERD's contribution, WISERD has been credited in Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Jones, R.D. Collaboration: Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Chaney is part of the advisory group and Rhys Dafydd Jones is the Academic Lead on the Core Team for Wales. Both have participated in a series of project seminars and meetings. This has involved group discussions, providing feedback to the research team and providing written feedback on project findings - as well as engagement with stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the research team have assisted WISERD in various ways, such as joining the Advisory Panel of WISERD's Society and Social Change book series (with Policy Press).
Impact Mobilising UK Voluntary Action is a COVID Rapid Response project. As part of WISERD's contribution, WISERD has been credited in Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Jones, R.D. Collaboration: Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project 
Organisation University of Essex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Chaney is part of the advisory group and Rhys Dafydd Jones is the Academic Lead on the Core Team for Wales. Both have participated in a series of project seminars and meetings. This has involved group discussions, providing feedback to the research team and providing written feedback on project findings - as well as engagement with stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the research team have assisted WISERD in various ways, such as joining the Advisory Panel of WISERD's Society and Social Change book series (with Policy Press).
Impact Mobilising UK Voluntary Action is a COVID Rapid Response project. As part of WISERD's contribution, WISERD has been credited in Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Jones, R.D. Collaboration: Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project 
Organisation University of Kent
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Chaney is part of the advisory group and Rhys Dafydd Jones is the Academic Lead on the Core Team for Wales. Both have participated in a series of project seminars and meetings. This has involved group discussions, providing feedback to the research team and providing written feedback on project findings - as well as engagement with stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the research team have assisted WISERD in various ways, such as joining the Advisory Panel of WISERD's Society and Social Change book series (with Policy Press).
Impact Mobilising UK Voluntary Action is a COVID Rapid Response project. As part of WISERD's contribution, WISERD has been credited in Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Jones, R.D. Collaboration: Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Chaney is part of the advisory group and Rhys Dafydd Jones is the Academic Lead on the Core Team for Wales. Both have participated in a series of project seminars and meetings. This has involved group discussions, providing feedback to the research team and providing written feedback on project findings - as well as engagement with stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the research team have assisted WISERD in various ways, such as joining the Advisory Panel of WISERD's Society and Social Change book series (with Policy Press).
Impact Mobilising UK Voluntary Action is a COVID Rapid Response project. As part of WISERD's contribution, WISERD has been credited in Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Jones, R.D. Collaboration: Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project 
Organisation Volunteer Now
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Chaney is part of the advisory group and Rhys Dafydd Jones is the Academic Lead on the Core Team for Wales. Both have participated in a series of project seminars and meetings. This has involved group discussions, providing feedback to the research team and providing written feedback on project findings - as well as engagement with stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the research team have assisted WISERD in various ways, such as joining the Advisory Panel of WISERD's Society and Social Change book series (with Policy Press).
Impact Mobilising UK Voluntary Action is a COVID Rapid Response project. As part of WISERD's contribution, WISERD has been credited in Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Jones, R.D. Collaboration: Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project 
Organisation Volunteer Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Chaney is part of the advisory group and Rhys Dafydd Jones is the Academic Lead on the Core Team for Wales. Both have participated in a series of project seminars and meetings. This has involved group discussions, providing feedback to the research team and providing written feedback on project findings - as well as engagement with stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the research team have assisted WISERD in various ways, such as joining the Advisory Panel of WISERD's Society and Social Change book series (with Policy Press).
Impact Mobilising UK Voluntary Action is a COVID Rapid Response project. As part of WISERD's contribution, WISERD has been credited in Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Jones, R.D. Collaboration: Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project 
Organisation Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Chaney is part of the advisory group and Rhys Dafydd Jones is the Academic Lead on the Core Team for Wales. Both have participated in a series of project seminars and meetings. This has involved group discussions, providing feedback to the research team and providing written feedback on project findings - as well as engagement with stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the research team have assisted WISERD in various ways, such as joining the Advisory Panel of WISERD's Society and Social Change book series (with Policy Press).
Impact Mobilising UK Voluntary Action is a COVID Rapid Response project. As part of WISERD's contribution, WISERD has been credited in Mobilising UK Voluntary Action project outputs.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Chaney, P. and Sophocleous, C. Collaboration: Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) 
Organisation Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Paul Chaney wrote a 14 page summary of the latest academic third sector research to inform WCVA's Strategic Priorities Document. Paul also had meeting with WCVA strategic lead and head of Policy and input into WCVA Strategic Priorities Review.
Collaborator Contribution Wales Council for Voluntary Action has been supportive of WISERD, for example by inviting us to engage in events like Gofod3 and in attending WISERD events.
Impact WISERD credited in Wales Council for Voluntary Action documents.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Jenkins, J. Collaboration: TUC Wales, Trades Union Congress (TUC) 
Organisation Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Department TUC Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Jean Jenkins leads Wales TUC's Commission on Standards of Work and Devolution in Wales. The expertise provided by Professor Jenkins and other WISERD colleagues, including Rhys Davies, Alan Felstead, Helen Blakely and Daniel Evans, is contributing to our understanding of standards of work in Wales.
Collaborator Contribution Wales TUC have funded two policy officers, plus surveys and focus group interviews.
Impact There will be a report to Wales TUC in March 2023, plus interaction with the Independent Commission on Devolution in Wales and other arms of Welsh policy making.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Collaboration: Building Communities Trust, British Red Cross and Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion 
Organisation British Red Cross
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Building Communities Trust approached WISERD for help identifying data to inform a quantitative research project being delivered in partnership with the British Red Cross. This project plans to explore the impact a lack of civic and community assets has in poorer communities across Wales. WISERD's contribution to this collaboration was to repurpose data collated as part of the Understanding Welsh Places project by aggregating it other geographic units, before providing this to the Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion for analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI) were responsible for analysing the data provided to them by WISERD, answering the research questions posed by the Building Communities Trust and the British Red Cross. The research is based on similar work carried out by OCSI for the Local Trust in England where they identified so-called 'left behind' neighbourhoods.
Impact Following the work undertaken as a result of this collaboration, the Building Communities Trust wrote: 'In Autumn 2021 Building Communities Trust approached WISERD for help identifying data to inform a quantitative research project being delivered in partnership with the British Red Cross exploring the impact a lack of civic and community assets has in poorer communities across Wales. WISERD very kindly shared data relating to education, health, business, and the charity sector from their Understanding Welsh Places project. Access to these data sets has proven to be a valuable addition adding to the breadth, depth and robustness of our research aimed at improving policy and funding to those communities in Wales who most need it.' We are still awaiting the publication of their findings.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Collaboration: Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The purpose of both the Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group and the Understanding Welsh Places Influencing Group to shape both the development and future direction of the Understanding Welsh Places website and research and policy relating to places in Wales. These bi-monthly meetings are attended by Scott Orford and Samuel Jones, who attend to advise on the data and development side of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. This involves scoping out and investigating possible data sources as well as relaying ideas between the WISERD team and the group's members.
Collaborator Contribution The partners within the Task Finish group steer the future development of this project, providing advise and guidance on what subject areas would be relevant for inclusion in further iterations of the web application. The Institute of Welsh Affairs convene and lead the group meetings, along with deciding on group membership and leading on the policy related outputs.
Impact The main outputs of the work of this group were: 1) the publication and launch of the Welsh Places Charter with the aim of influencing Welsh Government research and policy; and 2) the launch of the 2021 update (v2.1) to the Understanding Welsh Places web application. URLs to these outputs are below: Welsh Places Charter: https://www.iwa.wales/our-work/work/welsh-places-charter/ Understanding Welsh Places web application: http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Collaboration: Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group 
Organisation Carnegie Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The purpose of both the Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group and the Understanding Welsh Places Influencing Group to shape both the development and future direction of the Understanding Welsh Places website and research and policy relating to places in Wales. These bi-monthly meetings are attended by Scott Orford and Samuel Jones, who attend to advise on the data and development side of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. This involves scoping out and investigating possible data sources as well as relaying ideas between the WISERD team and the group's members.
Collaborator Contribution The partners within the Task Finish group steer the future development of this project, providing advise and guidance on what subject areas would be relevant for inclusion in further iterations of the web application. The Institute of Welsh Affairs convene and lead the group meetings, along with deciding on group membership and leading on the policy related outputs.
Impact The main outputs of the work of this group were: 1) the publication and launch of the Welsh Places Charter with the aim of influencing Welsh Government research and policy; and 2) the launch of the 2021 update (v2.1) to the Understanding Welsh Places web application. URLs to these outputs are below: Welsh Places Charter: https://www.iwa.wales/our-work/work/welsh-places-charter/ Understanding Welsh Places web application: http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Collaboration: Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group 
Organisation Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The purpose of both the Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group and the Understanding Welsh Places Influencing Group to shape both the development and future direction of the Understanding Welsh Places website and research and policy relating to places in Wales. These bi-monthly meetings are attended by Scott Orford and Samuel Jones, who attend to advise on the data and development side of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. This involves scoping out and investigating possible data sources as well as relaying ideas between the WISERD team and the group's members.
Collaborator Contribution The partners within the Task Finish group steer the future development of this project, providing advise and guidance on what subject areas would be relevant for inclusion in further iterations of the web application. The Institute of Welsh Affairs convene and lead the group meetings, along with deciding on group membership and leading on the policy related outputs.
Impact The main outputs of the work of this group were: 1) the publication and launch of the Welsh Places Charter with the aim of influencing Welsh Government research and policy; and 2) the launch of the 2021 update (v2.1) to the Understanding Welsh Places web application. URLs to these outputs are below: Welsh Places Charter: https://www.iwa.wales/our-work/work/welsh-places-charter/ Understanding Welsh Places web application: http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Collaboration: Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group 
Organisation Federation of Small Business (FSB)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The purpose of both the Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group and the Understanding Welsh Places Influencing Group to shape both the development and future direction of the Understanding Welsh Places website and research and policy relating to places in Wales. These bi-monthly meetings are attended by Scott Orford and Samuel Jones, who attend to advise on the data and development side of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. This involves scoping out and investigating possible data sources as well as relaying ideas between the WISERD team and the group's members.
Collaborator Contribution The partners within the Task Finish group steer the future development of this project, providing advise and guidance on what subject areas would be relevant for inclusion in further iterations of the web application. The Institute of Welsh Affairs convene and lead the group meetings, along with deciding on group membership and leading on the policy related outputs.
Impact The main outputs of the work of this group were: 1) the publication and launch of the Welsh Places Charter with the aim of influencing Welsh Government research and policy; and 2) the launch of the 2021 update (v2.1) to the Understanding Welsh Places web application. URLs to these outputs are below: Welsh Places Charter: https://www.iwa.wales/our-work/work/welsh-places-charter/ Understanding Welsh Places web application: http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Collaboration: Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The purpose of both the Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group and the Understanding Welsh Places Influencing Group to shape both the development and future direction of the Understanding Welsh Places website and research and policy relating to places in Wales. These bi-monthly meetings are attended by Scott Orford and Samuel Jones, who attend to advise on the data and development side of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. This involves scoping out and investigating possible data sources as well as relaying ideas between the WISERD team and the group's members.
Collaborator Contribution The partners within the Task Finish group steer the future development of this project, providing advise and guidance on what subject areas would be relevant for inclusion in further iterations of the web application. The Institute of Welsh Affairs convene and lead the group meetings, along with deciding on group membership and leading on the policy related outputs.
Impact The main outputs of the work of this group were: 1) the publication and launch of the Welsh Places Charter with the aim of influencing Welsh Government research and policy; and 2) the launch of the 2021 update (v2.1) to the Understanding Welsh Places web application. URLs to these outputs are below: Welsh Places Charter: https://www.iwa.wales/our-work/work/welsh-places-charter/ Understanding Welsh Places web application: http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Collaboration: Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group 
Organisation Institute of Welsh Affairs
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The purpose of both the Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group and the Understanding Welsh Places Influencing Group to shape both the development and future direction of the Understanding Welsh Places website and research and policy relating to places in Wales. These bi-monthly meetings are attended by Scott Orford and Samuel Jones, who attend to advise on the data and development side of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. This involves scoping out and investigating possible data sources as well as relaying ideas between the WISERD team and the group's members.
Collaborator Contribution The partners within the Task Finish group steer the future development of this project, providing advise and guidance on what subject areas would be relevant for inclusion in further iterations of the web application. The Institute of Welsh Affairs convene and lead the group meetings, along with deciding on group membership and leading on the policy related outputs.
Impact The main outputs of the work of this group were: 1) the publication and launch of the Welsh Places Charter with the aim of influencing Welsh Government research and policy; and 2) the launch of the 2021 update (v2.1) to the Understanding Welsh Places web application. URLs to these outputs are below: Welsh Places Charter: https://www.iwa.wales/our-work/work/welsh-places-charter/ Understanding Welsh Places web application: http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Collaboration: Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group 
Organisation Monmouthshire County Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The purpose of both the Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group and the Understanding Welsh Places Influencing Group to shape both the development and future direction of the Understanding Welsh Places website and research and policy relating to places in Wales. These bi-monthly meetings are attended by Scott Orford and Samuel Jones, who attend to advise on the data and development side of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. This involves scoping out and investigating possible data sources as well as relaying ideas between the WISERD team and the group's members.
Collaborator Contribution The partners within the Task Finish group steer the future development of this project, providing advise and guidance on what subject areas would be relevant for inclusion in further iterations of the web application. The Institute of Welsh Affairs convene and lead the group meetings, along with deciding on group membership and leading on the policy related outputs.
Impact The main outputs of the work of this group were: 1) the publication and launch of the Welsh Places Charter with the aim of influencing Welsh Government research and policy; and 2) the launch of the 2021 update (v2.1) to the Understanding Welsh Places web application. URLs to these outputs are below: Welsh Places Charter: https://www.iwa.wales/our-work/work/welsh-places-charter/ Understanding Welsh Places web application: http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Collaboration: Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group 
Organisation Royal Town Planning Institute RTPI
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The purpose of both the Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group and the Understanding Welsh Places Influencing Group to shape both the development and future direction of the Understanding Welsh Places website and research and policy relating to places in Wales. These bi-monthly meetings are attended by Scott Orford and Samuel Jones, who attend to advise on the data and development side of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. This involves scoping out and investigating possible data sources as well as relaying ideas between the WISERD team and the group's members.
Collaborator Contribution The partners within the Task Finish group steer the future development of this project, providing advise and guidance on what subject areas would be relevant for inclusion in further iterations of the web application. The Institute of Welsh Affairs convene and lead the group meetings, along with deciding on group membership and leading on the policy related outputs.
Impact The main outputs of the work of this group were: 1) the publication and launch of the Welsh Places Charter with the aim of influencing Welsh Government research and policy; and 2) the launch of the 2021 update (v2.1) to the Understanding Welsh Places web application. URLs to these outputs are below: Welsh Places Charter: https://www.iwa.wales/our-work/work/welsh-places-charter/ Understanding Welsh Places web application: http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 ongoing] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Collaboration: Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The purpose of both the Understanding Welsh Places Task and Finish Group and the Understanding Welsh Places Influencing Group to shape both the development and future direction of the Understanding Welsh Places website and research and policy relating to places in Wales. These bi-monthly meetings are attended by Scott Orford and Samuel Jones, who attend to advise on the data and development side of the Understanding Welsh Places web application. This involves scoping out and investigating possible data sources as well as relaying ideas between the WISERD team and the group's members.
Collaborator Contribution The partners within the Task Finish group steer the future development of this project, providing advise and guidance on what subject areas would be relevant for inclusion in further iterations of the web application. The Institute of Welsh Affairs convene and lead the group meetings, along with deciding on group membership and leading on the policy related outputs.
Impact The main outputs of the work of this group were: 1) the publication and launch of the Welsh Places Charter with the aim of influencing Welsh Government research and policy; and 2) the launch of the 2021 update (v2.1) to the Understanding Welsh Places web application. URLs to these outputs are below: Welsh Places Charter: https://www.iwa.wales/our-work/work/welsh-places-charter/ Understanding Welsh Places web application: http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021 to 2022] Jenkins, J., Davies, R., Blakely, H. and Dickson, C. Collaboration: Clean Clothes Campaign 
Organisation Clean Clothes Campaign
Country Netherlands 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The WISERD team contributed our expertise in data collection tools (derived from our ESRC GCRF work on the Operationalising Labour Rights project) plus extensive data analysis and report writing.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in Pakistan provided local fieldworkers who collected data, dedicated time to research design meetings, and took responsibility for the publication of the report. The data is highly sensitive and the Clean Clothes Campaign have ownership of that data, which was securely transferred to them on completion of the project.
Impact The main impact involved the publication of the Practitioner Report: Together with Rhys Davies, Jean Jenkins wrote a report on health and safety in garment factories in Pakistan (published by the Clean Clothes campaign in the first week of July 2022). This was the culmination of fifteen months work.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Collaboration: Audit Wales 
Organisation Wales Audit Office
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Audit Wales were undertaking a major study for the Auditor General looking at the regeneration and future of towns in Wales. They approached WISERD to discuss repurposing the data and analysis undertaken as part of the Understanding Welsh Places (UWP) project. Our contribution to this collaboration was to prepare and provide Audit Wales with the data they needed to undertake their research on places in Wales. This included data on community assets, demographics and place typologies, as well as geographic centroid locations for each of UWP's 193 places.
Collaborator Contribution Audit Wales utilised data, collated by WISERD as part of the Understanding Welsh Places project, and repurposed it in their research on the regeneration and future of towns in Wales.
Impact This research resulted in two webinars, delivered by Audit Wales on 20 May 2021 and 2 September 2021. A report, a blog, a data analytics tool and a self-evaluation toolkit, all entitled 'Regenerating Town Centres in Wales', were also published on 2 September 2021. These can be found at the URLs below: Webinar: Your Town, Your Future - Town Centre Regeneration (Part 1), 20 May 2021 https://www.wao.gov.uk/events/live-webinar-your-town-your-future-town-centre-regeneration Webinar: Your Town, Your Future - Town Centre Regeneration (Part 2), 2 September 2021 https://www.wao.gov.uk/events/part-2-your-town-your-future-town-centre-regeneration Blog: Call for all levels of government to step up to help make town centres sustainable https://www.audit.wales/news/call-all-levels-government-step-help-make-town-centres-sustainable Report: https://www.audit.wales/publication/regenerating-town-centres-wales Data Analytics Tool: https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiZjJjY2RkMWQtOTBhOS00NjRkLWFhNzQtYTc5YTIyZTU5ZGJkIiwidCI6ImRmZDY5MmYwLTE2YmYtNDQ0OS04OGUzLWU3NzM1ZGZjY2ZlOCIsImMiOjh9 Self-evaluation Tool kit: https://www.audit.wales/system/files/2021-08/Regenerating%20Town%20Centres%20in%20Wales%20Self%20Evaluation%20Tool%20-%20English.pdf
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021] Russell, B. Collaboration: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung 
Organisation Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bertie Russell was a co-researcher with Dr Keir Milburn (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS)) on a project called Pathways to Public-Common Partnerships. We worked across three co-research sites (Plymouth, Haringey and Hastings) with partner organisations and conducted participatory action research. This led to the development of governance models in each case. Bertie's role included conceptualisation, interviews, desk research, governance design, presentations to public bodies, report writing, and paper writing.
Collaborator Contribution The work is part of an ongoing collaboration with the organisation Common Wealth, who act as our communication partners for the research. All other research partners played quite different roles as part of a participatory action research process.
Impact Outputs of this collaboration include: 1) A report published with the think-tank entitled "Public-Common Partnerships: Democratising Ownership and Urban Development"; 2) An academic paper in review with Urban Studies; and, 3) A launch event hosted at The World Transformed, Labour Party conference. It has led to a invitation to collaborate with Turner Prize shortlisted collective exploring PCP governance on the Isle of Skye and two non-academic funding applications associate with this. We were also invited to produce governance model for Bradford city centre redevelopment. Common Wealth are exploring programme funding to enable a two-year research partnership.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021] Russell, B. Collaboration: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung 
Organisation Transport for London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bertie Russell was a co-researcher with Dr Keir Milburn (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS)) on a project called Pathways to Public-Common Partnerships. We worked across three co-research sites (Plymouth, Haringey and Hastings) with partner organisations and conducted participatory action research. This led to the development of governance models in each case. Bertie's role included conceptualisation, interviews, desk research, governance design, presentations to public bodies, report writing, and paper writing.
Collaborator Contribution The work is part of an ongoing collaboration with the organisation Common Wealth, who act as our communication partners for the research. All other research partners played quite different roles as part of a participatory action research process.
Impact Outputs of this collaboration include: 1) A report published with the think-tank entitled "Public-Common Partnerships: Democratising Ownership and Urban Development"; 2) An academic paper in review with Urban Studies; and, 3) A launch event hosted at The World Transformed, Labour Party conference. It has led to a invitation to collaborate with Turner Prize shortlisted collective exploring PCP governance on the Isle of Skye and two non-academic funding applications associate with this. We were also invited to produce governance model for Bradford city centre redevelopment. Common Wealth are exploring programme funding to enable a two-year research partnership.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2021] Russell, B. Collaboration: Transnational Research Institute 
Organisation Translational Research Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bertie Russell acted as an academic advisor as part of an inter-disciplinary team, preparing a working paper for submission to the City of Amsterdam. Bertie's role was to assist in shaping the overall intellectual framework for the report, to assist in developing the evaluative framework, and to advise on specific policy recommendations. He contributed to the authorship of the introduction and two of the international case sections. Finally, he had a developmental role in supporting the work of a junior researcher working on the report.
Collaborator Contribution The Transnational Institute team were responsible for implementing the evaluative framework across a series of data sets, writing the remaining sections of the report, designing and editing the report, and delivering the report in a series of policy sessions.
Impact This collaboration resulted in the publication of the Public-Civic Innovation report. As well as the report, outputs included an associated video and a shorter internal report which was prepared for Amsterdam City Council.
Start Year 2021
 
Description [2022 ongoing] Atkinson, J. Collaboration: ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership 
Organisation ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WISERD met with the Wales DTP Director in October 2022 to discuss the ways WISERD and the DTP can work together further. WISERD has also offered places to DTP students on WISERD TCB courses.
Collaborator Contribution The DTP sponsored the WISERD 2022 Annual Conference PhD poster competition. The DTP has agreed to sponsor the 2023 conference competition.
Impact Impacts include the provision of learning and development opportunities for DTP students, the WISERD 2022 Annual Conference PhD poster competition, prizes for PhD students and the joint communications of this.
Start Year 2022
 
Description [2022 ongoing] Atkinson, J. Collaboration: Institute for Welsh Affairs 
Organisation Institute of Welsh Affairs
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution WISERD supported the Institute of Welsh Affairs with the Mind the Gap: Disability, Mobility and Public Transport in Wales events in October 2022 and December 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The Director of the IWA was interviewed on the ways WISERD and the IWA work together for the WISERD video series. The IWA will deliver a lunchtime seminar in March 2023 for WISERD researchers on collaborating with think tanks.
Impact Impacts include the provision of learning and development opportunities for WISERD researchers on working with think tanks. The collaboration also resulted in the promotion of WISERD and its collaboration with third sector organisations through the WISERD video series.
Start Year 2022
 
Description [2022 ongoing] Atkinson, J. Collaboration: Learned Society of Wales 
Organisation Learned Society of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution WISERD has provided training places to the LSW Early Career Network on all of its TCB courses in 2022/23. WISERD supported the LSW to find a panel member to share their experiences working with policy-makers for a LSW event in September 2022.
Collaborator Contribution The LSW Researchers Development Programme Manager was interviewed on the ways WISERD and the LSW work together. The LSW sponsored the WISERD 2022 Annual Conference PhD poster competition and joined the poster review panel. The LSW has agreed to sponsor the 2023 conference competition.
Impact Impacts include the provision of learning and development opportunities for the LSW Early Career Network, the WISERD 2022 Annual Conference PhD poster competition, prizes for PhD students and the joint communications of this. The collaboration also resulted in the promotion of WISERD and its collaboration with third sector organisations through the WISERD video series.
Start Year 2022
 
Description [2022 ongoing] Calzada, I. Collaboration: US-UK Fulbright Commission 
Organisation US-UK Fulbright Commission
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Igor Calzada's was awarded Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR), California State University, Bakersfield in 2022. This award involved a collaboration which resulted in the Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence programme. Associated activities undertaken from 15th August to 15th December 2022 were: (i) Lectureship, (ii) publishing a journal article, and (iii) multi-stakeholder engagement.
Collaborator Contribution The US-UK Fulbright Commission and California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) provided the opportunity for the scholarship, and then assisted with the development of the programme of work associated with the scholarship.
Impact The results of this partnership included the publication of the article in the journal Societies entitled 'Western US Basque-American e-Diaspora: Action Research in California, Idaho, and Nevada'. This article received almost 4000 views within two months of publication. The collaboration also resulted in opportunities for multistakeholder engagement.
Start Year 2022
 
Description [2022] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Collaboration: Barod 
Organisation Barod
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution As part of this collaboration, Scott Orford and Samuel Jones assisted with scoping out work on assets relating to local social capital for research Barod are pursuing with Swansea University.
Collaborator Contribution Barod provided access to the stakeholder network.
Impact Impacts included building relationships with Barod around engaging with people with learning difficulties and helping Barod frame future research questions.
Start Year 2022
 
Title [2020] Orford, S., Jones, S. and Dickson, C. Understanding Welsh Places 2.0 (UWP2) 
Description Understanding Welsh Places is a web application designed to be the first point of call for statistical information about towns and communities in Wales. Carnegie UK Trust and the Institute of Welsh Affairs worked with representatives from the public, private and third sectors to develop a plan for the website, which was first released in October 2019 and included data on 300 places in Wales. In 2020, the second version of the web application was released - UWP2. WISERD further developed the site by adding new variables for each place, including on access to services, access to green space, broadband availability, numbers of public toilets, numbers of generative businesses and mental health statistics. Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) used these new variables to refresh the inter-relationship classification of places. WISERD also added new Population Flow maps, displaying data on migrations and daily trips within Wales and across the border to England. The Neighbourhood Maps section was also updated to include the new data described above, allowing users to view the small area variations within the datasets at their place of interest. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The launch was accompanied by a number of a number of blogs and news articles written by project partners. It was also covered in Post Cyntaf on BBC Radio Cymru. Following the launch we received a number of requests for further collaboration from organisations such as Mind, Audit Wales, Building Communities Trust and Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI). More generally, between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020 the web application had 4,570 users, an average of 381 per month and 13 per day. 
URL http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
 
Title [2020] Sophocleous, C., Chaney, P. and Wincott, D. Digital archive of Wales Council for Voluntary Action reports 
Description WISERD have worked with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and the National Library of Wales to create a historically significant digital archive of the annual reports produced by WCVA and its predecessor organisation. The archive dates back to the 1930s. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The archive offers primary source materials to those interested in a range of issues, including the changing conception of volunteering, understandings and purpose of 'voluntary work' and the relationship between the sector, variously understood as 'voluntary social services', 'voluntary organisations' or 'the third sector' and government and the welfare state. We envisage this archive being of interest to social historians and researchers, particularly those interested in the development of the third sector in Wales. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/research/research-projects/digital-archive-annual-reports
 
Title [2021] Davies, R., Bryson, A. and Jones, S. UnionMaps: 2021 Update 
Description This is an update to the UnionMaps web application, originally released in September 2019. UnionMaps presents estimates of trade union membership and the coverage of collective pay agreements for detailed geographical areas. The figures relating to union membership are derived from the Labour Force Survey, the main source of data used in the production of official statistics for union membership within the UK. Information relating to collective pay agreements is derived from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The updated service accompanied a presentation at the PrOPEL Hub webinar. Favourable comments were received via Social Media following its launch, including comments from field experts and professional practitioners, such as: 1) "Really interesting new union data mapping tool showing union density, union presence, union coverage and collective pay agreement coverage by UK local authority area"; 2) "Well this is a little bit genius. Nice one folks!"; and, 3) "Ah when the thing you wished existed comes into existence :) Great work, well done to all involved. Please loop me in on any discussions about how it will be used!". 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/unionmaps
 
Title [2021] Hampton, J.M., Jones, S. and Dickson, C. Hwb Platform Data Dashboard 
Description This interactive digital dashboard was created to help visualise and promote engagement with the Welsh Government's Hwb digital platform data. It was initially designed for the data owners (Welsh Government's Digital Learning team) but the principles and underlying structure can be applied to other WEDL data projects, and within WISERD more widely. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact This dashboard was presented back to the Welsh Government's Digital Learning team as part of the project's final reporting process and was met with positive feedback as a method of visualising their data interactively. 
URL https://wiserd-data-dashboard.azurewebsites.net/en/hwb
 
Title [2021] Orford, S., Jones, S. and Dickson, C. Understanding Welsh Places 2.1 (UWP2.1) 
Description Understanding Welsh Places is a web application designed to be the first point of call for statistical information about towns and communities in Wales. Carnegie UK Trust and the Institute of Welsh Affairs worked with representatives from the public, private and third sectors to develop a plan for the website, which was first released in October 2019 and included data on 300 places in Wales. In 2020, the second version of the web application was released - UWP2, and this was updated further in December 2021. The 2021 update features improvements to the flow maps to improve clarity, including adding more flow data for smaller places and more detailed summary descriptions in the pop-up boxes; the addition of commuting flow data between Wales and England; the addition of graphical summaries of total commuting flows and total migration flows into and out of selected places categorised by Welsh and English local authorities; and, an update of daily flows (trips) to include classification by mode of transport and more detailed classification of time of day. We have also added a new section on Connectivity, including data on: travel distance and travel time maps by private transport and maps and metrics on accessibility to railway stations for each place. The latter includes data on average daily passenger numbers and the train routes and lines a station serves. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact UWP 2.1 was launched at the start of 2022, and there has been no known impacts yet. However, more generally, the web application had 6,751 users between January 1st 2021 and December 31st 2021, an average of 563 a month and 18 per day, an increase in usage on last year's figures. 
URL http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
 
Title [2022] Davies, R., Bryson, A. and Jones, S. UnionMaps: 2022 Update 
Description This is the 2022 update to the UnionMaps web application, originally released in September 2019. UnionMaps presents estimates of trade union membership and the coverage of collective pay agreements for detailed geographical areas. The figures relating to union membership are derived from the Labour Force Survey, the main source of data used in the production of official statistics for union membership within the UK. Information relating to collective pay agreements is derived from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings. As well as an update to the existing metrics, this version saw the addition of metrics showing change in union density over time as well as the inclusion of results of multivariate analysis. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The launch of the 2022 refresh was promoted by the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), one pf the largest academic associations in the UK aimed at promoting the study of employment relations across relevant academic disciplines. Data reveals that the site had over 1000 visits in the last 12 months. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/unionmaps
 
Title [2022] Price, A., Langford, M. and Higgs, G. Multi-Modal Access to Services in Wales 
Description This is a prototype website, developed to examine access to key services in Wales. The website allows users to see indicators of accessibility to key services at a postcode level. Modes if transport include by walking or cycling (often referred to as 'active travel') and also by car or public transport. Counts of the number of reachable service points and the range of accessible services are available for travel times of between five and 30 minutes. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact This webtool provides a means of visualisation of spatial accessibility to the key services within the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) Access to Services domain. This can be used to outline key areas of deprivation based on multiple modes of transport. This analysis has the potential to support studies concerned with promoting active means of travel to facilities at national, local authority and political constituency levels. 
URL https://ces-web2.southwales.ac.uk/staff/aprice5/ats_in_wales.html
 
Title [2023] Orford, S., Morgan, J., Jones, S., Price, A. and Morgan, S. Understanding Welsh Places 2.2 (UWP2.2) 
Description Understanding Welsh Places is a web application designed to be the first point of call for statistical information about towns and communities in Wales. Carnegie UK Trust and the Institute of Welsh Affairs worked with representatives from the public, private and third sectors to develop a plan for the website, which was first released in October 2019 and included data on 300 places in Wales. UWP2 and UWP2.1 were released in 2020 and 2021 respectively. UWP2.2 was released in February 2023 and saw a substantial update to the Connectivity section, which offers measures of how connected places in Wales are. The Connectivity section includes maps and data showing how different places in Wales with a population over 2,000 people are connected by different modes of transport. In UWP2.2, new sections were added to show the extent of the area that could be reached when travelling by train, bus, walking and cycling at different times of the day and different days of the week. The maps on bus travel also include a measure of the frequency of service. Improvements were also made to the existing travel time maps by private transport and a new section was added to indicate travel times to railway stations by private transport, buses, walking and cycling. The release also saw new additions to the narrative place descriptions and improvements to the look and feel of the interface. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2023 
Impact UWP 2.2 was launched in February 2023, and there has been no known impact yet. However, more generally, the web application had about 10,800 users between January 1st 2022 and December 31st 2022, an average of 900 a month and 30 per day, an increase in usage on last year's figures. 
URL http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
 
Company Name FOUNDATIONAL ECONOMY RESEARCH LTD 
Description The company aims to provide research into foundational activities which is more rigorous than consultancy and more agile and policy relevant than academic research. 
Year Established 2020 
Impact In October 2020 we produced our first policy report, entitled 'Serious about green'. This highlighted the failure of Welsh afforestation policy and brought wood economy back onto the public agenda as a priority for the new Climate Change ministry. We followed with policy reports for Welsh Government followed on food processing SMEs, Welsh town centres and NHS Wales. The first two of these three reports have now been published by Welsh Government and the report titled 'Small Towns, Big Issues: independent research report' is, according to the Welsh first minister in Senedd, now the basis for a reset of Welsh planning policy on towns. Another major report on "Jobs and Liveability" was commissioned and published by Karbon Homes, Newcastle. This report is now the basis for the "Fair Foundations" campaign by Karbon which aims to start "a new movement for left behind places", aiming to bring together anchor institutions and local authorities to make practical improvements in liveability.
 
Description [2019 to 2020] Chaney, P. WISERD Strategic Engagement Meetings with Welsh Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2019.10.17 - Paul Chaney met with Welsh Government as part of WISERD's on-going engagement strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description [2019 to 2020] Jones, I.R. Social Media: Twitter Channel @WISERDNews 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact News and events are regularly posted on the @WISERDNews channel (approx. 30/month) which has over 4500 followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/WISERDNews
 
Description [2019-10-01] Blakely, H. and Davies, R. WISERD Cardiff Lunchtime Seminar: The Persistence of Union Membership in Coal Mining Areas. Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by WISERD academics Dr Helen Blakely and Rhys Davies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/persistence-union-membership-coal-mining-areas
 
Description [2019-10-03] Morgan, K. and Williams, K. Senedd TV: Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee Panel Video - Public procurement in the foundational economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Assembly's Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee hosted a panel and Prof Kevin Morgan and Karel Williams were invited to discuss public procurement in the foundational economy as part of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2019
URL http://www.senedd.tv/Meeting/Archive/7d989f40-3630-4683-b594-7244997b79ba?autostart=True#
 
Description [2019-10-08] Jones, C. WISERD Lunchtime Seminar: Skills for Future Generations. Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Calvin Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/node/15338
 
Description [2019-10-10] Orford, S. Nation Cymru: Understanding Welsh Places 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nation Cymru article gives an overview of Understanding Welsh Places, a new service to understand Welsh places. This was a collaborative project with WISERD, The Institute of Welsh Affairs and The Carnegie Trust which launched a website including maps, demographics and economic information about places in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2019
URL http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
 
Description [2019-10-11] Higgs, G. WISERD Blog: What maps reveal about the impacts of austerity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Gary Higgs, USW.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/what-maps-reveal-about-impacts-austerity
 
Description [2019-10-15] Thomas, I. WISERD Lunchtime Seminar: Using data to end homelessness in Wales: Learning from international practice. Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Ian Thomas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/using-data-end-homelessness-wales-learning-international-practice
 
Description [2019-10-18] Sophocleous, C. and Pearce, S. WISERD Blog: WISERD Civil Society goes to Canada: Comparisons from Wales, Manitoba and Quebec 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Christala Sophocleous and Sioned Pearce, Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/wiserd-civil-society-goes-canada-comparisons-wales-manitoba-and-quebec
 
Description [2019-10-22] Taylor, C. WISERD Lunchtime Seminar: The political economy of school exclusions. Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Chris Taylor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/political-economy-school-exclusions
 
Description [2019-10-30] Chaney, P. Engagement meeting with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meetings between Paul Chaney and the WCVA as part of WISERD's on-going engagement strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description [2019-10-30] Woods, M. Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Public Discussion: BREXIT Where are we? What happens next? What does it mean for Wales? Aberystwyth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A public discussion held at Aberystwyth University, organized by the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society with a multi-disciplinary panel of experts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://cwps.aber.ac.uk/event/brexit-where-are-we-what-happens-next-what-does-it-mean-for-wales/
 
Description [2019-11-05] Hampton, J.M. and Hogerbrugge, M. SOCSI Survey Data Users Brown Bag Seminar: Introducing the WISERD Education Data Lab & Analysis of More Able and Talented Pupils. Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Lunchtime Seminars are to engage and inform internal and external stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description [2019-11-05] Muddiman, E. WISERD Blog: Appetite for Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Esther Muddiman, Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/appetite-change
 
Description [2019-11-06] Hampton, J.M. and Hogerbrugge, M. WISERD Lunchtime Seminar: Introducing the WISERD Education Data Lab & Analysis of More Able and Talented Pupils. Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given to Cardiff University's School of Social Sciences Survey Data User Group to disseminate the education work being carried out by the WISERD Education Data Lab.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description [2019-11-11] Morgan, K. Western Mail: Experimental Governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Kevin Morgan, from the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, has co-authored an article in the Western Mail, outlining his vision for Experimental Governance - renewing governance through decentralisation and experimentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description [2019-11-12] Mackie, P. WISERD Housing Research Network: Delivering additional affordable housing in Wales. Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Run by the School of Geography and Planning, in collaboration with UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD). Following the Independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply in Wales the event brought together key members of the Review Panel and policy makers and practitioners to assess progress and key challenges. Speakers from Welsh Government and social housing sector considered the future of social housing, proposals for a new model of funding and opportunities for collaboration to deliver affordable housing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/delivering-additional-affordable-housing-wales
 
Description [2019-11-28] Royles, E. Our Voice in the World Festival: Living in Welsh Today. Aberystwyth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Our Voice in the World Festival ran a series of talks, discussion panels and performances to celebrate the vitality of the Welsh language among the family of global languages as part of the UNESCO International Year for Indigenous Languages 2019. Session for year 12 students drew on research from WISERD Civil Societies WP 2.3. Description in Welsh: Byw yn Gymraeg heddiw Pam siarad Cymraeg? Beth yw cymuned Gymraeg? Pa fath o ddyfodol hoffem ei weld i'r Gymraeg? Sesiwn ryngweithiol dan ofal Yr Athro Rhys Jones, Dr Elin Royles a Dr Huw Lewis a fydd yn procio'r disgyblion i feddwl yn feirniadol ynghylch eu dealltwriaeth o sefyllfa'r Gymraeg heddiw. Bydd cyfle hefyd yn ystod y sesiwn i drafod â Eluned Morgan AC, Gweinidog y Gymraeg a Chysylltiadau Rhyngwladol Llywodraeth Cymru. Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, Welsh Government, Eluned Morgan AM going to be attending part of the session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/gwyl-ein-llais-yn-y-byd/
 
Description [2019-11-28] Sophocleous, C. VSSN Day Seminar: Civil society in the four UK nations: Past, present and future challenges. Butetown, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This VSSN day seminar was held in partnership with WISERD. The event explored how civil society has responded to socio-economic change in terms of national devolution and uneven patterns of localism in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/civil-society-four-uk-nations-past-present-and-future-challenges
 
Description [2019-12-07] Hampton, J.M., Hogebrugge, M. and Huxley, K. Exhibition Stall: WEDL. Regional Autumn Term Conference, Central South Consortium Joint Education Service. South Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WEDL stall at Central South Consortium Joint Education Service, Autumn Regional Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description [2019-12-13] Davies, R. WISERD Blog: Michael Gove and the Miners' Gala: Not so wide of the mark 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD academics. This Blog was written by Rhys Davies, Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/michael-gove-and-miners-gala-not-so-wide-mark
 
Description [2020-01-09] Mackie, P. WISERD Housing Research Network: Wales Housing Research Conference 2020. Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This conference was co-hosted by Dr Pete Mackie and the WISERD Housing Research Network, the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Shelter Cymru and Welsh Government. The event showcased research and evaluations on contemporary Welsh housing issues and provided a platform for reflection and knowledge exchange. It was held at Cardiff University on 9th January 2020 and 140 delegates booked to attend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wales-housing-research-conference-2020
 
Description [2020-01-10] Beel, D.E. and Jones, M. The Fourth International Conference on Cultural Political Economy: Ideologies of city-regional growth. Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The second keynote presentation at the Fourth International Conference on Cultural Political Economy at Staffordshire University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sway.office.com/8hqTlHlmabAnE8Ki?ref=Link
 
Description [2020-01-14] Johnson, C. WISERD Cardiff Lunchtime Seminar: What's the use of exam qualifications? Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Honorary Research Fellow Colin Johnson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-lunchtime-seminar-whats-use-exam-qualifications
 
Description [2020-01-15] Abadir, D. WISERD Blog: Gender Pay Gap Transparency Legislation in the UK: How have employers responded? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD academics. This Blog was written by David Abadir, Undergraduate work placement under Prof Melanie Jones, Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/gender-pay-gap-transparency-legislation-uk-how-have-employers-responded
 
Description [2020-01-21] Davies, R. WISERD Cardiff Lunchtime Seminar: Careers Guidance and Progression to Post-Compulsory Education in Wales. Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Rhys Davies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-lunchtime-seminar-careers-guidance-and-progression-post-compulsor...
 
Description [2020-01-21] Orford, S. Understanding Welsh Places: Consortium meeting to discuss updates to the website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation delivered by Scott Orford to the Understanding Welsh Places Consortium on on-going developments of the UWP and also update from data team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-01-28] Mackie, P. WISERD Cardiff Lunchtime Seminar: Exploring the Mobilities of Welsh Homelessness Prevention Policy. Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Dr Peter Mackie.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-lunchtime-seminar-exploring-mobilities-welsh-homelessness-prevent...
 
Description [2020-02-01] Jones, I.R. WISERD Engagement Booklet: WISERD Civil Society - Changing Perspectives on Civic Stratification and Civil Repair 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This stakeholder engagement booklet outlines the work packages from the ambitious new programme of work that WISERD Civil Society is undertaking from October 2019. The research is funded by ESRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/wiserd-civil-society-changing-perspectives-civic-stratification-an...
 
Description [2020-02-11] Jones, I.R. WISERD Civil Society Stakeholder Launch Event: Celebrating Civil Society Research: A New Chapter. Senedd, Cardiff Bay 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This WISERD stakeholder event, Celebrating Civil Society Research - A New Chapter, launched WISERD's new five-year plan for the next phase of research into civil society. Our new research will explore social and economic inequality, migration and multiculturalism, the foundational economy, the changing dynamics of work, and animal rights and A.I. The event was held in the Senedd, Cardiff bay and was attended by over 70 people, including key stakeholders from public, private, policy and third sectors. Guest speakers included Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister of Wales and Professor Alison Park, Director of Research at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/celebrating-civil-society-research-new-chapter
 
Description [2020-02-25] Winckler, V. WISERD Blog: The Rise and Fall of Think Tanks in Wales. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This WISERD Blog, written by Victoria Winckler from the Bevan Foundation is about the rise and role of Think Tanks in Wales. The Foreword is by WISERD Director Prof Sally Power.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/reflections-rise-and-fall-think-tanks-wales-victoria-winckler-bevan-founda...
 
Description [2020-02-26] Elias, A. BBC Radio Wales: Independentist movements and lived experiences of secessionist conflicts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Anwen Elias discusses research related to the research being carried out through the IMAJINE H2020 project (which looks, among other things, at how independentist movements make the case for radical constitutional change), and the new WISERD Civil Society Centre on citizens' 'lived experiences' of secessionist conflicts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-02-27] Woods, M. Public Lecture: After BREXIT - What next for Wales? Aberystwyth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As the UK Government begins negotiating its future relationship with the European Union, the First Minister of Wales, The Right Hon Mark Drakeford, delivered the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Annual Lecture. During this public lecture at Aberystwyth University held on Thursday 27 February 2020 he discussed what the future holds for Wales following Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/news/archive/2020/02/title-229064-en.html
 
Description [2020-04-08] Orford, S. Understanding Welsh Places: Consortium meeting to discuss updates to the website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation delivered by Scott Orford to the Understanding Welsh Places Consortium on on-going developments of the UWP and also update from data team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-04-09] Blackaby, D., Drinkwater, S. and Robinson, C. WISERD Blog: Are there differences in volunteering in health and social care and responses to the Coronavirus in England and Wales? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by David Blackaby, Stephen Drinkwater and Catherine Robinson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/are-there-differences-volunteering-health-and-social-care-and-responses-co...
 
Description [2020-04-14] Jones, I.R. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: The Foundational Economy and Citizenship. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Professor Ian Rees Jones.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/virtual-wiserd-lunchtime-seminar-foundational-economy-and-citizenship
 
Description [2020-04-22] Hampton, J.M. Welsh Government Webinar: Children's Worlds: International Survey of Children's Subjective Wellbeing. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The seminar was run specifically for Welsh Government colleagues, presenting findings from international comparisons of the Children's Worlds Survey data, written and presented by Jennifer Hampton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-04-23] Jones, I.R. WISERD Blog: COVID-19 age-specific health messages can be misleading 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Ian Rees Jones (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/covid-19-age-specific-health-messages-can-be-misleading
 
Description [2020-04-27] Goodwin-Hawkins, B. WISERD Blog: 'Coronavirus holidays' stoke rural fury 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/coronavirus-holidays-stoke-rural-fury
 
Description [2020-04-28] Morgan, K. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Foodscapes of Hope. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Professor Kevin Morgan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/virtual-wiserd-lunchtime-seminar-foodscapes-hope-professor-kevin-morgan
 
Description [2020-04] Orford, S. Discussions on using the WISERD DataPortal to host a mapping interface for creative industries. CLWSTER, Cardiff University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A series of meetings to discuss the possibility of using the WISERD DataPortal web-application to host data on the location of creative industries, provided by the CLWSTER research centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-05-04] Power, S. WISERD Blog: COVID-19 and school closures 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Sally Power (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/covid-19-and-school-closures
 
Description [2020-05-06] Goodwin-Hawkins, B. WISERD Blog: Could local food fill our supermarket shelves? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/could-local-food-fill-our-supermarket-shelves
 
Description [2020-05-12] Hogerbrugge, M. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: More able and talented pupils in Wales - an update. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-more-able-and-talented-pupils-wales-upda...
 
Description [2020-05-12] Orford, S. Understanding Welsh Places: Consortium meeting to discuss updates to the website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation delivered by Scott Orford to the Understanding Welsh Places Consortium on on-going developments of the UWP and also update from data team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-05-14] Taylor, C. WISERD Blog: COVID-19 and pupil assessment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Chris Taylor (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/covid-19-and-pupil-assessment
 
Description [2020-05-26] Power, S. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Believing and/or belonging? The complex relationship between family, religion and civil society. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD academic Professor Sally Power.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-believing-andor-belonging-complex-relati...
 
Description [2020-06-02] Davies, C. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Social research in the pandemic and beyond. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series. This seminar was presented by Dr Ceri Davies from NatCen and explored the short and medium term implications of conducting research during a pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-social-research-pandemic-and-beyond-ceri...
 
Description [2020-06-07] Taylor, C. WalesOnline: Interview regarding Year Six students in lockdown 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Chris Taylor was quoted in an article about Year six pupils missing the end of primary school. He explained that much of the research on transitions says that it is the familiarisation with high school that is important, rather than the social aspects of saying goodbye.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/education/year-six-pupils-who-missed-18367886
 
Description [2020-06-08] Blakely, H. and Davies, S. WISERD Blog: COVID-19: the role of trade unions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Helen Blakely and Steve Davies (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/covid-19-role-trade-unions
 
Description [2020-06-09] Winckler, V. and Cunningham, H. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Where next for the Welsh economy? Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series. This seminar was presented by Victoria Winckler and Helen Cunningham from the Bevan Foundation and looked at the possible impact of COVID-19 on Wales' economic output, and the future prospects for the economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-where-next-welsh-economy-helen-cunningha...
 
Description [2020-06-15] Jones, M. Disability Unit, UK Government: Exploring the impact of COVID-19 and [the/a] recession on disabled people and the national strategy. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A presentation given to the Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office exploring the impact of COVID-19 and [the/a] recession on disabled people and the national strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-06-16] Jones, M. Royal Society of Arts: What next for inclusive employment: disabled people's economic participation after COVID-19. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A talk at a Royal Society of Arts event to disability equality organisations on "What next for inclusive employment: disabled people's economic participation after COVID-19."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thersa.org/events/fellowship/2020/06/what-next-for-inclusive-employment
 
Description [2020-06-16] Marks, R. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Making a bigger difference through volunteering, funding and influencing. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series. This seminar was presented by Ruth Marks from the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and looked at the impact of COVID-19 on the voluntary sector in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-making-bigger-difference-through-volunte...
 
Description [2020-06-25] Woods, M. WISERD Blog: The rural dilemma: how to restart tourism and reassure residents 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Mike Woods (Aberystwyth University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/rural-dilemma-how-restart-tourism-and-reassure-residents
 
Description [2020-06-26] Hampton, J.M. WISERD Blog: Early GCSE entry: multiple entry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Jennifer May Hampton (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/early-gcse-entry-multiple-entry
 
Description [2020-06-26] Hampton, J.M. WISERD Blog: Early GCSE entry: patterns over time 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Jennifer May Hampton (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/early-gcse-entry-patterns-over-time
 
Description [2020-06-26] Hogerbrugge, M. WISERD Blog: An introduction to the WISERD Education Data Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Martijn Hogerbrugge (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/introduction-wiserd-education-data-lab
 
Description [2020-06-26] Pearce, S. WISERD Blog: What do differences in civil society across the UK nations mean for the looming youth unemployment crisis? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Sioned Pearce (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/what-do-differences-civil-society-across-uk-nations-mean-looming-youth-une...
 
Description [2020-06-26] Thomas, I. WISERD Blog: Patterns of school non-attendance over the educational lifecourse 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Ian Thomas (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/patterns-school-non-attendance-over-educational-lifecourse
 
Description [2020-06-30] Parken, A. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: The Welsh Government's Gender Equality Review: Reinventing the wheel or an opportunity to improve outcomes? Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD online lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Dr Alison Parken, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff Business School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-welsh-governments-gender-equality-review...
 
Description [2020-07-01] Jones, N. WISERD Cardiff Lunchtime Seminar: Evaluating the Foundation Phase: A comparative study of policy enactment and impacts on learning following 10 years of implementation. Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by WISERD PhD student Nikki Jones.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-lunchtime-seminar-evaluating-foundation-phase-comparative-study-p...
 
Description [2020-07-06] Hampton, J.M. WISERD Blog: COVID-19 and the uncertainty for new Welsh undergraduates 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Jennifer May Hampton (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/covid-19-and-uncertainty-new-welsh-undergraduates
 
Description [2020-07-07] Portes, J. WISERD Online Lecture: Covid-19 and Brexit: Where next for the UK economy? Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This online lecture was delivered by Professor Jonathan Portes, Kings College London who was scheduled to speak at our Annual Conference which was cancelled.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/jonathan-portes-online-lecture-covid-19-and-brexit-where-next-uk-economy
 
Description [2020-07-13] Orford, S. Understanding Welsh Places: Consortium meeting to discuss updates to the website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation delivered by Scott Orford to the Understanding Welsh Places Consortium on on-going developments of the UWP and also update from data team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-07-14] Felstead, A. and Reuschke, D. WISERD Blog: Homeworking rockets: new evidence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Alan Felstead and Darja Reuschke
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/homeworking-rockets-new-evidence
 
Description [2020-07-14] Jones, I.R. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Perspectives on civic stratification and civil repair. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD online lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Professor Ian Rees Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-perspectives-civic-stratification-and-ci...
 
Description [2020-07-17] Higgs, G. WISERD Blog: Are banks doing enough to model the impact of branch closures on communities? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Gary Higgs, USW.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/are-banks-doing-enough-model-impact-branch-closures-communities
 
Description [2020-07-21] Muddiman, E. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Civil Society for families during lockdown: What can home life tell us about civic engagement? Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD online lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Dr Esther Muddiman
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-civil-society-families-during-lockdown-w...
 
Description [2020-07-22] Price, A., Langford, M., Higgs, G. and Radcliffe, J. GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2020 Conference: The Design and Development of a client-server based tool to Compute Accessibility to Sporting Facilities in Wales. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This paper was delivered as part of the GIS Research UK 2020 Conference, which took place online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://london.gisruk.org/programme.php
 
Description [2020-08-12] Hampton, J.M. Wales Online: Wales makes A-level grades pledge to students amid lowered grades controversy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Wales Online news article about the A level examination grades of 2020. Jennifer Hampton interviewed and quoted for the piece
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/education/a-levels-grades-wales-downgraded-18759113
 
Description [2020-08-13] Hampton, J.M. WISERD Blog: A-level results day 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Jennifer May Hampton (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/level-results-day-2020
 
Description [2020-08-18] Goodwin-Hawkins, B. WISERD Blog: Keeping up connections: town twinning after COVID-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/keeping-connections-town-twinning-after-covid-19
 
Description [2020-08-20] Hampton, J.M. Cardiff University News: International study reveals low levels of well-being amongst children in Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A Cardiff University news article, written by Jennifer Hampton, reporting the main findings of the study for children and young people in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/2431870-international-study-reveals-low-levels-of-wellbeing-amon...
 
Description [2020-08-20] Hampton, J.M. WISERD Blog: GCSE results day 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Jennifer May Hampton (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/gcse-results-day-2020
 
Description [2020-08-20] Hampton, J.M. WISERD Blog: Well-being of school children in Wales: European comparisons 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Jennifer May Hampton (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/well-being-school-children-wales-european-comparisons
 
Description [2020-08-20] Hampton, J.M. WISERD Blog: Well-being of school children in Wales: bullying 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Jennifer May Hampton (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/well-being-school-children-wales-bullying
 
Description [2020-08-26] Hampton, J.M. BBC Wales: BTec: 'Welsh solution needed' for qualifications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Jennifer Hampton interviewed for BBC Wales, resulting in online news article and appearing in Wales Today, Evening News segment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53907945
 
Description [2020-08-26] Hampton, J.M. Nation Cymru: Children in Wales least positive about their future across 35 countries, international study shows 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A Nation Cymru article reporting the main findings of the study for children and young people in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://nation.cymru/news/children-in-wales-least-positive-about-their-future-across-35-countries-in...
 
Description [2020-08-30] Hampton, J.M. Plaid Cymru: Report finds children in Wales have lowest levels of well-being 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A Plaid Cymru statement, written in response to the main findings of the study for children and young people in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.partyof.wales/wellbeing_young_people_llesiant_pobl_ifanc
 
Description [2020-08-30] Hampton, J.M. Wales News Online: Report finds children in Wales have lowest levels of well-being 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A Wales News Online article reporting the main findings of the study for children and young people in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://walesnewsonline.com/report-finds-children-in-wales-have-lowest-levels-of-well-being/
 
Description [2020-08] Jeffrey, R. Sheffield TUC and War on Want: Tackling Labour Market Injustice and Organising Workers: The View from a Northern Heartland: Report Launch. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This event launched a major new research report, "Tackling labour market injustice and organising workers: The view from a Northern Heartland" focusing on Sheffield - the UK's low pay capital - shows how the same factors that expose workers to harm in 'normal' times, has also exposed them to the worst effects of the Covid Pandemic. Sheffield TUC and War on Want host this report launch event with a presentation from one of the authors, Dr Bob Jeffrey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://fb.watch/3xk8XDHdCL/
 
Description [2020-09-01] Hampton, J.M. Institute of Welsh Affairs Blog: Pass or fail? Reflections on the Welsh exams debacle 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jennifer Hampton contributed to a blog for the Institute of Welsh Affairs, a Welsh think-tank and charity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iwa.wales/agenda/2020/09/pass-or-fail-reflections-on-the-welsh-exams-debacle/
 
Description [2020-09-01] Hampton, J.M. Play Wales: Low levels of well-being amongst children in Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A Play Wales article reporting the main findings of the study for children and young people in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.playwales.org.uk/eng/news/1407-low-levels-of-well-being-amongst-children-in-wales
 
Description [2020-09-07] Reuschke, D. and Felstead, A. Press Release: UK productivity could be improved by a permanent shift towards remote working 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This press release shared findings from new research by Dr Darja Reuschke and Professor Alan Felstead (WISERD) on homeworking during lockdown. The research found that nine out of ten employees who have worked at home during lockdown would like to continue doing so in some capacity. Their report on homeworking presented the first analysis of employee survey data focusing on homeworking, which was gathered for the Understanding Society Covid-19 Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/uk-productivity-could-be-improved-permanent-shift-towards-remote-working
 
Description [2020-09-08 to 2020-09-10] Jones, I.R. The Foundational Economy Series. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was a three day event, held on 8, 9 and 10 September, addressing key questions that have arisen from the current COVID-19 crisis and the ways in which foundational thinking can contribute to social and economic repair. Speakers included Teis Hansen (Lund University), Lars Coenen (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences), Julie Froud (Manchester University) Rachel Reeves MP (Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office) Fabrizio Barca (coordinator of Forum Disuguaglianze e Diversita`) Lee Waters (Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport), Elin Hywel (Cwmni Bro) and Sophie Howe (Future Generations Commissioner for Wales).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-foundational-economy-online-series-2020
 
Description [2020-09-09] Orford, S. Understanding Welsh Places: Consortium meeting to discuss updates to the website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation delivered by Scott Orford to the Understanding Welsh Places Consortium on on-going developments of the UWP and also update from data team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-09-10] Mann, S. Global Labour Force Virtual Young Scholars Seminar Series: Gender Identity, Employment, Self-Employment and Trans Legislation. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation at the Global Labour Force Young Scholars Seminar Series on "The labour force status of transgender people and the impact of removing surgical requirements to change gender on ID documents".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://glabor.org/first-webinar-in-the-series-of-glo-virtual-young-scholar-glo-virtys-program-cohor...
 
Description [2020-09-17] Pearce, S. WISERD Blog: Civil society approaches to tackling youth unemployment: an analysis of the UK nations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Sioned Pearce (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/civil-society-approaches-tackling-youth-unemployment-analysis-uk-nations
 
Description [2020-09-18] Wall, M. A Conversation on Wales' Future. Online. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A joint event delivered by WISERD and the Wales Centre for Public Policy in which Carwyn Jones MS (former First Minister of Wales), Auriol Miller (Director of the Institute of Welsh Affairs), and Rachel Minto (Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University) analysed the trajectories and priorities that will characterise Welsh politics and policy over the next decade.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/conversation-wales-future
 
Description [2020-09-21] Jenkins, J. WISERD Blog: COVID-19 lockdown and the needs of garment workers in Bangalore, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Jean Jenkins (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/covid-19-lockdown-and-needs-garment-workers-bangalore-india
 
Description [2020-09-25] Power, S. ITV News, ITV: Interview regarding attainment gap "Experts warn of 'long term damage' to education due to school closures" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Sally Power was interviewed by ITV Wales News about the widening attainment gap due to school closures related to COVID-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/attainment-gap-experts-warn-long-term-damage-education-due-school-closures
 
Description [2020-09-30] Hampton, J.M. WISERD Blog: COVID-19, home learning and educational inequalities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Jennifer May Hampton (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/covid-19-home-learning-and-educational-inequalities
 
Description [2020-10-02] Hampton, J.M. BBC Wales Today, BBC: Interview regarding qualifications and assessment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Jennifer May Hampton was interviewed by BBC Wales Today about the Welsh Government being forced to backtrack on the grading method agreed with regulator Qualifications Wales. The decision came after an outcry over students being downgraded led to a u-turn in Scotland and changes in England. The interview drew on work carried out in the WISERD Education Data Lab.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/qualifications-and-assessment
 
Description [2020-10-02] Hampton, J.M. Western Mail: Press release regarding Children's Worlds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Jennifer May Hampton was interviewed by Wales Online about the Children's' Worlds survey, which found that children in Wales have some of the lowest levels of well-being amongst children across 35 countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/childrens-worlds
 
Description [2020-10-03] Hatch, S. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: The impact of COVID-19 on unpaid carers in Wales. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD online lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Simon Hatch, Carers Wales Trust
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-impact-covid-19-unpaid-carers-wales-simo...
 
Description [2020-10-06] Reid, C. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Employer engagement with schools, the aspirations of young people and post 16 transitions in Wales. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD online lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by PhD student Chloe Reid
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-employer-engagement-schools-aspirations-...
 
Description [2020-10-06] Taylor, C. WISERD Blog: The impact of COVID-19 on children's learning in Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Chris Taylor (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/impact-covid-19-childrens-learning-wales
 
Description [2020-10-15] Hampton, J.M. WEDL Seminar: Hwb platform data - an initial analysis on digital learning during the COVID-19 lockdown. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion of initial findings of Ser Cymru funded analysis of Hwb data, aimed at dissemination and participation of policy makers and education practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-10-15] Orford, S., Jones, S. and Dickson, C. Welsh Government Social Research Sharing Session: Using the WISERD DataPortal as a data discovery tool for research. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A presentation delivered to Welsh Government as one of their Government Social Research Sharing Session. The presentation was delivered by Samuel Jones and Catriona Dickson, who presented the purpose behind the development of the DataPortal, along with its key functionality and case studies of how it has been used. This produced a good discission on how the WISERD DataPortal could by used by Welsh Government to support their research programmes. Follow up emails for further information and advice on using the WISERD DataPortal were received.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-10-20] Hampton, J.M. and Muddiman, E. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Home learning in Wales during a global pandemic. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Lunchtime Seminars are to engage and inform internal and external stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD academics. This Seminar was written and presented by Dr Jennifer May Hampton, Cardiff University, and Dr Esther Muddiman, Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-home-learning-wales-during-global-pandem...
 
Description [2020-10-26] Chaney, P. WISERD Blog: New study on the electoral politics of refugees and asylum seekers reveals distinctive approaches to welfare in the different countries of the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Paul Chaney (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/new-study-electoral-politics-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-reveals-distincti...
 
Description [2020-10] Chaney, P. Transforming Society Blog: The potential of civil society to bring about social change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog post on the Transforming Society blog which discusses the publication of the first four titles in WISERD's Civil Society and Social Change book series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.transformingsociety.co.uk/2020/10/21/the-potential-of-civil-society-to-bring-about-socia...
 
Description [2020-11-05] Jones, M. Resolution Foundation: From lockdown to levelling up in Wales: The past, present and future of Welsh living standards. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk at a Resolution Foundation event on "From lockdown to levelling up in Wales: The past, present and future of Welsh living standards."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-11-09] Mann, R. Civil Society Launch event. Online. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was an online launch of Civil Society: Changing perspectives on Civic Stratification and Civil Repair in Bangor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/bangor-university-launches-civil-society-research-centre
 
Description [2020-11-10] Jenkins, J. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Human Resource Managers - First Line of Oppression? The case of the Indian Garment Sector. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD online lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Jean Jenkins
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-human-resource-managers-first-line-oppre...
 
Description [2020-11-10] Orford, S. Understanding Welsh Places Festival: The data, analysis and what it can do for you. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation delivered as part of the Understanding Welsh Places Festival. The presentation was delivered by Scott Orford, who presented the purpose behind the development of Understanding Welsh Places, along with its key functionality, datasets and plans for future releases and development. This produced a good feedback on how the website has been used, and how it could be used going forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-welsh-places-festival-telling-the-story-of-your-place-t...
 
Description [2020-11-12] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Understanding Welsh Places Festival: Planning and data clinic: Bring your questions and challenges for the Understanding Welsh Places expert group. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop delivered as part of the Understanding Welsh Places Festival. Samuel Jones was part of the panel, which looked to answer queries on planning and data from event delegates. The workshop involved a discussion around what datasets are included as part of the Understanding Welsh Places web application, along with a live demonstration of its key functionality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-welsh-places-festival-telling-the-story-of-your-place-t...
 
Description [2020-11-16] Chaney, P., Jones, I.R. and Fevre, R. WISERD Blog: Electoral politics study reveals how devolution provides new political spaces to advance animal welfare 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Paul Chaney, Ian Rees Jones and Ralph Fevre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/electoral-politics-study-reveals-how-devolution-provides-new-political-spa...
 
Description [2020-11-17] Chaney, P. and Sophocleous, C. WISERD Blog: Exploring the issues facing third sector adult social care providers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from Wales and Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Paul Chaney and Christala Sopholeous (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/exploring-issues-facing-third-sector-adult-social-care-providers-and-durin...
 
Description [2020-11-17] Hampton, J.M. The Children's Worlds 2020 Webinar: Wales findings. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD team produced two short presentations for the launch which was organised by the Children's Worlds International Team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://isciweb.org/publications-and-events/events-and-conferences/childrens-worlds-2020-webinar/
 
Description [2020-11-17] Kamruzzaman, P. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Do civil societies need to revisit their roles in finding a durable and dignified solution for the Rohingya crisis. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD online lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Palash Kamruzzaman, USW
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-do-civil-societies-need-revisit-their-ro...
 
Description [2020-11-19] Muddiman, E. WISERD Blog: Young people and COVID: Part of the solution rather than part of the problem? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This Blog was written by Esther Muddiman, Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/young-people-and-covid-part-solution-rather-part-problem
 
Description [2020-11-19] Orford, S. Understanding Welsh Places: Presentation and live demonstration of new functionality and data added as part of Understanding Welsh Places 2 (UWP2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation delivered by Scott Orford to the Understanding Welsh Places Consortium. This presentation focussed on the new data and functionality added to the web application as part of Understanding Welsh Places 2 (UWP2), including new maps showing flows of people within Wales and between Wales and England, and data on access to services, green space and mental health. This was met with positive feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-11-20] Davies, R. and Jones, M. Cardiff University Blog: A partnership for better public policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A blog post discussing the benefits of the strategic partnership established between Cardiff University and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). WISERD academics Rhys Davies and Melanie Jones are leading on two areas of this project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/innovation/2020/11/20/a-partnership-for-better-public-policy/
 
Description [2020-11-24] Statham R. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: The impact of Covid-19 on financial security in Scotland. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD online lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Rachel Statham, IPPR
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-impact-covid-19-financial-security-scotl...
 
Description [2020-12-01] Miley, J. and Hammy, C. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Exploring the Political Ideas and Worldviews of Kurdish-Syrian Refugees in Germany. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD online lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Jeff Miley and Cihad Hammy, Cambridge University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-exploring-political-ideas-and-worldviews...
 
Description [2020-12-04] Mann, S. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Early Career Workshop: Sexual orientation, political trust, and same sex relationship recognition policies in Europe. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation at the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Early Career Workshop on "Sexual orientation, political trust, and same sex relationship recognition policies in Europe".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-12-07] Chaney, P. WISERD Blog: New study explores civil society perspectives on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD website is regularly updated with current news stories to share institutional news or latest project findings and research impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/new-study-explores-civil-society-perspectives-implementation-convention-ri...
 
Description [2020-12-08] Jenkins, J. and Davies, R. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Lockdown in Bangalore: The Vulnerabilities of Indian Garment Workers. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD online lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Jean Jenkins and Rhys Davies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-lockdown-bangalore-vulnerabilities-india...
 
Description [2020-12-08] Jones, M. Disabled Member Network, Trades Union Councils: Disability inequality in the UK labour market. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation given to the Trades Union Councils - London, East and South East, Disabled Member Network on "Disability inequality in the UK labour market".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-12-09] Orford, S. Carnegie UK Trust News: New data for Understanding Welsh Places website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A Carnegie UK Trust article on the release of the second iteration of Understanding Welsh Places (UWP2). The article describes the new data and features that were added in version 2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/news/new-data-for-understanding-welsh-places-website/
 
Description [2020-12-09] Orford, S. Institute of Welsh Affairs Blog: Stats the way 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An IWA News blog article on the release of the second iteration of Understanding Welsh Places (UWP2). The article describes the new data and features that were added in version 2, as well as a video explaining how to use the website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iwa.wales/agenda/2020/12/stats-the-way/
 
Description [2020-12-09] Orford, S. Post Cyntaf, BBC Radio Cymru: Understanding Welsh Places Launch: Why collecting statistics on Welsh towns is vital to start renewing our communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media commentary on BBC Radio Cymru's Post Cyntaf programme following the launch of Understanding Welsh Places 2 (UWP2). The discussion covered the importance of collecting statistics on Welsh towns is vital to start renewing our communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000qg42
 
Description [2020-12-10] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Third Sector data in Wales meeting. Wales Council for Voluntary Action 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A discussion about how to make the use of third sector data, including the WCVA's own data. This also involved scoping out what future collaborations between the two organisations may look like.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020-12-16] Orford, S. National Centre for Research Methods Bulletin (December 2020): WISERD launches update of the Understanding Welsh Places website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact NCRM Research Methods bulletin reporting the launch of the second version of the Understanding Welsh Places website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2020] Higgs, G. and Langford, M. Working group for the Senedd Academic Fellowship on changing financial services provision in Wales. Research Service, Welsh Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This working group established in 2020 to discuss and feed in to Dr Mitch Langford's Academic Fellowship with Senedd Cymru (Welsh Parliament), titled 'Exploring geographical patterns in the changing landscape of financial services provision in Wales'. The research that resulted from this series of meetings led to the production of an academic paper, blog articles and a report, supporting the Senedd Cymru Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee's work on Access to Banking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description [2021-01-06] Calzada, I. DigiLabour: Data and Platform Co-ops in Smart City Citizenship: interview with Igor Calzada 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An interview was undertaken by the international project DigiLabour based in Brazil. It was then released as an online article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://digilabour.com.br/2021/01/06/data-and-platform-co-ops-in-smart-city-citizenship-interview-wi...
 
Description [2021-01-11] Orford, S. and Jones, S. Working group with the Wales Audit Office. Wales Audit Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Wales Audit Office requested a meeting to discuss the possibility of using the dataset created for Understanding Welsh Places in their research on regeneration of towns and cities in Wales. Further information and advice was provided to the WAO, along with the Understand Welsh Places dataset. Future meetings are planned to see how this work progresses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description [2021-01-12] Pearce, S. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Youth unemployment, precarity and civil society: devolved policy and its implications for the young post-Covid-19. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Online lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by Cardiff University academic Dr Sioned Pearce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-youth-unemployment-precarity-and-civil-s...
 
Description [2021-01-19] Bustard, J. and Calzada, I. ENTER21: The innovation imperative in smart cities and smart tourism; a call for collaboration toward building and sharing knowledge of patterns of success in sustainable living and climate renewal. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was an invited keynote at the ENTER21 conference organised by ENTER Exchange. The conference was held online on 19-22 January 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ifitt.org/enter2021-virtual/
 
Description [2021-01-19] Heley, J. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Where next for Mid Wales? Identifying innovative, inclusive strategies for growth through a 'Living Lab' research model. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Online lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by Aberystwyth University academic Dr Jesse Heley.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-where-next-mid-wales-identifying-innovat...
 
Description [2021-01-22] Calzada, I. The Future of Urban Living Post Pandemic Consultation. St Georges House 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This panel was delivered as part of 'The Future of Urban Living Post Pandemic' online consultation, organised by St George's House on the 22nd January.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.stgeorgeshouse.org/future-of-urban-living-consultation/
 
Description [2021-01-26] Goodwin-Hawkins, B. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: The foundational economy in rural-urban perspective: Reflections on inclusive and sustainable regional development from the ROBUST project. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Online lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by Aberystwyth University academic Dr Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-foundational-economy-rural-urban-perspec...
 
Description [2021-01-26] Taylor, C. BBC Wales: Covid: Shut schools 'like systematic neglect' to disadvantaged pupils 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof. Chris Taylor was interviewed for BBC Wales, which resulted in an online news article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55801099
 
Description [2021-02-02] Calzada, I. IntoEU: Digital transformations and how it is changing our lives; origins, processes, promises & perils. Brussels, Belgium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This event was an invited keynote at the IntoEU conference organised by the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. The conference was held on 2nd February 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description [2021-02-09] Rone, J. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: March To Brussels: The Diffusion of Protests against Austerity and Free Trade in the EU. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Online lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by University of Cambridge academic Dr Julia Rone.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-march-brussels-diffusion-protests-agains...
 
Description [2021-02-16] Silvonen, T. WISERD Blog: Drawing on the support of those around us. What's next for community care? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This blog was written by Taru Silvonen (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/drawing-support-those-around-us-whats-next-community-care
 
Description [2021-02-23] Elliot, E., Herbert, A. and Todd, R. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: The Hidden Value of Community Anchor Organisations in Wales. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Online lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by Cardiff University Honorary academic Dr Eva Elliot and Allan Herbert and Russell Todd.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-hidden-value-community-anchor-organisati...
 
Description [2021-02-24] Calzada, I. 7th International Workshop on Sharing Economy: Smart City Citizenship in the Sharing Economy. Barcelona, Spain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This keynote was the first of the 7th International Workshop on Sharing Economy international conference. This conference gathered top academics and practitioners in the field of sharing economy. The conference was held between 24th and 26th February in Barcelona, Spain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAifGv5kYhQ
 
Description [2021-02-24] Calzada, I. The Open University of Catalonia: The sharing economy was a promise that has been completely devalued in the hands of large corporations. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An interview was undertaken by the Open University of Catalonia in order to promote and opening keynote lecture by Igor Calzada. It was then released as an online article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uoc.edu/portal/en/news/entrevistes/2021/008-igor-calzada.html
 
Description [2021-02-24] Langford, M. and Higgs, G. Technical Briefing session on Academic Fellowship Research on Access to Financial Services. Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee, Senedd Cymru 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A briefing to Senedd Cymru's (the Welsh Parliament) Business, Infrastructure and Skills Committee on the research undertaken as part of Dr Mitchel Langford's Academic Fellowship. This briefing outlines the potential impacts of on-going changes to financial service provision on local communities across Wales. Use was made of sophisticated spatial analysis techniques to better understand current patterns of financial services provision, the changes in provision over time (between 2008 and 2018) and the impact this has on key population groups (such as the elderly). It also evaluated which areas and their occupants could potentially be most impacted by any future reductions in physical banking infrastructure. The findings were also published in a WISERD report and a blog post, posted on Senedd Research's blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://business.senedd.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=446&MId=11078&Ver=4
 
Description [2021-02-26] Langford, M. Senedd Research Blog: Mapping access to banking services 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This blog article, published by Senedd Research, was one outcome associated with Dr Mitchel Langford's Academic Fellowship with Senedd Cymru (the Welsh Parliament). This article outlines the potential impacts of on-going changes to financial service provision on local communities across Wales. Use was made of sophisticated spatial analysis techniques to better understand current patterns of financial services provision, the changes in provision over time (between 2008 and 2018) and the impact this has on key population groups (such as the elderly). It also evaluated which areas and their occupants could potentially be most impacted by any future reductions in physical banking infrastructure. The findings were also published in a WISERD report and presented to the Senedd's Business, Infrastructure and Skills Committee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://research.senedd.wales/research-articles/mapping-access-to-banking-services/
 
Description [2021-02-26] Williams, A. CWPS-WISERD Seminar Series: Austerity and racism in rural England and Wales. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This seminar examined the ways in which new geographies of austerity are overwriting and compounding problems of rural poverty in the UK. The seminar also considered the socially and spatially uneven geographies of welfare 'reform', focusing specific attention on the new welfare sanction regime introduced in 2012 that intensified the use of financial penalties against welfare claimants who failed to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of welfare programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/austerity-and-racism-rural-england-and-wales
 
Description [2021-03-02] Davies, R. and Huxley, K. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Understanding the origins of labour market disadvantage. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Online lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by Cardiff University academics Dr Katy Huxley and Rhys Davies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-understanding-origins-labour-market-disa...
 
Description [2021-03-02] Quinn, K. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Integrated knowledges, integrated publics? Exploring classificatory practices, boundary crossings and public space through an ethnography of The Hive library, Worcester. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Online lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by Cardiff University academic Dr Katherine Quinn.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-integrated-knowledges-integrated-publics...
 
Description [2021-03-05] Silvonen, T. WISERD Blog: The Child Friendly City initiative: Expanding the presence of children and young people in urban governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This blog was written by Taru Silvonen (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/child-friendly-city-initiative-expanding-presence-children-and-young-peopl...
 
Description [2021-03-06] Foster, C. and Hampton, J.M. WalesOnline: The true impact of coronavirus on a generation of Welsh children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This interview with Wales Online was given by Catherine Foster. The interview involved discussing the impact of the coronavirus on a generation of Welsh children. The analysis reported in this interview was led by Jennifer Hampton as part of WISERD's Children's Worlds project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/true-impact-coronavirus-generation-welsh-19978457
 
Description [2021-03-10] Calzada, I. OXPOL Blog: Smart City Citizenship: A Techno-Political Review (of Cities and Nations) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This blog is a review of the book Smart City Citizenship in OXPOL, the Oxford University Politics blog. OXPOL is hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. OXPOL aims to promote leading academic research and analysis to readers in and outside the University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blog.politics.ox.ac.uk/smart-city-citizenship-a-techno-political-review-of-cities-and-nation...
 
Description [2021-03-15] Beynon, H., Blakely, H., Bryson, A. and Davies, R. WISERD Blog: Localities and histories: Why census data is important to understanding Trade Union membership 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The WISERD blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This blog was written by Huw Beynon, Helen Blakely and Rhys Davies (Cardiff University) and Alex Bryson (University College London).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/localities-and-histories-why-census-data-important-understanding-trade-uni...
 
Description [2021-03-16] Calzada, I. Sarean Blog: Arrakala eta Lubaki Digitalak 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This blog is on the subject of digital divides and cleavages was published by Sarean.eus, a website producing articles and essays on all things digital.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sarean.eus/arrakala-eta-lubaki-digitalak/
 
Description [2021-03-16] Chaney, P. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Parties, Petitions and Civil Society Policy Demands on Animal Welfare. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD online lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Professor Paul Chaney.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-parties-petitions-and-civil-society-poli...
 
Description [2021-03-18] Chaney, P. WISERD Blog: New research on civil society, welfare and the rights of persons with disabilities in the former Soviet Union 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This blog was written by Paul Chaney (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/new-research-civil-society-welfare-and-rights-persons-disabilities-former-...
 
Description [2021-03-18] Foster, C. BBC Wales: Covid: Schools warned against overloading pupils 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Catherine Foster interviewed for BBC Wales, resulting in online news article which was the top story on the BBC Wales News website on the day it was published.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56423630
 
Description [2021-03-18] Higgs, G. and Langford, M. WISERD Blog: Monitoring inequalities in physical activity opportunities in a post-COVID Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This blog was written by Gary Higgs and Mitch Langford (University of South Wales).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/monitoring-inequalities-physical-activity-opportunities-post-covid-wales
 
Description [2021-03-23] Johns, S. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: What to do about this growing problem of mental health in schools? A realist evaluation of Pause up-a digital resource designed to promote positive health and well-being in secondary schools. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Online lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by Cardiff University academic Simon Johns.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-what-do-about-growing-problem-mental-hea...
 
Description [2021-03-23] Woods, M. COVID-19 and Rural Wales. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event discussed impact of the pandemic in Rural Wales, how communities and public services have responded, and needs for the post-COVID recovery. Panellists reflected on perspectives relating to rural business, culture, healthcare, public services and vulnerable social groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/covid-19-and-rural-wales
 
Description [2021-03-23] and [2021-03-25] Jones, I.R. Department of Work and Pensions Workshops: Poverty, Disability and Homelessness and Employment, Progression and the Future of Work. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WISERD hosted two workshops on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions. The first workshop was on the theme of Poverty, Disability and Homelessness and the second on Employment, Progression and the Future of Work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/department-work-and-pensions-ari-workshop
 
Description [2021-03-25] Morgan, K. CURDS Research Seminar: Strengthening the Foundational Economy in North East England: The Foundational Economy in Wales. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Kevin Morgan delivered a research seminar to the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies on 25th March 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ncl.ac.uk/curds/foundationaleconomy/
 
Description [2021-03-25] Williams, K. CURDS Research Seminar: Strengthening the Foundational Economy in North East England: The Foundational Economy. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karel Williams delivered a research seminar to the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies on 25th March 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ncl.ac.uk/curds/foundationaleconomy/
 
Description [2021-04-06] Calzada, I. Panellist discussing 'Can Co-operatives Build Worker Power?'. RADfest series, Platform Co-operativism Consortium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This keynote panel was part of an event organised by the Platform Co-operativism Consortium as part of the RADfest series. The RADfest series is partnered with the Internet Archive. This event was held at The New School on the 6th April 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://archive.org/details/can-co-ops-create-power-for-workers
 
Description [2021-04-06] Calzada, I. Sarean Blog: LABorategiak 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This blog is on the subject of digital society and was published by Sarean.eus, a website producing articles and essays on all things digital.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sarean.eus/LABorategiak/
 
Description [2021-04-06] Calzada, I. and Scholz, T. Tu Lankide MONDRAGON Corporation: Datu-kooperatibak pandemia sasoian 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This interview was the result of an article in Public Seminar, and was published as an online article by the official channel of Mondragon Cooperative Corporations, Tu Lankide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tulankide.com/eu/datu-kooperatibak-pandemia-sasoian
 
Description [2021-04-06] Chaney, P. WISERD Blog: New research examines the electoral politics of adult social care following devolution in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This blog was written by Paul Chaney (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/new-research-examines-electoral-politics-adult-social-care-following-devol...
 
Description [2021-04-06] Scholz, T., and Calzada, I. DigiLabour Article: Cooperativas de dados para tempos pande^micos 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This article was published in the DigiLabour site in Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://digilabour.com.br/2021/04/25/cooperativas-de-dados-para-tempos-pandemicos/
 
Description [2021-04-12] Jenkins, J., Blakely, H., Davies, R. International Labour Process Conference: Revisiting the Rhetorics and Reality of Human Resource Management in New Contexts. Padua, Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the International Labour Process Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ilpc.org.uk/Portals/7/2021/Documents/Programme/Final%20ILPC%20Conference%20Programme[8]....
 
Description [2021-04-12] Jenkins, J., Blakely, H., Davies, R. and Chakravarthi, R. International Labour Process Conference: HRM - First Line of Oppression? The case of the Indian Garment Sector. Padua, Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the International Labour Process Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ilpc.org.uk/Portals/7/2021/Documents/Programme/Final%20ILPC%20Conference%20Programme[8]....
 
Description [2021-04-13] Jones, S. GISRUK 2021 Early Career Researcher Workshop: Career Session: GIS at the Senedd. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Early Career Researcher Workshop took place before the GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2021 Annual Conference. This presentation took place as part of the Careers Session, where individuals using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in their careers were invited to present their work to prospective GIS professionals, in the form of Masters' and PhD students. This presentation was delivered by Samuel Jones and discussed the use of GIS in the Welsh Parliament (Senedd Cymru).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://cardiff.gisruk.org/
 
Description [2021-04-14] to [2021-04-16] Orford, S. GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2021 Annual Conference, WISERD. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact GIS Research UK (GISRUK) is the largest academic conference in Geographic Information Science in the UK. The 29th Annual GISRUK Conference took place as a free, fully online event from Wednesday 14th April to Friday 16th April 2021. The conference was organised and hosted by Prof. Scott Orford from Cardiff University and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD). The conference had more than 60 research presentations by international scientists and researchers, and three keynote speakers. The conference theme this year was the COVID19 pandemic and included papers on mapping the spread of the disease and on the spatial analysis of its impact on such things as personal mobility, social inequalities and the outcomes of interventions such as stay at home orders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://cardiff.gisruk.org/
 
Description [2021-04-15] Price, A., Langford, M., Higgs, G. and Radcliffe, J. GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2021 Conference: Computing geographical access to services: the design of an open-source multimodal client-server solution. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This paper was delivered as part of the GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2021 Conference, which was organised by Cardiff University and took place online. This paper was presented by Andrew Price.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHkYvBzkSk4
 
Description [2021-04-16] Orford, S. and Jones, S. GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2021 Conference: Investigating the spatial inter-relationships of place dependency in Wales. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This paper was delivered as part of the GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2021 Conference, which was organised by Cardiff University and took place online. This paper was presented by Samuel Jones and Scott Orford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRl0zoT_Se8
 
Description [2021-04-19] Hampton, J.M. ADR Blog: Early and multiple GCSE entry: Grade improvement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Administrative Research Data (ADR) UK blog publishes analysis undertaken utilising administrative data in the UK. This blog post was written by Jennifer Hampton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/news-blogs/early-and-multiple-gcse-entry-patterns-over-time-...
 
Description [2021-04-19] Hampton, J.M. ADR Blog: Early and multiple GCSE entry: Patterns over time 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Administrative Research Data (ADR) UK blog publishes analysis undertaken utilising administrative data in the UK. This blog post was written by Jennifer Hampton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/news-blogs/early-and-multiple-gcse-entry-patterns-over-time-...
 
Description [2021-04-20] Chaney, P. WISERD Strategic Engagement Meetings with Welsh Government. Welsh Government, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof. Paul Chaney was part of a working group with Steven Marshall, Chief Social Research Officer at Welsh Government. The group discussed potential collaborations between WISERD and Welsh Government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description [2021-04-22] Jones, M. Panellist at the 'How to advance the Economic Inclusion for People with Disabilities and Older Workers' event. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof. Melanie Jones was an invited panellist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development event on "How to advance the economic inclusion for people with disabilities and older workers".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description [2021-04-23] Bulat, A. CWPS-WISERD Seminar Series: British, Romanian and Polish attitudes towards EU migrants in the UK. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr. Alexandra Bulat delivered a seminar on 'British, Romanian and Polish attitudes towards EU migrants in the UK' as part of the CWPS-WISERD seminar series in Aberystwyth. This event was delivered online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://tocyn.cymru/en/event/68d0b17a-2a56-4703-a62d-455c4e92925a
 
Description [2021-04-23] Mackie, P. Housing in Wales: Evidence for Government 2021-2026. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was organised by the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, in collaboration with the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence and WISERD. It explored several key housing issues (including creating sustainable places through promoting design value, tackling homelessness, and encouraging tenant engagement) with a view to informing policies for the next Welsh Government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/housing-wales-evidence-government-2021-2026
 
Description [2021-04-27] Thompson, M. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Democratising the foundational economy? Lessons from Liverpool's hidden housing history. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Online lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by University of Liverpool academic Dr Matthew Thompson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-democratising-foundational-economy-lesso...
 
Description [2021-04-29] Orford, S. Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation Advisory Group Meeting. Welsh Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) Advisory Group is convened by the Welsh Government. The purpose of this group is for the Welsh Government to be able to present their plans for the WIMD to a range of stakeholders and to seek feedback on those plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description [2021-05-04] Chivers, W. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Job Quality in Cooperatives: Findings from Three Case Studies. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Online lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by Cardiff University academic Dr Wil Chivers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-lunchtime-seminar-job-quality-cooperatives-findings-three-case-st...
 
Description [2021-05-07] Tseliou, F. WISERD Blog: School exclusions in Wales on the rise 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This blog was written by Foteini Tseliou (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/school-exclusions-wales-rise
 
Description [2021-05-11] Muddiman, E. and Powell, R. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Children's rights and civic stratification. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Online lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. This seminar was presented by Cardiff University academics Dr Esther Muddiman and Dr Rhian Powell.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-childrens-rights-and-civic-stratificatio...
 
Description [2021-05-12] Chaney, P., Jones, I.R. and Fevre, R. WISERD Blog: New modes of civic engagement - exploring Westminster public petitions on animal welfare 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The WISERD blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This blog was written by Paul Chaney and Ian Rees Jones (Cardiff University) and Ralph Fevre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/new-modes-civic-engagement-exploring-westminster-public-petitions-animal-w...
 
Description [2021-05-12] Chaney, P., Jones, I.R. and Fevre, R. WISERD Blog: What mass-support e-petitions on animal welfare tell us about new modes of civil society engagement with Westminster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This blog was written by Paul Chaney and Ian Rees Jones (Cardiff University) and Ralph Fevre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/what-mass-support-e-petitions-animal-welfare-tell-us-about-new-modes-civil...
 
Description [2021-05-13] Tseliou, F. WISERD Blog: Characteristics of excluded children in Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The WISERD blog posts are written by academics to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD researchers and associates. This blog was written by Foteini Tseliou (Cardiff University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/characteristics-excluded-children-wales
 
Description [2021-05-18] Lagana, G. and Wincott, D. WISERD Online Lunchtime Seminar: Metagoverning strategic regionalism: the role of sub-state authorities in the European Union (EU)INTERREG Ireland-Wales programme. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Online lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by WISERD academics Dr Giada Lagana and Professor Dan Wincott.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-online-lunchtime-seminar-metagoverning-strategic-regionalism-role...
 
Description [2021-05-19] Jones, I.R. WISERD and Future Economies Book Launch: 'City Regions and Devolution in the UK' and 'The Political Economy of Industrial Strategy in the UK'. Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This online WISERD and Future Economies Book Launch for two new publications entitled 'City Regions and Devolution in the UK' and 'The Political Economy of Industrial Strategy in the UK'. Presentations were delivered by the books' authors, including WISERD's David Beel and Martin Jones.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-and-future-economies-book-launch-city-regions-and-devolution-uk-a...
 
Description [2021-05-20] Calzada, I. Data Justice Lab 2021: Civic Participation in the Datafied Society: Data and Platform Co-operatives amidst the European Algorithmic and Liquid Citizenship. Cardiff, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No