WISERD/Civil Society

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

Abstract

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

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

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

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

Planned Impact

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

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

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Ian Rees Jones (Principal Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1682-9134
Rhys Davies (Co-Investigator)
Christopher Matthew Taylor (Co-Investigator)
Stephen Mark Davies (Co-Investigator)
Philip Daniel Murphy (Co-Investigator)
Elin Royles (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1903
Gary Higgs (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2169-6671
Sally Anne Power (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3287-0003
Alison Jane Green (Co-Investigator)
Gareth Rees (Co-Investigator)
Catherine Robinson (Co-Investigator)
Paul Chaney (Co-Investigator)
Daniel Edward Wincott (Co-Investigator)
Lindsay Paterson (Co-Investigator)
David H Blackaby (Co-Investigator)
Rhys Alwyn Jones (Co-Investigator)
Kate Emily Moles (Co-Investigator)
Howard Henshall Davis (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9794-3325
Stephen James Drinkwater (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9973-8811
Robin Mann (Co-Investigator)
Mitchel Langford (Co-Investigator)
Jesse Heley (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Thompson (Co-Investigator)
Paul John Milbourne (Co-Investigator)
Rhys Dafydd Jones (Co-Investigator)
Alexander John Bryson (Co-Investigator)
Martin Jones (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4627-2293
Gillian Margaret Robinson (Co-Investigator)
Melanie Kim Jones (Co-Investigator)
Nicholas Richard Johns (Co-Investigator)
S Orford (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8517-4752
Martin Hyde (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9955-8121
Fiona Malcolm O'Hanlon (Co-Investigator)
Martina Yvonne Feilzer (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2107-4992
Michael John Woods (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3813-4138
Susan McVie (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1772-3742
A M Cole (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9222-0523
Jon Anderson (Co-Investigator)
Laura Joanne Jones (Researcher)
Ian Matthew Stafford (Researcher)
Anita Staneva (Researcher)
 
Title Dr Elin Royles WP2.3 Short video on Young people's views on Brexit a year after Brexit 
Description Young people filmed at the Urdd Youth Eisteddfod, Bridgend as part of the Young people and Brexit project associate with WP 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Collaboration with members of the Urdd, videos shared with the organisation and shown at the Young People and Brexit Conference, London 22.6.17 
URL http://cwps.aber.ac.uk/portfolio/barn-pobl-ifanc-am-brexit/
 
Title Dr Jean Jenkins - Project Banner/Poster 
Description Through collaboration with our partners, we created a poster/banner to define the OLR project. Using the digital image banners have been produced in India by our project partners and in UK. The banners are being used to provide an identity for project events being held in both countries. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The banner promotes the research and its intended outcomes to stakeholders in both India and UK and it provides the project with an easy to understand identity. 
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce 06.10.16 - Two short films on young people and the EU referendum 
Description With ESRC Impact Acceleration Account money we have produced two short films (8 and 5 minutes) with young people discussing our findings. These are available on the WISERD website and have been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use them in workshops on politics with young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Giving voice to the young people involved. Their use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times they have been watched on the website will give an indication as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/should-we-stay-or-should-we-go-young-people-and-eu-referendum/
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce, June 2017 - Young People - Brexit Cymraeg: Thoughts from young people about the UK's EU Referendum - Welsh language with English subtitles 
Description Funded via an ESRC Brexit grant we have produced an eight minute film to engage young people in discussions about their ideas and feelings on the UK's EU Referendum. This is available on the WISERD website and it has been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use it in workshops on politics with young people. This video is in Welsh with English subtitles 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This video gives voice to the young people involved in the discussions. Its use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times it has been watched on the website will give an indication as to their use as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/young-people-brexit-cymraeg
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce, June 2017 - Young People - Forming Views: Thoughts from young people about the UK's EU Referendum 
Description Funded via an ESRC Brexit grant we have produced an eight minute film to engage young people in discussions about their ideas and feelings on the UK's EU Referendum. This is available on the WISERD website and it has been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use it in workshops on politics with young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This video gives voice to the young people involved in the discussions. Its use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times it has been watched on the website will give an indication as to their use as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/young-people-forming-views
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce, June 2017 - Young People - How did you vote in the Brexit referendum?: Thoughts from young people about the UK's EU Referendum 
Description Funded via an ESRC Brexit grant we have produced a two minute film to engage young people in discussions about their ideas and feelings on the UK's EU Referendum. This is available on the WISERD website and it has been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use it in workshops on politics with young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This video gives voice to the young people involved in the discussions. Its use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times it has been watched on the website will give an indication as to their use as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/young-people-how-did-you-vote-brexit-referendum
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce, June 2017 - Young People - Impact of Brexit: Thoughts from young people about the UK's EU Referendum 
Description Funded via an ESRC Brexit grant we have produced a seven minute film to engage young people in discussions about their ideas and feelings on the UK's EU Referendum. This is available on the WISERD website and it has been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use it in workshops on politics with young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This video gives voice to the young people involved in the discussions. Its use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times it has been watched on the website will give an indication as to their use as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/young-people-impact-brexit
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce, June 2017 - Young People - Intergenerational; Thoughts from young people about the UK's EU Referendum 
Description Funded via an ESRC Brexit grant we have produced a seven minute film to engage young people in discussions about their ideas and feelings on the UK's EU Referendum. This is available on the WISERD website and it has been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use it in workshops on politics with young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This video gives voice to the young people involved in the discussions. Its use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times it has been watched on the website will give an indication as to their use as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/young-people-intergenerational
 
Title Dr Sioned Pearce, June 2017 - Young People - Votes at 16: Thoughts from young people about the UK's EU Referendum 
Description Funded via an ESRC Brexit grant we have produced a three minute film to engage young people in discussions about their ideas and feelings on the UK's EU Referendum. This is available on the WISERD website and it has been advertised to a wide network of youth practitioners who may want to use it in workshops on politics with young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This video gives voice to the young people involved in the discussions. Its use in youth practitioner workshops will be an impact and the number of times it has been watched on the website will give an indication as to their use as they have only been advertised to youth practitioners. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/young-people-votes-16
 
Title Prof Michael Woods Aug 2018 - En Route Documentary 
Description Documentary film following young asylum seekers in two residential centres in rural Sardinia and civil society organizations managing the centres, made in collaboration with film-makers Gaetano Crivaro and Margherita Pisano (L'Ambulante) (51 minutes). The film has been screened at academic conferences and meetings, and at film festivals including MAV festival, Rome; Wales One World (WOW) Festival; and 10° Cinemigrante, Buenos Aries. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Screenings of the film have stimulated discussion of the 'refugee crisis' in the Mediterranean and informed public understanding of the issue. 
URL https://lambulante.org/en-route/
 
Description Overall, we have found that that the extent and nature of civil society engagement is highly uneven along a number of dimensions: i) locality and community; ii) institutions and forms of governance; iii) economic change; and, iv) across the life course.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Description 1. Influencing policy actors at the City Region: Senior Inclusion Officer of Sheffield CR Combined Authority (factual statement can be made available), email from Climate Change Group relating to growth and policy reduction recommendation being used to negotiate policies with Sheffield City Council around housing insulation and job creation), Presentation to Greater Manchester TUC, September 2016, Sheffield TUC, December 2016,
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://sheffieldtuc.co.uk/campaigns/new-research-devolution-disadvantage-sheffield-city-region
 
Description A talk or presentation to Voluntary sector practitioners (influencing practice) (WP2.2) - Prof Paul Chaney, 10.06.16, invited keynote speaker, Research in Practice Leaders Forum, Birmingham.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/wiserd-research-practice-leaders-forum
 
Description A talk or presentation to Voluntary sector practitioners (influencing practice) (WP2.2) Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 19.01.17 - Talwrn "Communities in a changing Wales" the third sector roundtable/ engagement event, January 19th Yr Hen Llyfrgell, The Hayes, Cardiff
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description A talk or presentation to Voluntary sector practitioners (influencing practice) (WP2.2) Roadshow; stand, meetings and academic presentations at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations - Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference on 7-8 September 2018 at the Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description A talk or presentation to Voluntary sector practitioners (influencing practice) (WP2.2) Roadshow; stand, meetings and academic presentations at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations - Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference on 8-9 September 2017 at the Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description A talk or presentation to Voluntary sector practitioners (influencing practice) - Prof Paul Chaney 8th & 9th September 2017 -Roadshow stand, meetings and academic presentations at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations - Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference on 8-9 September 2016 at the Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham (WP2.2)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description A talk or presentation to Voluntary sector practitioners (influencing practice) and policy-makers - Prof Paul Chaney - 27.06.17 Presentation of findings from the Civil Society Research Programme (Work-package 2.2 'Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision' at National Assembly for Wales Exchanging Ideas seminar
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description A talk or presentation to policy-makers (influencing policy and practice) - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Invited Presentation to National Assembly for Wales (Assembly Briefing Series) 23 February 2015 entitled: "Inclusiveness"? Exploring Civil Society Organisations' (CSOs') Policy Engagement with the NAfW 1999-2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description A talk or presentation to policy-makers (influencing practice) - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Invited Presentation to National Assembly for Wales (Assembly Briefing Series) 23 February 2015 entitled: "Inclusiveness"? Exploring Civil Society Organisations' (CSOs') Policy Engagement with the NAfW 1999-2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description Amy Sanders (PhD Student) (WP2.2 - Chaney et al) funded placement with Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review (Jan- Feb 2018) - Data-gathering and co-authorship of Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review of past engagement with the third sector and strategic plans for future engagement
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Amy Sanders (PhD Student) (WP2.2 - Chaney et al) funded placement with Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review (Jan- Feb 2018) - Data-gathering and co-authorship of Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review of past engagement with the third sector and strategic plans for future engagement 1. Planned and facilitated the meeting of the Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC) members: This aimed to review the last 20 years and make plans for third sector engagement in the next 20 years on behalf of WCVA 2. Report on the Key Findings from the Event for WCVA: This included the following key proposals put forward by TSPC members: a. Maturing the engagement mechanisms: Have less time-consuming engagement structures that achieve an impact and are an effective use of resources b. Digital engagement: Use digital engagement tools to maximise accessibility & reduce resources c. Valuing the partnership: Reinforced sense of partnership between Third Sector and Welsh Government d. Ensuring impact: Consistent monitoring and evaluation of the Third Sector - government partnership using actionable outcomes to ensure our objectives are being achieved e. Preventing disillusionment in the partnership: Partnership is re-energised through closer joint-working f. Evidencing the value of the Third Sector: Ensure the Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers understand the full value of the Third Sector in Wales g. Connecting Welsh Government to people and communities: Third Sector act as conduit for Ministers & Cabinet Secretaries to meet community groups and feel connected to the people of Wales h. Engagement in policy development: The Third Sector involved at every step i. Information exchange: Welsh Government access information more from the Third Sector to inform Cabinet Secretaries, Ministers and officials, as well as providing information about Welsh Government j. Achieving Scrutiny: The Third Sector acts more as a critical friend to Welsh Government, holding it to account and ensuring problems are being addressed k. Communication between Third Sector organisations: Use the networks more to keep Third Sector organisations informed of the partnership l. How to widen engagement of the Third Sector organisations: Use the networks to engage more Third Sector organisations within the engagement mechanisms
 
Description Amy Sanders (PhD Student) (WP2.2 - Chaney et al) funded placement with Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review (Jan- Feb 2018) - Data-gathering and co-authorship of Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review of the Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Amy Sanders (PhD Student) (WP2.2 - Chaney et al) funded placement with Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review (Jan- Feb 2018) - Data-gathering and co-authorship of Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review of the Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC). Activities included: Meet & interview all key WCVA staff that coordinate the TSPC and the Cabinet Secretary Meetings. Purpose: to produce a report for the WCVA Senior Management Team; and Report on the Key Findings of the WCVA staff review.
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP 2.2) 12.9.18 - Workshop 'Conceptualising Social Value and implications for commissioning practice' at National Social Care Conference (Wales)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Delegates were presented with an original framework for understanding social value based on research findings. The workshop invited participants to reflect on, the implications of this framing for commissioning practice. The impact of this will be an enhanced understanding of different conceptions of social value leading to more targeted and relevant service commissioning practice by officers of local authorities and health boards.
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) - Consultation Response - Welsh Government 'Review of Strategic Partnerships launched'
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) - Welsh Government Consultation on Revised Part 9 Guidance Social Services and Well being (Wales) Act
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) 1.12.17 Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) 11.12.17 Briefng document presented to the Welsh Government Minister for Children and Social Care
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/delivering-transformation-wales-social-services-and-well-being-wal...
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) 16.11.17 Civil Society Futures
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Dr Elin Royles (WP2.3) - Presentation to the Assembly Panel on Electoral Reform: Report of the Assembly Panel on Electoral Reform 'A Parliament that Works for Wales' (2017). Gave a presentation to the Panel at their first formal meeting on 14.2.17, informed by the WP on young people's views on political engagement and participation.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.assembly.wales/NAfW%20Documents/About%20the%20Assembly%20section%20documents/Expert%20Pan...
 
Description Dr Elin Royles (WP2.3) - Written Submission to the National Assembly for Wales Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform drawing on WP research, submission reference EP25 Report of the Assembly Panel on Electoral Reform 'A Parliament that Works for Wales' (2017) http://www.assembly.wales/NAfW%20Documents/About%20the%20Assembly%20section%20documents/Expert%20Panel%20on%20Assembly%20Electoral%20Reform/A%20Parliament%20that%20Works%20for%20Wales.pdf Evidence listed here: Drawing on our research, the submission made 3 recommendations: i) reducing the voting age to 16; ii) revising and formalising democracy education and consideration of the life curriculum within statutory education; iii) increasing the capacity of voluntary and third sector organisations working with young people and youth work to enable them to promote democracy education.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.assembly.wales/NAfW%20Documents/About%20the%20Assembly%20section%20documents/Expert%20Pan...
 
Description Dr Jean Jenkins (WP3.3), 14.04.18, Wales TUC Representatives ' Training - Train the Trainer, Usk
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Invited speaker at the Wales TUC Representatives' Training: Train the Trainer event in Usk on 14.04.18. Impact is slow to be seen in this area as changes take time and are incremental - the main outcomes are knowledge sharing and building process to raise awareness of employment issues.
 
Description Dr Jean Jenkins (WP3.3), 22.03.18 - Wales TUC Representatives' Training: Employment Rights - The Global Perspective, Llandudno
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Invited speaker to the Wale TUC Representatives' Training on Employment Rights in Llandudno on 22.03.18. Impact is slow to be seen in this area as changes take time and are incremental - the main outcomes are knowledge sharing and building process to raise awareness of employment issues.
 
Description Dr Jean Jenkins - Fieldworker Training
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Organised meetings of our partner's fieldworkers are currently taking place every Wednesday to train them in the use of technology to support systematic record keeping. The data being collected will be used to meet the objectives of the project as well as the objectives of our partner organisation. This is a somewhat new development, bringing campaigners together on a regular and more formal basis. Such meetings will feed in to capacity building at the grass roots and the techniques and methods being acquired by the fieldworkers will aid them with their work once the project has come to an end.
 
Description Dr Jean Jenkins - Nov/Dec 2019, Fieldworker Training in the use of Street Theatre and Music as a Means of Communication, Bangalore
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The use of music and theatre is intended as a quick and effective medium of communication for workers with limited educational background thus enabling greater engagement.
 
Description Dr Robin Mann (WP1.1), June 2017 - Meeting with Wrexham Council Care Services
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Using our research findings in implementation of local community agent strategy, June 2017
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce 07.10.16 - Requested presentation of Memorandum of Agreement from youth engagement event to policy makers
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce, May 2017 - Requested presentation on Communities First for Welsh Government Civil Servants
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Dr Sophie Yarker (WP4.3) - Presentations at WCVA Gofod3 events in Cardiff 2017 and 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact These presentations contributed to shaping the discussion around how to engage older people in civil society organsiations.
 
Description Dr Start Fox - Member of Task and Finish Group of Welsh Government to develop new Volunteering Funding Model for Wales
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox - Member of Data Quality & Assurance Group for charity Step up to Serve
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Dr Taulant Guma (WP1.3), Dec 2017 - Informing practice of Home Office's engagement with migrant organisations
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Following a knowledge-exchange event held with the Wales' Home Office policy team in December 2107, we were contacted by the latter to help with the distribution of government information to EU migrants living in Wales. This included passing on information to various migrant organisations asking them to get in touch and register with the Home Office in order to keep up to date with the ongoing development in the context of Brexit negotiations. As well as offering a more effective way of providing information to migrants especially at a critical time (ie during Brexit negotiations), this also led to Home Office being more aware of the wide and diverse range of organisations that existed in Wales.
 
Description MSc in Geographical Information Systems
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description On Friday 21 September 2018, WISERD Co-Director Professor Paul Chaney gave a keynote address at H.M. Treasury, Government Economic Service and Government Social Research Annual Conference in Aldersgate, London. The conference theme was 'Better Analysis through Diversity of Thought, Place and People'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact On Friday 21 September 2018, WISERD Co-Director Professor Paul Chaney gave a keynote address at H.M. Treasury, Government Economic Service and Government Social Research Annual Conference in Aldersgate, London. The conference theme was 'Better Analysis through Diversity of Thought, Place and People'. 400 delegates from the British civil service attended the conference. The presentation argued for diversity in public decision-making and drew upon Wiserd research to make this case. The presentation prompted questions, discussion and requests for further information and was videoed by HM Treasury.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/wiserd-keynote-address-hm-treasury-government-economic-service-and-governm...
 
Description Participation in a workshop or similar - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 02.02.2016 -presentation to Third Sector practitioners; Organised out of politics? Women, Civil Society and Legislative Representation; Hosted by Chwarae Teg/Women's Equality Network.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description Philippa Davies (PhD Student) (WP2.2 Chaney et al) three-month funded student placement with Women in Sport (WiS) a leading London-based third sector organisation. Activities included data-gathering and writing for current research projects - including completing literature reviews and succinct briefings on selected projects - such as Women in Sport's "Beyond 30% - Female Leadership in Sport".
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Philippa Davies (PhD Student) (WP2.2 Chaney et al) three-month funded student placement with Women in Sport (WiS) a leading London-based third sector organisation. Activities included data-gathering and writing for current research projects - including completing literature reviews and succinct briefings on selected projects - such as Women in Sport's "Beyond 30% - Female Leadership in Sport". Other work included contributing to projects on examining the impact of gender stereotypes on girls' participation in sport to the representation gap between sportswomen and men in the media.
 
Description Presentation of research evidence to government review - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 26.06.2015 - Evidence Symposium, invited speaker presentation to Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies (CALRE) hosted by the Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Shaped government thinking - Presentation of research evidence to government review - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 26.06.2015 - Evidence Symposium, invited speaker presentation to Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies (CALRE) hosted by the Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales
URL http://slideplayer.com/slide/8613354/
 
Description Presentation/ consultation response to policy-makers - Prof Paul Chaney - 11.05.16 - (WP2.2) Written policy consultation response on the Welsh Government's National Survey, Cardiff
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - Reference in Welsh Government annual remit letter 2018/19 to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.hefcw.ac.uk/documents/about_he_in_wales/WG_priorities_and_policies/2018-19%20Remit%20Let...
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (2015) Member of NHS Pay Review Body
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Member of NHS Pay Review Body responsible for making recommendations on pay (for 1.4 million workers) in the NHS. In 2015 contributed to two reports NHS Pay Review Body, Scotland Report (2015) SG/2015/20 and NHS Pay Review Body. Enabling the delivery of health services every day of the week - the implications for Agenda for Change (2015) CM9107.
 
Description Prof David Blackaby (2015) Member of QAA Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Member of QAA Panel writing the Subject Benchmark Statement: Economics, published in 2015
 
Description Prof David Blackaby - Public sector pay differentials, further policy influence building on a programme of research from WISERD Phase 1
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Influencing six Pay Review Bodies responsible for making recommendation on pay to the Government covering around 2.5 million or 45% of public sector employees - a pay bill of around £100billion per annum.
 
Description Prof Gareth Rees (WP2.1) - Evidence to the Diamond Review on Part-time HE in Wales
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://gov.wales/topics/educationandskills/highereducation/review-of-he-funding-and-student-finance-...
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP 3.2), Citation in Welsh Government Consultation: Proposed indicators for the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://beta.gov.wales/proposed-indicators-welsh-index-multiple-deprivation-2019
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2) - Evaluating Accessibility to Sporting Facilities in Wales
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Research funded by Sport Wales (under the Illuminate scheme) to create a bespoke Add-In tools for ESRI's ArcGISTM Desktop software that enables the Welsh Government to gain evidence of the most appropriate places to allocate funding to sporting infrastructure. This has demonstrated the benefits of such techniques in assessing patterns of sporting provision as part of wider investigations concerned with examining the impacts of geography on levels of sport participation. The software developed during the course of the research is to be used by up to 40 separate affiliated sport governing bodies, providing them with greater insight into demand for their facilities. As an example, Welsh gymnastics have used these tools to review spatial equity of gymnastics facilities and coaching levels based at Welsh centres to inform their policies going forward. Sport Wales uses the tool to advise the Welsh Government about where public sector funding should be invested in order to deliver the greatest benefit. Once these tools become more widely available they will enable the potential for further collaboration between those organisations charged with promoting sports participation and health.
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2) - Modelling of childcare provision in Wales - GIS-based analysis that guided the choice of pilot study areas that began in September 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Modelling National Childcare Provision; this is the first study that has investigated variations in childcare places in Wales at detailed spatial scales in relation to the Welsh Government pledge to introduce 30 hours of free childcare to all working families. The research has identified those areas in Wales where there appears to be a considerable under-provision of service. The offer is to be rolled out in full by 2020 and would be guided in detail by the lessons learnt from pilots in seven local authorities that began in September 2017 that encompass a range of urban and rural settings and different levels of private and public sector delivery. The importance of this research was highlighted in the evidence paper to the Children, Young People and Education Committee of the National Assembly for Wales on 18th April 2018 (CYPE(5)-11-18) http://senedd.assembly.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=443&MId=4794
URL http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/childcare-capacity-wales/?lang=en
 
Description Prof Ian Jones - Hosting of International placement students 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WISERD acted as host for 4 Chinese Erasmus students and 2 US placement students during 2017. These students were integrated into the research institute and had the opportunity to follow areas of study as well a being able to benefit from interaction and advice from WISERD academics. The Chinese students were with us for 3 months, Nov 2017-Jan 2018 and were: Jiwen Wang and Long Li from Renmin University, and Cuiwen Fa and Xiaojing Li from Peking University. The American Students were at WISERD for 4 months and were Justin Cook and Brian Webb from Northeastern University, USA.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones - Hosting of International placement students 2018
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WISERD acted as host for 3 Brazilian Erasmus students during 2017. These students were integrated into the research institute and had the opportunity to follow areas of study as well a being able to benefit from interaction and advice from WISERD academics. The students were with us for 6 months, Sept 2018 - March 2019 and were: Gabriela Fraga Fernandex, Priscila Dos Santos and Clarissa Tagliari Santos.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones - Hosting of UK placement students
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WISERD hosted two UK students, Josie Phillips as a research intern for a month and Lucy Campbell on work experience for a week. Both students had the opportunity to work with and benefit from the advice of WISERD academics whilst undertaking specific work tasks.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones - Hosting of UK placement students
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WISERD hosted four UK students, Elin Hawkey as a research intern for a month 21/05/18-22/06/18, and Lucy Campbell, Jordan Carter and Lukas lacey-Hughes who were on work experience for a week. The students had the opportunity to see what working in academia entails and were able work with and benefit from the advice of WISERD academics whilst undertaking specific work tasks.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 01.09.16 - WISERD TCB Event: Using Social Media in Social Research - Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The workshop was delivered by WISERD (Dr Wil Chivers) in collaboration with the Social Data Science Lab (Dr Matthew Williams, Dr Luke Sloan, Cardiff University) 18 people attended a one-day workshop and the audience consisted of academic researchers from local universities, researchers from the Welsh Government and third sector organisations. The day consisted of two parts: in the morning a general overview of using social media in social research, an outline of current research that has used social media, the ethical implications of using social media and in the afternoon, a practical session demonstrating and allowing attendees to practice with two pieces of software for conducting social media data collection and analysis (COSMOS and NodeXL). Feedback was received following the event and was very positive; the content of the sessions was found to helpful and informative and the chance to experiment with the software was very much enjoyed. There appears to be an appetite for a similar event in 2017, which may take the form of a repeat event at another location or a follow-up session looking at some of the software/tools in more detail. The event has also resulted in establishing new contacts in the Welsh Government who I will be meeting in November to discuss their intended use of social media research methods.
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-using-social-media-social-researc...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 06.04.16 - University of South Wales - WISERD TCB Event: Statistics and SPSS Training Day
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 24 delegates attended this event which was aimed at researchers who wanted to perform basic statistical analysis using SPSS software, for example to create descriptive statistics including charts to represent quantitative data, and to perform basic analysis such as t-tests and Chi Square tests. The training was run by Professor Gary Higgs, University of South Wales
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/statistics-and-spss-training-day/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 07.06.16 - Bangor - WISERD TCB Event: NVivo Advanced Support Workshop
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The workshop was designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the NVIVO software. During the there was discussion, demonstration, hands-on work and combine group and individual work. The workshop was delivered by Dr Christina Silver, University of Surrey.
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-nvivo-advanced-support-workshop/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 07.06.16 - University of South Wales - WISERD TCB Event: Introduction to GIS
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop provided participants with hands-on experience of using an open source GIS package. We also explored how socio-economic data from the UK Census of Population can be downloaded and integrated with other open source data sets such as road network data. The workshop was delivered by WISERD academic Prof Gary Higgs
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-introduction-gis/
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 14.09.18 - WISERD TCB Event: Writing the self. Bangor
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Co-hosted by Bangor University and WISERD, this free half day training event will be an interactive set of workshops, aimed at introducing participants to the practice of writing for wellbeing. Writing for wellbeing is the interactive use of poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction 'to stimulate writing and other creative responses with a view to promoting self-expression, self-awareness and wellbeing' - www.iapoetry.org The focus of the session is the transformative power of poetry and any examples in your daily work with groups which illustrate the poetry therapy work well.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Writing%20the%20Self%20programme.pdf
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 17.01.17 Cardiff - WISERD TCB Event: The Study of Civil Society in Wales and the UK using the British Household Panel Study/Understanding Society
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one-day session led by WISERD Academic Dr Stuart Fox was aimed at anybody with an interest in learning more about civil society and how it has evolved over recent decades. The course provided everything needed for a survey user to begin exploring and using the Understanding Society/BHPS in their research or policy, including an introduction to the data collected and how this is done, a guide for how the data can be accessed, and training in which the basic steps associated with accessing, manipulating and analysing the data will be detailed and practiced using the software package SPSS.
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-study-civil-society-wales-and-uk-...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 21-22.06.18 - WISERD TCB Event - Researching Wales - a multidisciplinary Postgraduate workshop. Aberystwyth.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The Centre for Welsh Politics and Society/ WISERD@Aberystwyth organised a one-day workshop for PhD students studying Wales. This workshop was for for doctoral students at all stages, from first year to writing-up and is an ideal opportunity to network with PhDs from Aber and other Universities in Wales. Morning sessions were focused on sharing agendas, ideas, methods and challenges. Postgraduate students were invited to introduce their work, reflect on methodologies used in their research and discuss the practical challenges and advantages of conducting research in Wales, as well as reflecting on ways in which 'Wales' is conceptualised and understood in their research fields. Two afternoon sessions discussed developing 'impact' in your research, and careers. There was an advice session focusing on dissemination and developing the impact of your research, both within a Welsh context and beyond. Finally there were three individuals who had recently completed their PhDs to offer their insights, experiences and tips on pursuing careers, both in academic and non-academic contexts.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/researching-wales-multidisciplinary-postgraduate-workshop
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 24-25.04.18 - TCB - WCVA Managing Projects. Swansea.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WISERD helped organise this course run by WCVA. This course, endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management provides practical project management skills and knowledge for you to plan, deliver, and demonstrate successful project outcomes. By completing this course, you will be able to: Understand what a project is Understand the project planning cycle and the stages in its development Identify project critical success factors Plan a system for monitoring and evaluating project success Identify and address potential areas of risk Understand the potential exit strategies
URL https://www.wcva.org.uk/training-and-events/wcva-learning/leadership-and-management/managing-project...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 29.06.16 - WISERD TCB Event - Understanding Society Training: Wales - Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Understanding Society (University of Essex) and the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD), Cardiff University ran a joint training event that was of particular interest to participants from the Welsh Government, Office for National Statistics (ONS), key public agencies, civil society organisations, charities, think tanks, political practitioners, early-career researchers and students. Topic based roundtable sessions enabled participants with a common interest to discuss how the study can help examine questions on health, education, families and children, poverty/inequality and civil society and test research ideas. Dr Nicole Martin/Dr Ricky Kanabar/Dr Alita Nandi ran the training sessions WISERD Presentations from the training event included: Enhancing analytical potential: the benefits of data linkage by Ian Thomas, Research Support Officer, ADRC Wales The benefits of a longitudinal approach to policy-making by Professor Melanie Jones, Cardiff University.
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-understanding-society-training-wa...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones 29.09.16 - Cardiff - WISERD TCB Event: Programming and Coding in SPSS & Stata
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Dr Martijn Hoberbrugge ran this seminar to help the participants to learn about the use of SPSS syntax and/or Stata .do files as an alternative to the point-and-click interfaces. Knowledge of syntax commands will help them saving time with their analyses, as well as providing a means to organize and document their work. The seminar consisted of two 3-hour sessions: In the first session, SPSS syntax code was introduced, focusing on creating and recoding data, performing basic analyses, and using SPSS' "do repeat", "loop" and "vector" commands to perform repetitive processing. In the second session, the equivalent Stata/.do syntax codes for creating and recoding data were introduced, and useful commands not available in SPSS were highlighted. The three key programming constructs for repetitive processing were discussed. Participants could attend either or both sessions.
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-programming-and-coding-spss-and-s...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 02/03.11.16, WISERD TCB Event - Communicating Social Science: Engaging new audiences with research
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 69 delegates attended this session to better understand how to engage with many different audience types and so ensure that their research and findings are disseminated as widely and are as impactful as possible.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 04.06.18 - WISERD TCB - Longitudinal data across the life course: An introduction to using cohort data.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact WISERD organised this training course in collaboration with UCL. Longitudinal data are a powerful resource for addressing a wide range of scientific questions in various social, health, political and geographical sciences. This workshop will give both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK's internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS): 1958 National Child Development Study ; 1970 British Cohort Study ; Millennium Cohort Study ; Next Steps (previously known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England). Delegates will be given an introduction to each of the cohort studies as well as further information on how to access and use them. There will also be updates about recent developments in each of the studies, including upcoming new data releases. The session will feature guest speakers who will discuss their use of cohort data across a range of topics such as the role of grandparents, social participation in adulthood, and children's wellbeing. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research ideas, gain advice and ask questions over a networking lunch.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/longitudinal-data-across-life-course-introduction-using-cohort-data-0
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 04/05.11.15, WISERD TCB Event - High Quality Public Engagement with Research
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The workshop was delivered by The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) to inspire and equip delegates to engage the public with their research in an effective way. 51 delegates attended the session.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 04/05.11.15, WISERD TCB Event - The Use and Availability of Secondary Data
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This session discussed the availability and accessibility of secondary datasets: The British Household Panel Study, Understanding Society, the 1958 National Child Development Study and the pathways to developing and running a project through the ADRN.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 06/07.05.15, WISERD TCB Event - Exploring the Policy Relevance of Research
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Steve Marshall, Chief Social Researcher for Welsh Government presented on the relationship between research and policy and methods for facilitating research impact on the policy sector. This workshop informed practitioners and academics on the best way to ensure that their research could be designed to influence government policy.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 06/07.05.15, WISERD TCB Event - Media Training
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This media training session was presented by Tony O'Shaughnessy and Penny Roberts from Tower Media UK. It focused on how to prepare for broadcast interviews and how best to get ones points across to a general audience. It also discussed the journalistic processes involved in order to enable academics to represent themselves and their topics in the most influential way.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 06/07.05.15, WISERD TCB Event - Research grants and longer term career development
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Presented by Cardiff University academics Rachel Baker and Richard Bromiley this training session provided researchers with information on the research grant bidding process and its fit into longer term career development.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 08/09.11.17, WISERD TCB Event - Using ADRC Wales
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The session outlined the assistance that the ADRN can proved to researchers who are looking to access de-identified, linked administrative data for research purposes. The delegates were introduced to the types of data available throught ADRC Wales and were introduced to some of the projects undertaken to-date. There was a particular focus on the possible uses and availability of education data and on the development of new project ideas.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 09/10.05.18, WISERD TCB Event - Building a research proposal
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Senior WISERD academics and Professional Services provide practical advice about developing a research grant application. Including how to get a project costed, the application processes, and preparing the application.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 09/10.05.18, WISERD TCB Event - How to write for a non-academic audience
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Ruth Dawson, Wales Editor for The Conversation led this session to explain how to pitch to The Conversation, the type of articles that the site publishes and how to write for a public audience. Delegates learnt what makes an interesting news story an how to write in simple, clear and accessible style and to develop their writing and communication skills so as to be able to engage with as wide an audience as possible.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 12.02.18 - WISERD TCB Event: Confident Spatial Analysis
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Organised by WISERD, this one day event for researchers led by Dr Nick Bearman, Clear Mapping Co, will cover how to prepare and analyse spatial data using a range of techniques in QGIS. By the end of the course delegates will be confident at importing and processing spatial data from a variety of sources, and have the knowledge to apply these skills to their own data sets. There will be some dedicated time towards the end of the course for delegates to apply the skills they have learnt to their own data sets.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-training-event-confident-spatial-analysis
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 12.07.18 - WISERD TCB Event - Cognitive Interviewing for Testing Survey Questions
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact An NCRM course organised in collaboration with WISERD. This course is about understanding and learning to use Cognitive Interviewing (a powerful and efficient method of testing survey questions). A full range of Cognitive Interviewing techniques will be covered (e.g., think-alouds, probing, observation, paraphrasing, rating tasks, response latency measurement and card sort classification tasks). The course will include practical information on how to implement the various methods as well as "hands-on" sessions where participants will have the chance to practice the major methods. The course also covers recruitment and sampling of participants, analysis, getting from results to improved survey questions and reporting. It also explores broader uses for and controversy in Cognitive Interviewing as well as Cognitive Interviewing in comparison and in combination with other survey question testing methods. Have an understanding of the range of techniques which make up a cognitive interview Have increased their own ability to do cognitive interviewing Have a better awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of different aspects of cognitive interviewing Have insight into selecting and recruiting respondents Have insight into analysing cognitive interview data and creating better survey questions Have awareness of a broad range of uses for and the controversy in Cognitive Interviewing Have awareness of the contribution of Cognitive Interviewing in comparison to other testing methods
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=8040
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 13/14.04.16, WISERD TCB Event - Data Management and Archiving - Key Issues
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop was run to address the key issues thrown up by significant changes around the requirements and best practice of data storage and the management of data. Researchers attended this session to understand the regulatory and security environment concerning research data in order to best plan their data collection, management and storage in line with requirements.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 13/14.04.16, WISERD TCB Event - Getting Published and the REF
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact In this session a number of journal editors outlined the publishing process including submission, peer review, revisions, proofs and access and academics were able to discuss pathways to successful publication. 51 delegates attended this session.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 16.11.18 - WISERD TCB Event - Learning from Latin American Alternatives (Aberystwyth)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This is an event organized by the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberystwyth and co-sponsored by the European Research Council GLOBAL-RURAL project and the ESRC WISERD/Civil Society research centre. We are living in a context of increasing pressures on our environment due to climate change, industrial agriculture, vulnerable economies and political instability. In this event we bring together activists, academics and civil society leaders from Brazil and Chile to present and discuss ideas about: Rural sustainability Commons Agro-ecology Small-holdings Communal living We would like to invite you to learn from their experiences and share potential alternative futures.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/learning-latin-american-alternatives
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 19.09.18 - WISERD TCB Event - Writing about Methods
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact An NCRM course organised in collaboration with WISERD. This workshop aims to give participants a range of practical approaches they can adopt when writing about methodology in the social sciences. Using a range of exercises throughout, the course focuses on 20 or so writing strategies and thought experiments designed to provide more clarity and power to the often-difficult challenge of writing about methods. The course also looks at common mistakes and how to avoid them when writing about methods. The focus throughout is on building confidence and increasing our repertoire of writing strategies and skills. By the end of the course participants will: Better understand who and what 'methodology writing' is for Know the differences and similarities between PhD methods chapters, research paper methods sections and methods books Understand and reflect on 21 principles (or starting points) of best practice in methodology writing Focus writing on audience needs and expectations Be aware of common mistakes and misunderstandings and so avoid them Reflect on the relationship between methodology writing and other parts of your manuscript To develop learning and best practice through exercises and examples This entry/intermediate level course is aimed at PhD students, post-docs and junior researchers in the social sciences.
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=8271
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 19/20.11.14, WISERD TCB Event - European Research Funding Opportunities
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop gave 35 researchers an understanding of European research funding opportunities with a particular focus on smaller grants and time was given to discuss and receive feedback on research ideas and the best way in which to successfully apply for funding.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 20.03.2019 - TCB - Visual Research Methods. Aberystwyth.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day WISERD organised event for researchers was led by Dr Dawn Mannay , Cardiff University. It explored the visual image in mediated forms and its use as a tool of qualitative inquiry and dissemination. The workshop provided the opportunity for delegates to; Gain a broad understanding of a range of visual, creative and participatory research methods Feel confident working with visual data Feel confident using participatory methods in research Understand the ethical implications involved in researching 'the visual' Be inspired to consider alternative methods of research and ways to present research
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-visual-research-methods
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 20.09.17. WISERD TCB Event: Training on the National Survey for Wales. Cardiff.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one-day event was led by experts from the National Survey for Wales and aimed to provide social science researchers, policy practitioners and others with knowledge and understanding of the National Survey for Wales, and the confidence to use it. The emphasis will be on the practical value of the survey data for investigating social issues in Wales and technical advice on methods of analysis.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 20.10.17. WISERD TCB Event: Media Training, Cardiff.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course was run to inform researchers of the best ways in which to prepare and conduct interviews with the media. It was provided through the ESRC Press Office.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 22.02.2017 - WISERD TCB Event: Training on the National Survey for Wales. Bangor.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one-day event will be led by experts from the National Survey for Wales and is aimed to provide social science researchers, policy practitioners and others with knowledge and understanding of the National Survey for Wales, and the confidence to use it. The emphasis will be on the practical value of the survey data for investigating social issues in Wales and technical advice on methods of analysis.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-event-training-national-survey-wales
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 22.11.17. WISERD TCB Event: Infographics
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Researchers were trained in producing infographics by employees of the National Assembly for Wales.
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 23.03.2017. WISERD TCB Event - Using your research in a devolved Welsh context: Engaging with the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (Dr Sioned Pearce)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-event-using-your-research-devolved-welsh-context-engaging-nat...
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 25-26.05.17. WISERD TCB Event: An Introduction to NVivo. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This two day course was run for researchers in order to train them in the use of NVivo, a package useful for the analysis of qualitative data.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-event-introduction-nvivo
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 26.04.2017. WISERD TCB Event: Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day event for researchers covered an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and RStudio. This course was for anyone wishing to use spatial data in their role. This includes academics, commercial users, government & other public sector researchers who have data with some spatial information (e.g. address, postcode, etc.) which they wish to show on a map. This course was also suitable for those who wish to have an overview of what spatial data can be used for.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-event-introduction-spatial-data-and-using-r-gis-0
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 27.09.18 - WISERD TCB Event - Understanding small areas: spatial analysis of population and neighbourhood data.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact A NCRM event organised in collaboration with WISERD. This two day workshop equips participants with conceptual understanding and technical skills to obtain, analyse and visualise spatial data related to populations and neighbourhoods. Hands on training introduces participants to powerful spatial analysis software (ArcGIS) as well as the programming language R. Practical sessions are interspersed with lecture and discussions to contextualise and consolidate learning. Examples are drawn from the UK and are applicable in an international context and in a variety of application areas at different spatial scales. Participants also have the chance to discuss their own related research or applications with other participants and the course tutors. Population and neighbourhood data are widely used by the academic, policy-making and commercial sectors. They drive resource allocation, decision making and policy evaluation. On completion of this course participants will be able to: identify the population and neighbourhood data required to develop or enhance their application interests. apply and critique relevant spatial analysis techniques to geolocate, explore and visualise these data. communicate insights gained to support policy-evaluation, commercial decision making or address research questions.
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=8664
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, 30.06.2017. WISERD TCB Event: Doing questionnaires in the third sector. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day event was designed principally for those working in the third sector and was led by WISERD researchers Alison Green and Nick Johns. The workshop provided hands on training and support in questionnaire design, developing research questions and choosing samples.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-event-doing-questionnaires-third-sector
 
Description Prof Ian Jones, WISERD TCB Event: Personal Safety Training for Researchers - The Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop was delivered for the benefit of researchers who undertake research in the field/away from the office and are often travelling or conducting interviews by themselves.
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - 08-10.01.2019, TCB - Quants for Qual Researchers
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This two day workshop was an NCRM event organised in collaboration with WISERD. This course was aimed at researchers and teachers who have previously mostly worked in the qualitative tradition of research, but wish to understand or begin to research in the quantitative tradition. The course took participants on a journey from the methodological and epistemological foundations of quantitative methods, through design, sampling and principles of analysis. No prior statistical knowledge was required and the course mostly followed a problem based learning approach.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/quant-qual-researchers
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - 08.07.2019 - TCB - Cultural Participataion Research Network meeting: Performing the everyday: the power of theatre.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The theme for the workshop was Theatre and how it can contribute to knowledge exchange, evidence, wellbeing, culture and civil society. A number of theatre companies attended to share their work and spark some dialogue and debate. This event was run by the WISERD Cultural Participation Research Network.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/cprn-meeting-performing-everyday-power-theatre
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - TCB - Trust and Transparency in Multi -Level-Systems. Germany, France and the United Kingdom. The German Case Study.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day workshop will focused on the question of how trust in political institutions can be built. The overall aim of the workshop was to bring together practitioners and academics of German public administration and the German / International economy in order to exchange ideas and thoughts about how trust in political institutions is built. The Workshop was organised by WP2.4 academics, Dr Ian Stafford and Dr Dominic Heinz.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/trust-and-transparency-multi-level-systems-germany-france-and-united-kin...
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 01.05.2019 - TCB - Mixed Methods
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This half day workshop for researcher lead by Professor Martina Feilzer , WISERD, Bangor University, provided hands-on advanced engagement with matters related to mixed methods research (MMR). It discussed the paradigms underpinning MMR, outlined some of the principles to be considered -research design, triangulation, analyses - and provided an opportunity to use a mixture of quantitative and qualitative data to explore the advantages and limitations of MMR. The workshop is designed for PhD students and ECRs who are working with mixed data sources, as well as those who are considering the mixing of data sources.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-event-mixed-methods
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 03.05.2019 - TCB - Using Creative Research Methods
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This was an NCRM event organised in collaboration with WISERD. This course outline dcreative research methods and showed how to use them appropriately at every stage of the research process. The course assumed a good working knowledge of conventional research methods, and builds on that knowledge by introducing arts-based methods, research using technology, mixed methods, and transformative research frameworks such as participatory and activist research.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/using-creative-research-methods
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 03.07.2019 - TCB - Getting published in refereed journals: main steps and processes. Aberystwyth.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact A training and capacity building session run at the WISERD Annual Conference 2019, Aberystwyth. How do you get your work published in a well-recognised journal? What is involved, and why is it important? This session is aimed at anyone new (or relatively new) to research-based writing for publication in the social sciences. The main focus is on getting social science work published in refereed journals (though we will also consider how such writing differs from that aimed at other audiences and will touch upon other ways of communicating research outcomes which participants may wish to follow up). We look at examples of journal policy, how editors operate, and at the theory and practice of peer review. The emphasis throughout is on the practical steps that can be taken at each stage in the process. The workshop includes presentation, activity, a step-by-step guide, discussion and some critique of provided examples.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/getting-published-refereed-journals-main-steps-and-processes
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 12.03.2019 - TCB - Using spatial data from social media.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day WISERD organised event for researchers was led by Nick Bearman, Geospatial Training Solutions. The course considered how data from different social media platforms could be used for spatial analysis. Learning Outcomes:- - Understand the range of spatial information available within social media. - Be aware of what the limitations are of using social media data in our research. - Know how to extract tweet data from Twitter and import it into a GIS. - Understand how to perform simple spatial analysis on Twitter data
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-using-spatial-data-social-media
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 20.05.19 - TCB - Programming and coding in SPSS and Stata. Bangor.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact These two half-day workshops for researchers were led by Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge , WISERD Cardiff University. The two half day workshops were aimed at researchers who: Use SPSS, but have thus far only relied on its point-and-click interface Wish to make the step from SPSS or Excel to Stata when visualizing quantitative data. Morning workshop (three hours) We will introduce the SPSS syntax code and focus on creating and recording data, performing basic analyses, and using SPSS 'do repeat', 'loop' and 'vector' commands to perform repetitive processing. Afternoon workshop (four hours) The equivalent Stata/.do syntax codes for creating and recoding data will be introduced, and useful commands not available in SPSS will be highlighted. The three key programming constructs for repetitive processing will be discussed.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-programming-and-coding-spss-and-stata
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 21.05.2019 - TCB - Data visualization using Stata. Bangor.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one-day course was led by Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge, WISERD Cardiff University and will provide an in-depth overview of Stata's powerful graphing capabilities. As this workshop relied heavily on the use of Stata's .do files, participants who have not used Stata before are encouraged to attend the workshop lectured the day before. Data visualization examples will be demonstrated for a variety of data structures. By the end of this course, you will be able to produce informative, robust, and complex graphs using reproducible routines.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-data-visualization-using-stata
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 23.05.2019 - TCB - Programming and coding in SPSS and Stata. Cardiff.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact These two half-day workshops for researchers were led by Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge , WISERD Cardiff University. The two half day workshops were aimed at researchers who: Use SPSS, but have thus far only relied on its point-and-click interface Wish to make the step from SPSS or Excel to Stata when visualizing quantitative data. Morning workshop (three hours) We will introduce the SPSS syntax code and focus on creating and recording data, performing basic analyses, and using SPSS 'do repeat', 'loop' and 'vector' commands to perform repetitive processing. Afternoon workshop (four hours) The equivalent Stata/.do syntax codes for creating and recoding data will be introduced, and useful commands not available in SPSS will be highlighted. The three key programming constructs for repetitive processing will be discussed.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-programming-and-coding-spss-and-stata-0
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 24.05.2019 - TCB - Data visualization using Stata. Cardiff.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one-day course was led by Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge, WISERD Cardiff University and will provide an in-depth overview of Stata's powerful graphing capabilities. As this workshop relied heavily on the use of Stata's .do files, participants who have not used Stata before are encouraged to attend the workshop lectured the day before. Data visualization examples will be demonstrated for a variety of data structures. By the end of this course, you will be able to produce informative, robust, and complex graphs using reproducible routines.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-data-visualization-using-stata-0
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones, 25.01.2019 - TCB - Introduction to Framework in NVivo.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day event for researchers was led by members of the Research department at NatCen Social Research and was designed to enable participants to use the framework features of NVivo. The course was delivered through a series of practical demonstrations and exercises that will take participants the process of using software for data management, starting with project set up through to producing matrix displays of managed data.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-introduction-framework-nvivo
 
Description Prof Martina Feilzer (WP4.4), Academic Expert network - youth justice
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Prof Martina Feilzer (WP4.4), Organisational Culture and Self-Legitimacy in Policing
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Changes to policies and procedures in North Wales Police to support an improvement in organisational culture and workforce support and management.
 
Description Prof Martina Feilzer (WP4.4), Presented Evidence to the Lammy Review of BAME representation in the Criminal Justice System
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Lammy Review of BAME representation in the Criminal Justice System
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/lammy-review
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones (WP3.5), 03.12.16 -Citation in Holmes Review Disabled People in Public Appointments
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-lord-holmes-review
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones (WP3.5), 3.12.16 - Citation in National Audit Office DWP Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The National Audit Office in its review of the DWP's disability employment support (Supporting disabled people to work) (March, 2019), prompted renewed emphasis on measurement where the researcher's evidence was used to criticise the government's change of commitment, in response to which, Amber Rudd, The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, announced that it would be reviewed.
URL https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Supporting-disabled-people-to-work.pdf
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones (WP3.5), 5.19 - Written evidence consultation Social Value in Government Procurement
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/social-value-in-government-procurement
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones (WP3.5), 5.19 - Written evidence to DWP consultation "Health is everyone's business - a public consultation on a range of measures to reduce ill health-related job loss"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/health-is-everyones-business-proposals-to-reduce-ill-hea...
 
Description Prof Michael Woods (WP1.2) - Big Lottery Fund Cymru: Advice on structure and presentation of rural communiites funding scheme.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Prof Michael Woods (WP1.2) - Rural policy post-Brexit (contributions to internal discussion and planning in Welsh Government drawing in part on research from WISERD/Civil Society WP1.2 and WP1.3.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Prof Michael Woods (WP1.2) - Whitechapel Gallery - influence on form and content of conference for 'Spaces of Connection: Contemporary Art and the Rural' programme
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Prof Michael Woods 2015 - Expert witness to Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales on Williams Report on Public Services
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (21.08.18) thirty citations of his research in Wales Public Services 2025 (2018) Report: "Income and funding of the Welsh voluntary sector in the post-2010 austerity period August"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact The report is designed to inform the third sector's role in public service delivery.
URL http://www.walespublicservices2025.org.uk/2018/08/21/income-funding-of-welsh-voluntary-sector-post-a...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP.2.2) citation in evidence of the National Assembly for Wales's Parliamentary Review of Representation and Electoral Systems
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The written evidence submitted by Prof Chaney was included in the Parliamentary Review document See www.assembly.wales/NAfW%20Documents/.../EP14%20-%20Paul%20Chaney.docx
URL http://www.assembly.wales/NAfW%20Documents/.../EP14%20-%20Paul%20Chaney.docx
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) - Co-authoring, data gathering and and analysis of Women in Sport policy documents/ submission to UK Parliamentary review. Philippa Davies PhD student CS Work-package 2.2 (Chaney et al), as part of PhD placement with Women in Sport
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Philippa Davies completed a funded PhD student placement with a leading NGO 'Women in Sport'. During this she completed data gathering and analysis - and co-authored a report that was submitted to a UK Parliamentary review.Women in Sport submitted written evidence to the NAfW's Inquiry into physical activity of children and young people in September 2017. They were subsequently invited to provide evidence in person in March 2018. During my placement I wrote a research brief for the staff member in Women in Sport who will be attending to provide evidence. The research brief covered cultural and historical background to women and girls in Welsh sport, an overview of Welsh Government sports policy, child sports participation rates, barriers to sports participation for children and young people and solutions - examples of good practice. See: http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgConsultationDisplay.aspx?ID=267 work for Women In Sport Women in Sport are scheduled to give evidence on 15th March.
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgConsultationDisplay.aspx?ID=267
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) - Co-authoring, facilitating and data-gathering for internal policy documents for Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) as part of PhD student placement/internship
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Amy Sanders (PhD Student, Work Package 2.2, Chaney et al) has been on internship with Wales Council for Voluntary Service (WCVA) since 2nd January 2018. Her role is to support WCVA in its review and development of the Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC), which is the primary mechanism by which the Welsh Government engages with the Third Sector, as described in the Third Sector Scheme as part of the Welsh Government's obligations to the third sector though the Government of Wales Acts 1998 and 2006. She has been doing this in three ways; (1) She has designed and co-facilitated an event with the TSPC members, consulting them about their views of the engagement mechanisms over the last 20 years of the partnership and its future trajectory, which she has developed into a report that consolidates the views expressed by the members. (2) She has had one to one meetings with the key WCVA staff who enable the TSPC and associated cabinet secretary & ministerial meetings to produce a second internal report for WCVA capturing their staff's expertise on the future trajectory of the engagement mechanisms. (3) She has been developing a literature review for WCVA policy development that highlights the key academic theories associated with the themes drawn from the other two reports.
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) - Submission to the Civil Society Strategy Engagement Exercise - by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from Professor Paul Chaney & Dr Christala Sophocleous, Wales Institute of Economic and Social Research, Data and Methods (WISERD), an ESRC National Research Centre, Cardiff University.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Submission to the Civil Society Strategy Engagement Exercise - by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from Professor Paul Chaney & Dr Christala Sophocleous, Wales Institute of Economic and Social Research, Data and Methods (WISERD), an ESRC National Research Centre, Cardiff University.- submission will shape UK thinking as part of consultation exercise.
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) - Written submission of emerging WP 2.2 (Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision, Chaney, Sophocleous and Wincott) research findings to Civil Society Futures: Independent Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://civilsocietyfutures.org/
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 11.12.17 - Face to face meeting Dr Sophocleous with Welsh Government Minister (Huw Iranca Davies AM) and the Cabinet Secretary - updating minister on emerging research findings from WP2.2 (Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision, Chaney, Sophocleous and Wincott)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Face to face meeting Dr Sophocleous with Welsh Government Minister (Huw Iranca Davies AM) and the Cabinet Secretary - updating minister on emerging research findings from WP2.2 (Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision, Chaney, Sophocleous and Wincott). This will inform future government practice/ official guidance
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 27.06.17 - outline of emerging research findings from WP2.2 'Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision' to the National Assembly for Wales Senedd Research Service Exchanging Ideas seminar
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Exchanging Ideas Seminar designed to promote knowledge exchange between academics, parliamentarians and officials
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Membership of Internal Reference Group - First Minister's Review of gender equality policy in Wales 2018, Welsh Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Membership of Internal Reference Group - First Minister's Review of gender equality policy in Wales 2018, Welsh Government - influencing policy and practice through knowledge exchange and research dissemination
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Shaping policy through consultations with Welsh Government Business Wales/ Expertise wales Forum 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Shaping policy through consultations with Welsh Government Business Wales/ Expertise wales Forum 2017
URL https://businesswales.gov.wales/expertisewales/product/cardiff-university/professor-paul-chaney
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Submission of evidence to - and citation (p.231) in - "A PARLIAMENT THAT WORKS FOR WALES - The report of the Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform" (November 2017)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact The Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform was appointed by the Llywydd [Presiding Officer of the NAfW] and Assembly Commission in February 2017, and tasked with making recommendations on the number of Members the Assembly needs, the system by which they should be elected, and the minimum voting age for Assembly elections. The Panel was asked to report by autumn 2017, and to make recommendations which, provided the required political consensus is achieved, could be implemented in time for the Assembly election in 2021. It terms of impact, the recommendations will shape the future form and functioning of devolved governance in Wales. PC's written submission concerned the recommendations for revising the electoral system.
URL http://www.assembly.wales/NAfW%20Documents/About%20the%20Assembly%20section%20documents/Expert%20Pan...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Written research output in civil society and human rights included in papers of The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights (Ford Foundation) 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Paul Chaney (WP2.2) Written research output in civil society and human rights included in papers of The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights (Ford Foundation) 2017 - shaped policy and practice
URL https://genderandsecurity.org/keywords/gender-mainstreaming
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) presentation at Westminster parliamentary review - Accountability: Re-thinking Feminist Policy Actors and Interventions 17.01.2017 House of Commons
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) presentation at Westminster parliamentary review - Accountability: Re-thinking Feminist Policy Actors and Interventions 17.01.2017 House of Commons
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/wiserd-presentation-westminster-accountability-re-thinking-feminist-policy...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) research input into Wales Council for Voluntary Action policy review "Exploring themes for the future of third sector support services in Wales: a literature review" 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) research input into Wales Council for Voluntary Action policy review "Exploring themes for the future of third sector support services in Wales: a literature review" 2017
URL https://www.wcva.org.uk/media/4697244/literature_review_e.pdf
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney - Linked PhD Placement - A Sanders - analysis undertaken as part of Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review of Third Sector Partnership Council
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Wales Council for Voluntary Action Review of Third Sector Partnership Council - designed to increase effectiveness of civil society policy engagement
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney - Research/ recommendations to government included in Government commissioned policy Review "Putting equality at the heart of decision-making: Gender Equality Review (GER) Phase One: International Policy and Practice" (WCPP, 2018) Published July 10th 2018.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact The Welsh Government is committed to drawing upon the Report's findings and recommendations in developing future policy and practice. The 'reach and significance' of this impact is the promotion of gender equality and women's/ girl's human rights in policy and law in Wales - thereby tackling rights violation, inequality and discrimination. The Report can be found here https://gov.wales/topics/people-and-communities/equality-diversity/review-of-gender-equality/?lang=en (For some reason Researchfish rejects its insertion in the next field of this web-page) Prof Chaney's recommendations are given on pages 8 and 40 of the Report. Overall, his work is cited nine times in the Government Review.
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 05.02.18 (WP2.2) - (Chaney et al) Research Evidence given at meeting of third sector reps on Regional Partnership Boards (RPBs) convened by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact WP 2.2 (Chaney et al) Research Evidence given by Dr Christala Sophocleous at meeting of third sector reps on Regional Partnership Boards (RPBs) 05.02.2018 convened by Wales Council for Voluntary Action. The meeting was designed to shape thinking and policy on social welfare delivery and the "social value" agenda in Wales.
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 06.11.17 - Written evidence submission to Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales 06.11.17 Sophocleous and Chaney
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Submission will inform future policy and practice on social care in Wales and potentially elsewhere
URL http://gov.wales/topics/health/nhswales/review/?lang=en
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 2015 - Online Policy Position Paper/ online debate-forum on Devolution and Welfare for the Institute of Welsh Affairs Constitutional Convention - Should the Welsh Government have the ability to introduce new welfare benefits or payments?
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Online Policy Position Paper/ online debate-forum on Devolution and Welfare for the Institute of Welsh Affairs Constitutional Convention - entitled: Should the Welsh Government have the ability to introduce new welfare benefits or payments?
URL http://www.clickonwales.org/2015/02/should-the-welsh-government-have-the-ability-to-introduce-new-we...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 2015 - Presentation at British Academy Review - Wales: Civil society Progress on equality, human rights and social justice? Challenge: increasing civil society engagement/ awareness of equality and human rights developments
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Presentation at British Academy BEYOND 2015 - SHAPING THE FUTURE OF EQUALITY HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE REVIEW - Wales: Civil society Progress on equality, human rights and social justice? Research based conclusions presented to policy-makers, practitioners and academics on the challenge: increasing civil society engagement/ awareness of equality and human rights developments
URL http://www.edf.org.uk/blog/?p=36364
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 2015 - Report on Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly: Report of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive Review Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Chaney's research detailed in Stakeholder 'Call for Evidence' Paper on Review Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly pp.202-210.
URL http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/assembly-business/committees/assembly-and-executive-review/reports/repo...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 2015 - Women in Public Life - Assembly Women in Democracy - Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Written summary of presentation given by Chaney to the "Women in Public Life - Assembly Women in Democracy Caucus" Review convened by the Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales
URL http://www.assembly.wales/en/newhome/pages/newsitem.aspx?itemid=1417
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 2017 - Sophocleous, Chaney and Wincott have co-authored a joint Ministerial Briefing paper on the Social Services and Well-being Wales Act 2014 with the representative body of the third sector in Wales (the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, WCVA
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The ministerial briefing is designed to influence government thinking and future official guidance on the implementation of the Act and welfare pluralism
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney 24.03.17 - Written invited consultation submission to National Assembly for Wales Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform "District magnitude of electoral areas on women's representation",
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Written invited consultation submission to National Assembly for Wales Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform "District magnitude of electoral areas on women's representation", March 24, 2017. Citation in National Report. Influenced reform of Welsh electoral system
URL http://www.assembly.wales/en/abthome/about_us-commission_assembly_administration/panel-elec-reform/P...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney and Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) co-authored research input/ data sharing into a Report on Funding the Voluntary Sector in Wales by Public Services Wales 2025 (Dir Michael Trickey)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Prof Paul Chaney and Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) co-authored research input/ data sharing into a Report on Funding the Voluntary Sector in Wales by Pubic Services Wales 2025 (Dir Michael Trickey) - purpose - knowledge exchange and shaping policy and practice.
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney and Dr Christala Sophocleous - April 2018, Input into policy review by Wales Public Services 2025 on the impact of austerity on public service finances in Wales - with reference to social care (funded by WCVA)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Shaped voluntary sector practitioners' and politicians' knowledge through information exchange
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney written and oral evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive Review Committee - Report on Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly Together with Written Submissions Ordered by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee to be printed 17 February 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Influenced policy-makers/ parliamentary review - Prof Paul Chaney written and oral evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive Review Committee - Report on Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly Together with Written Submissions Ordered by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee to be printed 17 February 2015
URL http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/globalassets/documents/assembly-and-executive-review-2011---2016/report...
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney, Evidence/ presentation given to Equality and Diversity Forum/ British Academy Review "Progress on equality, human rights and social justice: perspectives from researchers and NGOs" and was chaired by Dr Sarah Spencer CBE, COMPAS, University of Oxford, (WP2.2) 2016
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Prof Paul Chaney, Evidence/ presentation given to Equality and Diversity Forum/ British Academy Review "Progress on equality, human rights and social justice: perspectives from researchers and NGOs" and was chaired by Dr Sarah Spencer CBE, COMPAS, University of Oxford, (WP2.2) 2016
URL https://www.edf.org.uk/non-governmental-organisation-perspectives/
 
Description Prof Rhys Jones (WP2.3) - The role of the Humanities in the new education curriculum - Report for Welsh Government
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact I was invited by the Welsh Government in 2017 to write a report on the disciplinary scope of the Humanities Area of Learning and Experience (AoLE) in the new curriculum. I used the discussion of the Humanities in the Donaldson Report, evidence collected from the WISERD project on Education, Language and Identity, and further research on the disciplinary scope of the Humanities in order to produce a 25,000 word report, which outline in detail some key themes that might act as key questions to be explored within the Humanities' strand of the new curriculum. I presented the main recommendation of the report to a group of key stakeholders, who had been tasked with defining the Humanities AoLE in more detail.
 
Description Prof Rhys Jones (WP2.3), 25-26.02.19 - Evaluation, Impact and Outcomes in Working with Children and Young People in Regional and Minority Language Revitalisation Efforts. Cardiff
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The event (and subsequent briefing report) focused on the evaluation of impact of linguistically-orientated youth work. This event, convened by Elin Royles, Rhys Jones and Fiona O'Hanlon (with support from WISERD), was held in Urdd Gobaith Cymru's centre in Cardiff. Representatives of the linguistically-orientated youth work sector from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the Basque Country attended the event. A bilingual briefing report was produced on the basis of the main findings of the two-day event, entitled Evaluation, Impact and Outcomes in Working with Children and Young People in Regional and Minority Language Revitalisation Efforts. We have some feedback that many of the organisations attending the event have begun to adopt the good practice that was shared as part of the event. For instance, Urdd Gobaith Cymru have incorporated the Most Significant Change method and the Theory of Change as tools to enhance the evaluation of their work.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/evaluation-impact-and-outcomes-working-children-and-young-people-regiona...
 
Description Prof Rhys Jones, Dr Elin Royles (WP2.3) - Organising and running two training sessions for youth work practitioners on 'Evaluating the impact and outcome of youth work'
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Elin Royles and Rhys Jones organised and ran, in conjunction with the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS), two training sessions for youth work practitioners. The training was designed to help youth workers to reflect on how they measured and evaluated the impact and outcome of their work; and to use this training in order to develop better mechanisms for measuring impact. The training session was run twice, in Cardiff and Llandudno, to ensure a good geographic coverage. Feedback on the session was very positive from the attendees and from CWVYS, the body responsible for coordinating youth work in Wales. There is already evidence of how the training session has led to a positive change in how youth organisations measure the effectiveness of their work. For instance, Urdd Gobaith Cymru (a youth organisation with approximately 50,000 members in Wales) is using the most significant change method, which was described and discussed in the training session, as a way of measuring the impact of their work on young people. A policy briefing document was produced on the basis of the two training sessions and this has been distributed to practitioners and other stakeholders in the youth work sector in Wales.
URL http://cwps.aber.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Evaluation-Impact-and-Outcomes-What-does-it-mean-f...
 
Description Prof Sally Power - (WP4.2) - Invited to dialogue with Welsh Government on their More Able and Talented policy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Prof Scott Orford - Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) Advisory Group Meetings
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://gweddill.gov.wales/statistics-and-research/welsh-index-multiple-deprivation/?lang=en
 
Description Professor David Blackaby (WP3.5) Invited in 2016 to become a member by Chief Economist Welsh Government of his Brexit panel.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Professor Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 2015-2017 Member of grant awarding (Big Lottery) Central Research Committee of Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Professor Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 2015-2017 Member of grant awarding (Big Lottery) Central Research Committee of Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL)
URL http://www.drilluk.org.uk/about-disability-research-on-independent-living-and-learning-drill/central...
 
Description Professor Paul Chaney (WP2.2), gave a presentation to the leading Chinese Government Research body, the Beijing-based Institute of Economic Reform. He outlined research findings on the impact of 'sub-state governance' - or devolution - on the promotion of gender equality in civil society and beyond
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Professor Paul Chaney (WP2.2), gave a presentation to the leading Chinese Government Research body, the Beijing-based Institute of Economic Reform. He outlined research findings on the impact of 'sub-state governance' - or devolution - on the promotion of gender equality in civil society and beyond - shaped policy and practice through research dissemination to government institute (China)
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/civil-society-research-presented-leading-chinese-institutions
 
Description Rhys Davies (WP3.3) - Enquiry on the quality of official statistics related to Trade Union membership in the UK
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is responsible for the production of statistics regarding the membership of trade unions within the UK. Trade Union Membership (TUM) was first published in its current form in 2004 and has been published each year since. The majority of the statistics are compiled from data provided from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Trade union membership statistics are presented by occupation, industry, and descriptors such as age, sex, ethnicity and geography. Statistics are given on trends in membership numbers, trade union presence within a workplace, and collective agreement coverage. The statistics are used by policy colleagues for drafting advice about trade union membership to Ministers, and in communication with the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) uses the statistics for research, policy development and briefing members about the state of union membership in GB. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) uses the statistics to identify areas of low membership, for example, in particular regions and industries. The data are also re-presented by OECD on its labour statistics pages, which provide comparable statistics across the member countries. Analysis of LFS data conducted during my research raised concern regarding the quality of official statistics related to trade union presence. Those respondents to the LFS who do not provide a valid response to the question on trade union presence are still included in the population of employees upon which estimates are based. They are therefore treated as if they would have reported in the LFS that no other employees at their workplace were members of trade unions or staff associations. If these groups were excluded from calculations of union presence (as is normal practice with the treatment of missing data), estimates of trade union presence derived from the LFS would increase by approximately 7-8 percentage points and would be consistent with estimates derived from other sources. Following an assessment of my evidence, submitted via the UK Statistics Authority, colleagues at DBEIS issued the following responses. On Trade Union Presence, we have investigated the calculation that has been used in the publication to derive this statistic, and have concluded that, as you say, the statistic does include in the population individuals who do not provide an answer to the question on whether there are people in the respondent's place of work that are members of a trade union (TUPRES). Having assessed these data, on balance we agree that this should be revised to exclude those who do provide an answer of 'no' to the question on trade union membership (UNION), but don't provide an answer to TUPRES. We will make this change and present a revised series in the next publication of TUMS, due towards the end of May. [On Trade Union Coverage] we acknowledge that we could be clearer in the statistical bulletin about what is actually being measured by this statistic, and will revise our presentation of it to make clearer that we are talking specifically about agreements between the employer and the trade union/staff association directly affecting pay and conditions. Revised trade union membership statistics were published in May 2018. The following statement was included witihn the Tecnhnical Annex (p51). "Prompted by correspondence with Rhys Davies of the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research at Cardiff University, BEIS reconsidered the calculations used to estimate union presence in the workplace from the Labour Force Survey data..After examining the data, on balance BEIS decided that it would be more appropriate to exclude those who did not provide a valid response to the TUPRES question from the population used to estimate union presence. The new method excludes this group from the estimates of union presence". The effect of the change has been to increase the rate of union presence by 8 percentage points, roughly equivalent to 2 million employees, a result which has stimulated debate within the trade union community.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/trade-union-statistics-2017
 
Description SUBMISSION TO BUSINESS, SKILLS, AND INNOVATION COMMITTEE, NORTHERN POWERHOUSE AND MIDLANDS ENGINE INQUIRY
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.mdx.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/224700/Submission-to-BIS-Select-Committee-5-may-Sh...
 
Description Select Committee submission - Etherington D and Jones M (2016) "City-regions, growth and inequality" published submission to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Select Committee on the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Senior Researcher of RSA Inclusive Growth Commission (factual statement can be made available)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.thersa.org/events/2017/03/inclusive-growth-commission--final-report-launch
 
Description Unassign as captured under IRJ - Dr Stuart Fox 17/01/2017 - Training Course: Using Understanding Society for the study of Civil Society in Wales and the UK more broadly
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-and-events/event/wiserd-tcb-event-study-civil-society-wales-and-uk-...
 
Description Written consultation response submitted to government review - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 21.08.2015 -consultation Response Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Compilation of practical recommendations for the creation and maintenance of a safe and enabling environment for civil society
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Written consultation response submitted to government review - Prof Paul Chaney (WP2.2) 21.08.2015 -consultation Response Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Compilation of practical recommendations for the creation and maintenance of a safe and enabling environment for civil society
 
Description Analysis of destinations and retention of Year 12 students in sixth form schools - Rhys Davies 2016
Amount £24,765 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 05/2016
 
Description Arts Council of Wales - Rhys Davies (2015)
Amount £4,784 (GBP)
Organisation The Arts Council for Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Brexit, Devolution and Civil Society conference project
Amount £21,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Legal Education Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2)
Amount £2,100 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 09/2018
 
Description Cardiff University City Region Exchange - Pilot Engagement Projects - Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3)
Amount £4,982 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 09/2016
 
Description Cardiff University Incoming Visiting Fellowship Scheme and International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund: Mike Hout and David Grusky - Prof Ian Jones 2015/16
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description Cardiff University Incoming Visiting Fellowship Scheme, International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund: Sarbeswar Sahoo - Prof Paul Chaney 2015/16
Amount £2,420 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description David Dallimore - National Assembly Fellowship, Access to childcare/early years provision
Amount £3,229 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1), Funding from Cardiff County Council
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 04/2017
 
Description Dr Esther Muddiman (WP4.2) - Community Resilience, Place and Wellbeing in Bristol: A Scoping Study' GW4 Crucible Seed Funding
Amount £3,815 (GBP)
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Dr Esther Muddiman - Research Opportunities Placement (Louise Taylor)
Amount £1,200 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3) - Cardiff University Research Opportunities Placement - (Valentin Carraud)
Amount £1,200 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Dr Rhian Barrance - Children's Commissioner for Wales - Evaluation of the Super Ambassador's Scheme
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Children's Commissioner for Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Dr Rhian Barrance - Children's Commissioner for Wales - Evidence review on the human rights of children in Wales and research support.
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Children's Commissioner for Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description Dr Robin Mann - Pushing at the Boundaries of Big Local
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Big Local Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 10/2018
 
Description Dr Scott Orford - Cardiff University Research Opportunities Placement (Aled Goodwin)
Amount £1,200 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce - ESRC Brexit Funding
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox - Economic and Social Research Council Brexit/Industrial Strategy additional funding
Amount £34,748 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox - Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 511005 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description Dr Stuart Fox - Understanding Society Policy Fellowship
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Essex 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2019
 
Description ESRC GCRF Urgent Appeals: Data and Shared Learning
Amount £198,913 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T009918/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 04/2021
 
Description ESRC New Investigator Scheme
Amount £211,663 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R007314/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 11/2020
 
Description GW4 Crucible 2018
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 05/2018
 
Description Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grant - Exploring effective practice in civil society organisations' promotion of human rights, good governance and social justice in India and Bangladesh
Amount £24,025 (GBP)
Organisation Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Ian Rees Jones - 01.10.2019 - WISERD Civil Society: Changing perspectives on Civic Stratification and Civil Repair
Amount £7,927,418 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/SO12435/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2024
 
Description Illuminate Programme - Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2) 2015
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Sport Wales 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships - Prof Gary Higgs (WP3.2)
Amount £55,868 (GBP)
Funding ID 20511 
Organisation European Commission 
Department European Social Fund
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description Learning from Urgent Appeal Data - ESRC Impact Acceleration Account NGO Data Application
Amount £16,678 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - Cardiff University Research Infrastructure Fund (RIF) 2017
Amount £52,420 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 07/2018
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales Studentship: Emotional Geographies of Museums (Jessica Hoare)
Amount £18,417 (GBP)
Funding ID 1800639 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - Successful Futures for All
Amount £125,000 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 07/2019
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - Top-line Analysis and Feasibility Study on More Able and Talented Pupils Using Millennium Cohort Study Data
Amount £4,847 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 03/2019
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - WISERD Education Datalab
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs - Analysis of Accessibility of Sports Facilities using bespoke GIS enhanced two step floating catchment area methodology
Amount £4,999 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs - Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS PhD) - Enhancing our understanding of access to sporting facilities in Wales through geospatial analysis
Amount £55,868 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs and Dr Mitch Langford (WP3.2) - Childcare Gap Analysis
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Department Welsh Government Food and Drink
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description Prof Ian Jones - WISERD Civil Society 2
Amount £1,971,926 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - Impact Acceleration Accounts: Social Innovation in the Foundational Economy
Amount £24,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - Research Opportunities Placement (Alex Hillman) (CUROP - Rebecca Louch)
Amount £1,200 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Prof John Morgan - The Leverhulme Trust: Emeritus Fellowships 2017
Amount £13,260 (GBP)
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description Prof Martina Feilzer (WP4.4), Organisational Culture and Self-Legitimacy in Policing
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation North Wales Police 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones - An examination of the socio-economic consequences of the diagnosis of, and recovery from, cancer in the UK
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PhD2019-27 
Organisation Tenovus 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 09/2024
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones Cardiff Business School Public Value Engagement Project (PI: V Wass)
Amount £26,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones Cardiff University ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (PI: R Fevre)
Amount £24,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description Prof Michael Woods - Horizon 2020 - IMAJINE
Amount € 4,768,397 (EUR)
Funding ID 726950 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2022
 
Description Prof Michael Woods - Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges: ROBUST
Amount € 5,999,937 (EUR)
Funding ID 727988 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2021
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney - British Academy and Newton Fund award: Newton Advanced Fellowship, Reference: AF150320
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Reference: AF150320 
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2019
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney - PhD Studentship - Female local councillors and influence on the substantive representation of women (Leah Hibbs)
Amount £18,417 (GBP)
Funding ID 1800605 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2019
 
Description Prof Rhys Jones - RD Roberts Bequest
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation Aberystwyth University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 06/2018
 
Description Prof Rhys Jones - Welsh Government
Amount £4,900 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2017
 
Description Prof Sally Power - Cardiff University Research Infrastructure Fund (RIF) 2016
Amount £215,256 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 11/2019
 
Description Prof Sally Power - More and Better
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Museum Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Prof Sally Power - Research Fellowship
Amount € 3,900 (EUR)
Organisation École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon) 
Sector Academic/University
Country France
Start 05/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description Prof Sally Power - SEREN Evaluation
Amount £4,108 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Prof Scott Orford - Data Innovation URI Seedcorn Fund
Amount £19,686 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Prof Scott Orford - Understanding Welsh Places
Amount £56,071 (GBP)
Organisation Carnegie Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 08/2019
 
Description Rhys Davies - Administrative Data Research Wales
Amount £5,907,560 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description Rhys Davies - Careers Wales
Amount £55,896 (GBP)
Organisation Careers Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2019
 
Description Rhys Davies - Evaluation of Parents, Childcare and Employment (PaCE)
Amount £107,368 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2020
 
Description Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Scoping Award 2015 - Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1) 2015/16
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description UNI Global Union - Future World of Work - Dr Helen Blakely/Dr Steve Davies (WP3.3)
Amount £8,839 (GBP)
Organisation UNI Global Union 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Switzerland
Start 03/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description UNI Global Union - Future World of Work Part 2 - Dr Steve Davies/Dr Helen Blakely (WP3.3)
Amount £27,469 (GBP)
Organisation UNI Global Union 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Switzerland
Start 12/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit project
Amount £97,613 (GBP)
Organisation The Legal Education Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 08/2019
 
Title Dr Jean Jenkins - Digital survey for capture of fieldworker case notes 
Description A detailed digital survey has been developed in collaboration with our Indian research partners. The survey has been designed to enable fieldworkers to record and maintain case note information through a combination of tick box, text box and voice to text options. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This survey enables a level of data capture that would be impossible secure through the use of a handwritten paper surveys and it provides an efficient, cost effective method for secure and systematic record keeping. 
 
Title Dr Jean Jenkins - Digital survey tool for the capture of fieldworker case notes 
Description In collaboration with our Indian research partners, over the past four months we have been developing technology and tools to facilitate the capture of fieldworkers' case notes. This is a developmental process which is undergoing change in real time. While this is perhaps not strictly an output of the project at this point, it should be noted that it has been discussed in meetings with other civil society actors in Bangalore. Key actors have expressed interest in the technology and it will be actively shared with them in the course of our research. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The method and associated use of technology will help ensure that case note data is collected efficiently and that its security and integrity are maintained. There have been learnings about developing bilingual virtual surveys and voice to text software. The use of both the technology and the systematic collection and organisation of the data that this survey method allows are enabling ourselves and our project partners and fieldworkers to develop the skills and knowledge to use this type of methodology. UK academics and third sector practitioners have also expressed an interested in understanding and using these methods in the future. 
 
Title All eyes on TGI Fridays: Sustained collective action and its representation, twitter data 2018 
Description We collected all tweets containing the hashtags relating to the strike action (#AllEyesonTGIs, #TGIStrikeDays and #TGIFairPay) over a period of four months. The All Eyes on TGIs project was developed as a response to a forthcoming series of strikes by TGI Friday's employees in the UK, organised by Unite the Union. An initial strike took place in London and Milton Keynes on the 18th May 2018, combined with a public meeting at the offices of Unite in London, and supported by other service sector employees including those from McDonald's who had also been on strike on two occasions prior. Following this, a series of strikes on consecutive Fridays was planned for the coming months. The project aimed to contribute to our existing work on online collective action around the 'McStrike' by exploring the ways in which subsequent campaigns were launched with their own online repertoires of action. Tweets were collected from the Twitter Streaming API using the COSMOS software. The data set includes all tweets containing hashtags relating to the strike action (#AllEyesonTGIs, #TGIStrikeDays and #TGIFairPay) over a period of four months from the start of the strike on 18th May 2018 until 16th September 2018. As a result, a sample of 17,711 tweets was collected. The majority of tweets in this Twitter dataset (17,373, 98.1%) are English language. COSMOS identified 78 tweets in 10 other languages and 260 tweets were categorised as 'Undecided'. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in a number of presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854056
 
Title CaCHE Data Navigator meta-database 
Description CaCHE Data Navigator meta-database stores searchable meta-data records on over 150 key sources of housing and housing-related data in the UK. It conforms to international meta-data standards. The meta-database will develop during the lifetime of the project in terms of both its size and content. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The CaCHE meta-database is still in development and will not have notable impact until later in the project 
 
Title Contesting the Trade Union Bill, twitter data 2016 
Description The project explores conversations occurring on Twitter concerned with the passage through Parliament of the Trade Union Bill in 2015/16. The bill was the subject of a good deal of scrutiny from trade unions, their members and a variety of other individuals and groups. Collecting and analysing tweets containing the hashtag '#TUBill' over a period of two months formulated new insights into the patterns of connectivity between key actors in the Twitter network as well as the content of these online conversations. Tweets were collected from the Twitter Streaming API using the COSMOS software. All tweets containing the hashtag '#TUBill' were collected over a period of two months (12th February 2016 - 12th April 2016). As a result, a sample of 13,053 tweets was collected. The majority of tweets in this Twitter dataset (12,758, 97.7%) are English language. COSMOS identified 63 tweets in 11 other languages and 232 tweets were categorised as 'Undecided'. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in a number of presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854054
 
Title Dr Robin Mann - Bibliography of Civil Society Literature on Mendeley 
Description Created bibliography on Mendeley for literature on civil society. The database enables sub-division of literature by area focus (Wales, local, global); empirical or theoretical contribution; methods used; as well as literature addressed specific project related questions of locality and change over time. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Presentation based on literature review at WISERD Annual Conference. Plans to share database with research groups and publics. 
 
Title Dr Stuart Fox 11/2015 - The British Household Panel Survey/Understanding Society Data Catalogue for WISERD Civil Society 
Description The British Household Panel Survey/Understanding Society Data Catalogue for WISERD Civil Society 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impact yet 
 
Title Fast food shutdown: Collaborative collective action in the service sector, twitter data 2018 
Description The Fast Food Shutdown project was developed as a response to a forthcoming day of action organised by the Independent Workers of the World union on the 10th October 2018. We collected all tweets containing hashtags relating to the various groups of employees taking part in the action: McDonald's (#McStrike), UberEats (#UberEatsStrike), Wetherspoons (#Spoonstrike) and TGI Fridays (#AllEyesonTGIs), as well as the hashtag for the event #FFS410, which was designed to reflect the core demand for £10 per hour minimum wages as well as the date of the action. Tweets were collected over a period of 15 days before, during and after the event. Tweets were collected from the Twitter Streaming API using the COSMOS software. All tweets containing hashtags relating to the various groups of employees taking part in the action: McDonald's (#McStrike), UberEats (#UberEatsStrike), Wetherspoons (#Spoonstrike) and TGI Fridays (#AllEyesonTGIs), as well as the hashtag for the event #FFS410, which was designed to reflect the core demand for £10 per hour minimum wages as well as the date of the action. Tweets were collected over a period of 15 days before, during and after the event (26th September 2018 - 10th October 2018). As a result, a sample of 59,321 tweets was collected. The majority of tweets in this Twitter dataset (57,349, 96.7%) are English language. COSMOS identified 805 tweets in 26 other languages and 1,167 tweets were categorised as 'Undecided'. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in a number of presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854055
 
Title Investigating platform cooperativism: Resistance in the digital economy 2018-2019 
Description This project explored the extent of platform cooperativism in the UK. The research specifically sought to investigate platform cooperatives working to provide alternatives to existing 'gig economy' platforms or in the area of cooperative technology, digital design and data ownership, as well as the wider network of organisations supporting them. A series of interviews was conducted to understand the types of organisations working in this area, why they are doing so, how they have gone about carrying out their work, and the challenges they have faced. This collection contains five semi-structured qualitative interviews. The sample consists of two individuals working within existing platform cooperatives in the UK and four individuals working for organisations supporting the development of the (platform) cooperative movement. Interviews were carried out either in person or via Skype and Zoom. Participants were given a short introduction to the study and consent was obtained prior to the interview being recorded. Each interview lasted approximately one hour. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in a number of presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. These data will be expanded as part of WISERD's new large centre: Civil Society: Changing perspectives on Civic Stratification and Civil Repair. 
URL https://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854032
 
Title McStrike: Trade unions, collective action and social media, twitter data 2017 
Description The 'McStrike' project was developed as a response to a forthcoming strike by McDonald's employees in the UK on the 4th September 2017, organised by the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). All tweets containing the hashtag '#McStrike' over a period of 21 days before, during and after the strike were collected. Applying qualitative content analysis and social network analysis techniques, the project contributed new insights into the processes and practices of online collective action. Tweets were collected from the Twitter Streaming API using the COSMOS software. All tweets containing the hashtag '#McStrike' over a period of 21 days before, during and after the strike were collected (24th August 217 - 13th September 2017). As a result, a sample of 94,706 tweets was collected. The majority of tweets in this Twitter dataset (90,266, 95.3%) are English language. COSMOS identified 1,675 tweets in 30 other languages and 2,765 tweets were categorised as 'Undecided'. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in a number of presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. It was also used to produce a series of visualisations showing the inter-connectivity of the Tweets within the Twitter network. These are available through the WISERD DataPortal: https://data.wiserd.ac.uk/mcstrike28052018 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854051
 
Title Rhys Davies (WP3.3) - A Statistical Portrait of Trade Union Membership in the UK 
Description A navigable excel workbook containing data on regional variations in both the levels and nature of trade union membership in the UK. The workbook contains information on both membership, trade union presence at the workplace and coverage (i.e. do unions effect conditions at the workplace). The compendia is based on new analysis of the Labour Force Survey and the Workplace Employment Relations Survey. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Compendia completed during January 2016 and so has not been disseminated yet. 
URL http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/research/civil-society/economic-austerity-social-enterprise-equality/trade-u...
 
Title The producers and users of research: Academic and civil society perceptions of research impact in a devolved Welsh context 2015-2018 
Description This collection contains 11 qualitative interviews. The aim of the project was to examine different discourses surrounding impact as a phenomenon in civil society through academic, third sector and political actor perceptions of the way in which research impacts upon policy and society. The project considered the potential users of research, focusing on a case study of development workers and civil servants working on the Welsh Social Policy 'Communities First' over 18 years. Face to face interviews were carried out with each participant, mostly individual but in one case three people together. A researcher went to meet participants in a convenient location for them. The interviews were recorded once consent was given. Interviews lasted between approximately 40 and 120 minutes. The sampling design was based on a previous piece of research interviewing development workers and civil servants working on the Welsh Social Policy 'Communities First' over 18 years. Participants were selected from valleys, rural and city geographical case study areas in Wales. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL https://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854029
 
Title WISERD DataPortal meta-database 
Description The WISERD DataPortal meta-database stores searchable meta-data records for over 150 survey datasets undertaken by the UK government, the Welsh Government, third sector groups and academic institutions. The meta-data includes questions asked, response categories, sample sizes, the geographies at which the data are available and how the source data may be accessed. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The Welsh Government, Westminster Government and UK Research Councils are all encouraging social science researchers to use existing sources of data where-ever possible. This includes large scale survey data collected by Government (eg Census; Labour Force Survey; National Survey for Wales); bespoke surveys undertaken by local authorities and other organisations (eg housing needs surveys; Active Adults Survey); administrative data routinely collected by various organisations such as civil society and third sector groups as part of their daily functions (e.g. volunteering data; homelessness figures; data on disadvantaged groups); and data collected by University researchers on funded projects. One real issue with using these data is a lack of knowledge of what data are available, whether it is fit for the purpose of the proposed research, and how to access the data. The WISERD DataPortal, specifically the meta-database, has been designed to make answering some of these questions easier. Researchers can use the web-application to access rich standards compliant meta-data on a wide variety of data sources. This encourages the re-use and re-purposing of existing data. 
URL https://data.wiserd.ac.uk/
 
Title WISERD Education Multi-Cohort Study (WMCS) 
Description The WMCS is a longitudinal multi-cohort study which has been undertaken every year since 2012. In 2012 the study included over 1200 children and young people from 29 primary and secondary schools in Wales. The sample design is based on a form of clustered sampling designed to include diverse communities (advantaged, disadvantaged, rural/urban, welsh/english speaking). As cohort have left compulsory schooling a new cohort was established in 2017. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The database has been an important resource for research capacity building in the field of education in Wales. In addition to placements where researches could come and explore the data, we have also worked with Welsh Baccalaureate coordinators to support their work with children and young people. 14 journal articles and books have been produced from the data, along with a wide range of other articles and blogs. 
 
Title WP1.1 Researching civil participation in Wales, in place and over time 2014-2017 
Description This work package undertook 20 life history/narrative interviews, capturing experiences and biographies of key individuals who run local associations and who work to involve others. A questionnaire survey was also conducted at each site. We payed particular attention to trust in social organisations, and how social identities and inequalities shape local civic relations. This project aimed to connect the biographical elements of participation with the organisation and long-term implications of volunteering. It examined experiences of participation at the local level and what they tell us about the changing patterns of mobilisation in particular places in Wales. Fieldwork took place in North and South Wales. This collection contains 20 face-to-face qualitative interviews undertaken using the autobiographical narrative interview technique. The interviews start by asking about the life story in general then, in the second half of the interview, we clarified the issues and asked more specific questions. The sample was obtained using purposive and snow-ball sampling of civil society organisations. The questionnaire survey was collected as a street survey, conducted by an interviewer at each of the locations. Surveys were also distributed within the civil society organisations and via the Bangor University online survey system. The sample was obtained using purposive sampling and the sample size is 132. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854041
 
Title WP1.2 Redefining local civil society in an age of global interconnectivity 2017-2018 
Description A series of interviews were conducted with participants in local organizations and stakeholders in three localities that are engaged with global issues. Issues include refugees and asylum seekers; the environment, including climate change and anti-plastic campaigning; and food, including food banks and food waste. The three localities are Aberystwyth, Mumbles (Swansea) and Splott (Cardiff). The resource also includes transcripts of interviews with stakeholders in these places. This project explored how imaginaries and practices of local civil society have been stretched and reconfigured by global interconnectivities, including both the reorientation of local civil society activities around global issues and concerns, and participation in local civil society by individuals outside the locality, for instance through social media. This collection contains 20 semi-structured qualitative interviews. Interviewees were identified through contact with key organisations, information from the media and the web, and snowballing recommendations from other participants. Face-to-face interviews held with individuals at agreed locations (including offices, private homes and public spaces). Questions followed indicative schedule of topics asked by interviewer. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854042
 
Title WP1.3 Migrants, minorities and engagement in local civil society 2016-2017 
Description This quantitative analysis was built upon by conducting a series of semi-structured qualitative interviews with A8 migrants about their roles in civil society. These were individuals based in the case study areas. This research examined the nature of involvement with various groups, and how these may lead to ties with particular localities and communities. The study focused on three localities across Wales; one urban, one rural and one semi-rural. A mixed methods approach was employed. Initial statistical analysis used data from the UK Census, going back to the 1950s, to examine the impact of in-migration on the demographic profiles of the case study areas. The Citizenship Survey was then used to attempt to discern the different rates of participation of A8 migrants, other migrant groups and UK born residents in local communities. This collection contains 20 semi-structured qualitative interviews. Interviewees were identified by first identifying groups which were visibly targeted towards including migrants in Wales. The full sample was then obtained via snowballing techniques. Interviews were conducted face-to-face or via Skype. In a small number of cases, where this was not possible, interview responses were obtained by email. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854043
 
Title WP1.4 Spaces of new localism: Stakeholder engagement and economic development in Wales and England 2015-2018 
Description Interviews took places across four city regions, two within Wales and two within England. Interviews focused on the role of civil society within discourses of economic development and devolution. This project examined how different city regions are implementing policies related to a localism agenda. It was particularly interested in what this means for economic development and civil society. Stakeholders were interviewed in relation to the development of city-regions in Wales and England. This collection contains 62 semi-structured qualitative interviews. Face-to-face interviews were undertaken with either individual respondents or pairs of respondents. The sample was created using the snowballing method. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854044
 
Title WP2.1 Higher education and civil society 2016-2017 
Description Interviews were conducted with two groups of graduates: graduates from the 'elite' system who graduated in the 1980s; and graduates from the 'mass' system, who graduated in the 2000s. This project explored the relationships between participation in higher education and engagement in civil society, especially at the local level. More specifically, it examined the extent to which a shift from an 'elite' higher education system (when a minority of the population participated in higher education) to a 'mass' higher education system (when roughly half of the population participated in higher education) has effected the roles that graduates play in the formation of local civil society. As part of this analysis a series of in-depth, semi-structured interviews were undertaken to find out how graduates engage in local civil society (clubs, organisations, institutions outside the family or work). This collection contains 46 semi-structured qualitative interviews.15 of these interviews were conducted with graduates aged 50-60 from the 'elite' system of higher education. 31 were conducted with graduates aged 30-40 from the 'mass' system of higher education. The sample was a purposive sample and participants were recruited to the research through a snowballing recruitment method. Face-to-face interviews were conducted either in the home or workplace of the participants or the workplace of the researcher. A small number of interviews were conducted via Skype. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854045
 
Title WP2.2 Territoriality and third sector engagement in policy-making and welfare provision 2017-2018 
Description In-depth semi-structured interviews focused on understanding the experiences and perspectives of third sector representatives, regional development staff, local authority officers and representatives of national third sector organizations and policy actors. These interviews were conducted across four case study regions in Wales based on the following Regional Partnership Board (RPB) areas: North Wales; Mid and West; Cwm Taf; and Gwent. Actors from a number of national agencies were also interviewed.This project investigates how the territorial administration of the third sector in Wales has changed over the post-war period in response to shifting patterns and processes of governance. Additionally, it explores how this has affected the way third sector organizations shape and deliver welfare. More specifically, our research investigates the distinctive Welsh policy context and how state and third sector actors were responding to the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) (SWBA) Act 2014, which ascribed a specific role to the third sector. This collection contains 51 semi-structured qualitative interviews. 36 of these interviews were conducted as part of the regional case studies, and 15 with national agencies. Purposeful sampling was used to identify key individuals from the four case study areas, and interviewees from organisations with similar characteristics were deliberately selected in each area. Key policy agents at a national level were also selected using a purposeful sampling technique. Face-to-face interviews took place in a workplace setting. Most interviews were undertaken with individuals but in some cases multiple participants were interviewed at the same time. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the delivery of a number of presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854046
 
Title WP2.3 Education, language and identity 2015-2018 
Description A mixed methods approach was adopted, with the project undertaking qualitative interviews and a questionnaire survey. The interviews were conducted with policy-makers, teachers and young people in both Wales and Scotland. These focused on the link between education, minority languages and identity in both countries. Key themes include the use of minority languages in different settings (Welsh and Scots Gaelic), as well as the institutional support provided for the use of these languages by the schools. The interviews also address the link between minority language use and identity, as well as broader connections with other practices, including volunteering. This project investigated the types of civic participation and conceptions of language and identity promoted within the statutory education system, and within civil society organisations working with young people. The research took place in both Wales and Scotland. The questionnaire survey was conducted across a series of schools in Wales, focusing on the link between education, minority languages and identity. Key themes include the use of minority languages in different settings, the link between minority language use and identity, as well as broader connections with other practices, including volunteering. This collection contains qualitative interviews and a questionnaire survey. These data were collected in 14 schools, seven in Wales and seven in Scotland. Schools were chosen on the basis of their geographical location (e.g. rural/urban, island/metropolitan, within/outside of the Welsh-speaking 'heartland'), their linguistic characteristics (e.g. differing levels of support for the Welsh language in Wales) and their social characteristics (e.g. affluent areas, deprived post-industrial areas). Face-to-face interviews were conducted in school with students and teachers. A researcher attended each school and gave a short introduction to the study. They then arranged a follow-up interview. Once the schools had been identified, students within these schools were recruited for interview at random. In total, 90 semi-structured qualitative interviews were undertaken. 69 of these interviews were conducted in Wales, with 32 conducted in English and 37 in Welsh. Three of these were with teachers and 66 with pupils. In Scotland, 21 interviews were conducted in English. The questionnaire survey was conducted in the sampled schools in Wales. Teachers helped to identify suitable classes within each school. Three schools encouraged pupils to complete the questionnaires in their own time and response rates were lower here. The sample contains 147 pupils. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854047
 
Title WP2.4 Building trust? Institutions and interactions of multi-level governance in the UK 2017-2018 
Description A series of semi-structured qualitative interviews were undertaken with civil society stakeholders as part of this project. This project explored the role of trust and transparency within the context of multi-level governance. The research examined the interplay of trust and transparency within the UK. The project focused on one strong identity and one 'instrumental' region to explore the impact of factors such as varying identities, institutional configurations and resource profiles on trust and transparency. Interviews were conducted across two areas: Wales and the North West of England. This collection contains 39 semi-structured qualitative interviews conducted with third sector stakeholders. 21 of these interviews were conducted in Wales and 18 were conducted in the North West of England. The sampling was a purposive sample of civil society organisations across a range of policy sectors. A researcher visited Wales and the North West of England to undertake face-to-face interviews. These were conducted at either Cardiff University or the interviewee's place of work and lasted between 30 and 90 minutes. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and books, as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL https://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854048
 
Title WP3.2 Implications of spatial and temporal variation in service provision for inequalities in social outcomes 2014-2019 
Description The study carried out analysis of existing secondary sources of quantitative data in order to investigate levels of social capital within communities in relation to changing levels of provision of key public services. The study built on WISERD's previous research on the use of enhanced two step floating catchment area (E2SFCA) techniques to examine small area variations in accessibility. Part of this work involved the computation of geographical accessibility scores for all lower super output areas (LSOA) in Wales. These scores were computed for nine services: public libraries; leisure centres; post offices; primary and secondary schools; petrol stations; general practice surgeries; pharmacies; and food shops. For the purposes of comparison, access scores have been generated using three alternative approaches to measuring geographical accessibility; (1) minimum distance to nearest provider, (2) local cumulative opportunity, and (3) enhanced two-step floating catchment area (E2SFCA) accessibility. More information about each of these metrics is available in the technical documentation accompanying this collection. The geographical accessibility scores were derived from locational data and population data obtained from various sources, including: the Office for National Statistics; Ordnance Survey; the National Health Service, Welsh Government; and Sport Wales. Population data are the total usual residential population obtained from the 2011 UK Census for Output Area (OA) population weighted centroids. All computations are based on a transport model that assumes travel is exclusively by private car passing through a road network model constructed with Ordnance Survey's Open Roads product. Travel times along each road network link is based on national speed limits being applied according to the road's classification. More detailed information on the data sources used to calculate these scores is available in the technical documentation accompanying this collection. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. Additonally, a Welsh Government consultation document prepared in the lead-up to the release of the 2019 version of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation - the official measure of relative deprivation - includes reference to this research and proposals to consider adopting our approach in index construction (see section 5.3.3). https://beta.gov.wales/proposed-indicators-welsh-index-multiple-deprivation-2019 Developing Alternative Approaches to Incorporating Accessibility within Indices of Deprivation; on-going research involves the inclusion of potentially more sophisticated approaches to measure access to services. Originally developed in the context of incorporating public transport timetables into calculations of accessibility, this research has been extended to include a wider range of services and those that are included in the calculation of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD). Subsequently our research has been incorporated into the consultation documents describing proposed indicators for the updated version of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (2019) the official measure of deprivation used to allocate programme funding and aid Government policy in Wales. A parallel exercise utilising the same data sets used to calculate the new index (published in November 2019) will be conducted in Spring 2020 with the aim of impacting on the processes involved in planning future implementations of the WIMD. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854037
 
Title WP3.3 Trade union membership, associational life and well-being 2016-2017 
Description Interviews were undertaken with trade union officials in to ascertain whether there are links between someone joining a trade union and their family history, or the history of the place where they live. Interviews focused on the participant's experiences of trade unionism, their reasons for joining a trade union and what trade unionism meant to them. This project explored geographical variations in trade union membership in Wales. Previous WISERD research in South Wales suggested that collective understandings, rooted in an earlier period of unionisation, are spilling over into the contemporary period. This project specifically investigated the concept of 'spillover' and whether geographical variations in membership levels can be attributed to differences in the nature and activities of trade unions and the attitudes of employers and workers. We also considered how mechanisms of intra-generational and inter-generational transmission and geographical mobility relate to variations of trade union membership. The project also examined how trade unions (and their form) contribute to other dimensions of social capital and whether there is geographical variation in this. The project adopted a mixed-methods approach, combining secondary quantitative data analysis with qualitative interviews. This collection of qualitative interviews was produced as a result. This collection contains 41 semi-structured qualitative interviews. Purposive sampling was undertaken for the identification and selection of information-rich cases related to the geographical variations in the trade union membership phenomenon. This involved identifying a selected sample of trade union officials living in South Wales. The sample was designed to include a range of communities and trade unions. Face-to-face interviews were conducted at a time and location of the participant's choosing. A brief introduction to the study was provided before completing the interview. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854049
 
Title WP3.4 Equality, diversity and third sector welfare provision 
Description The Equality, Diversity and Third Sector Provision project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council to explore the relationship between the welfare provisions of faith organisation and what that means for civil society. The qualitative interviews, observation and group interview were conducted with representatives of faith organisations, and explored their view of civil society and the impact this has on equality and diversity. Nine interviews were carried out face-to-face and recorded. Notes and recordings were taken during the observation. Researchers met with individuals who represented faith groups and carried out semi-structured interviews. We carried out a series of workshops in 2015/16 giving research training to third sector organisation which led to us gaining a network to draw on. We also contacted a number of organisations via the Charity Commission and then used a snowball techniques associated with grounded theory. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This data collection resulted in presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
 
Title WP4.2 The intergenerational transmission of civic virtues: The role of the family in civil society engagement 2016-2017 
Description As part of this project survey data was collected from children age 13-14, their parents, and their grandparents. Questions explored family relationships, and values and practices linked to civil society (including volunteering, political views and engagement, and environmental beliefs). The data from three generations can be linked together to explore the transmission from one generation to the next of those skills, dispositions and values that foster civil society engagement. Within the social science literature, the relationship between the family and civil society is complex and contradictory. While some theories place the family as the cornerstone of civil society, others put the family firmly outside civil society. Indeed, it is often argued that strong family ties weaken, rather than strengthen, the development of a strong civil society. This project sought to address these arguments through some badly-needed empirical evidence of how and whether 'civic virtues' are passed down (or otherwise) from one generation to the next. The data on children were collected using a paper based questionnaire completed by school pupils in a classroom. A researcher attended each school and gave a short introduction to the study before giving pupils up to one hour to complete the questionnaire. Letters were sent to the parents and grandparents of children who had completed this questionnaire. They were invited to complete paper based surveys, returning them in prepaid envelopes, or to use a QR code to access a digital version of the survey. The survey could be completed at their leisure. We incentivised participation with a prize draw of vouchers. We opted not to contact parents and grandparents of a minority of children (n=3) who indicated they were not living with any family members. The sample size of each of the three surveys is as follows: Children (975); Parents (109); Grandparents (53). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854038
 
Title WP4.3 Ageing, serious leisure and the contribution of the grey economy 2016-2018 
Description Interviews were conducted with 'older' (60+) volunteers working at a range of community organizations across mid Wales. Community organisations included a village community hub, the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Newtown Textile Museam and the Royal British Legion. This project investigated the benefits of 'serious leisure' in retirement, both for the individual and for the wider communities of which they are part. These interviews explore the participants involvement in serious leisure, the purpose of their engagements and value attached to their activities. This collection contains 22 semi-structured qualitative interviews. Participants were identified and approached on a case-by-case basis. These interviews were conducted at the fieldwork locations. Participants were interviewed individually or in groups of two. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854053
 
Title Young people and Brexit 2017 
Description Data collection consists of nationwide surveys and interviews and discussions with young people. Young People and Brexit is an interdisciplinary study of how young people in the UK feel about and are responding to the most significant policy issue of this Parliament: the UK's exit from the European Union. Drawing on expertise from WISERD and a range of organisations with expertise and interest in youth political engagement (including Youth Cymru, the National Assembly for Wales and Members of the UK Parliament) the study considered a range of issues such as the impact of Brexit on young people's broader engagement with politics and civil society; the ways they are responding to and trying to influence Brexit through their political behaviour; the consequences of the EU Referendum for young people's interest in and feelings about UK and devolved politics; the ways Brexit have forced young people to reconsider their understandings of citizenship and identity; and the impact of the EU Referendum and Brexit itself on inter-generational conflict in domestic politics. A cross-sectional survey of political attitudes, engagement and participation was conducted at around the time of the 2017 general election. These data were collected using an online questionnaire. This was circulated to the panel of the survey company YouGov, where data were collected through personal computers or mobile phones of panelists. The data were collected on behalf of WISERD by YouGov PLC. They have not made information on their sampling method or weighting procedure available. The sample size is 5,095. This collection also contains 18 qualitative interviews. Face to face interviews were carried out with each participant individually, or in groups. Interviews were also filmed. A researcher went to several venues to interview young people, for example, at schools or community centres. Participants were recruited using snowball sampling and the interviews were recorded once consent was given. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in the publication of a number of peer-reviewed journals as well as presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. A film series, along with a series of blog posts were also produced. These are available from the project web pages: https://wiserd.ac.uk/research/research-projects/young-people-and-brexit 
URL https://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854031
 
Title Young people and the EU referendum 2016 
Description This project conducted a cross-sectional survey of attitudes regarding the EU Referendum, the campaigns and political participation. Data were collected before the EU Referendum (March 2016), and after the referendum (June 2016). Sample sizes are as follows: March 2016 (5,120) and June 2016 (5,101). These data were collected using an online questionnaire survey. This survey was circulated to the panel of the survey company YouGov, where data were collected through personal computers or mobile phones of panelists. The data were collected on behalf of WISERD by YouGov PLC. They have not made information on their sampling method or weighting procedure available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data collection resulted in a number of presentations to academic and non-academic audiences at conferences and events. A film series, along with a series of blog posts were also produced. These are available from the project web pages: https://wiserd.ac.uk/research/research-projects/young-people-and-eu-referendum 
URL https://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-854030
 
Description Collaboration with Brexit Civil Society Forum, Wales - a partnership between the Wales Governance Centre (WGC, Cardiff University and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). 
Organisation Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I am PI on a grant from The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) to support the Civil Society Forum on Brexit - Wales ('the Forum'). This forum is a collaboration between the Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action - the peak membership organisation for the voluntary sector in Wales. The Forum has also engaged in further collaboration with sibling projects elsewhere in the UK. Its purpose is to inform and support debate among civil society organisation in Wales in relation to Brexit and to support preparation for Brexit related changes that will impact on the sector in Wales (where is it much more heavily exposed to potential loss of EU funding than anywhere else in the UK). The project has developed the following portfolio of activities -described in the impact section below. A follow-up grant has been awarded by TLEF for a collaborative event bringing together projects and partners working on the implications of Brexit for the third sector across various parts of the UK. Its main activity will be an event in Belfast to be held in early May. £21,000 secured from TLEF - Grant Aware dates: 18/12/18 to 30/06/2019. The project's Co-I is Prof Jo Hunt and its researcher/coordinator Charles Whitmore. My involvement in this project has supported and enriched my work on my Governance and Brexit Research Fellowship. The portfolio of ESRC research has not focused much on the implications of Brexit for Civil Society - while TLEF has offered support to a suite of projects in this area. The Fellowship funds 50% of my time - in my view it is critically important that I am able to devote the other 50% of my working time to active engagement in research and research related impact that is relevant to Brexit. My credibility as a research leader depends on it. If I am also able to bring in relevant areas that are not, for whatever reason, significantly covered off by ESRC/UKRI funded projects, that is an addition benefit. The project also builds on relationships developed with colleagues at WCVA in the context of my role as a CI in the WISERD-Civil Society ESRC Centre.
Collaborator Contribution WCVA is a partner in this project. It has provided support for the project researcher and facilitated connections with civil society organisations across Wales. Anna Nicholl - Director of Strategy is the key contact point with WCVA. WCVA Chief Executive Ruth Marks and Director of Operations Phil Fiander have also participated through the Forum.
Impact Events: Forum Roundtable 1 - 15 May 2018. Forum Roundtable 2 - 24 July 2018 Brexit and Trade - 19 September 2018 EU Settlement Briefing 1 - 20 September 2018 EU Settlement Briefing 2 (downgraded to conference call at request of Home Office who were presenting) - 16 October 2018. Brexit and Third Sector Funding - Third Sector Scheme session with TSOs and Mark Drakeford - 24 October 2018. Brexit, Human Rights and Equalities North Wales Roundtable (we had to cancel this event last minute due to very low take-up) - 24 November 2018 Forum Roundtable 3 - 5 December 2018 Forum / Alliance Westminster Briefing for MPs and Peers - 14 January 2019 Forum Roundtable 4 - 20 February 2019 Briefings / Sessions delivered on request by TSOs: Brexit Human Rights and Equality - Equalities and Human Rights Coalition - 11 September 2018 Brexit Children and Young People - National Assembly's Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People - 27 November 2018 Impact of Brexit on TSOs and People with Protected Characteristics - Diverse Cymru and C3SC - 12 February 2019 Impact of Brexit on TSOs - 2nd West Wales Third Sector Conference - 21 February 2019. Podcast links: Podcast 1 - https://soundcloud.com/wcvacymru/fforwm-cymdeithas-cifil-cymru-ar-brexit-podlediad-1-wales-civil-society-forum-on-brexit-podcast-1 Podcast 2 - https://soundcloud.com/wcvacymru/fforwm-cymdeithas-sifil-cymru-ar-brexit-2-wales-civil-society-forum-on-brexit-2
Start Year 2018
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) Oct 2017 - ongoing Implementing the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014; Researching early experiences, challenges and opportunities 
Organisation Wales Co-operative Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Insights from the research team were shared with researchers from the two partners organisations. The Team made a significant contribution to a joint Ministerial Briefing document (see below), and one of the research team led a presentation to the Welsh Government Minister for Children and Social Care. Research findings have informed the work of partners, who have specific responsibilities to develop online resources for their members, For example, the Wales Co-op Centre is tasked to develop resources to support the development of Social value Forums, in support of this task, the research team has had on-going discussions with the partner organisation about the concept of 'social value', and the challenges involved in its 'measurement'.
Collaborator Contribution Both partners have been commissioned by the Welsh Government to deliver short-term projects with tangible resources for their members. Partners have introduced the research team to a wider group of stakeholders and invited the research project to share findings with practitioner Forums, and working groups.
Impact Ministerial Briefing Paper: 'Delivering Transformation in Wales: Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014, Interim findings' November 2017
Start Year 2014
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) Oct 2017 - ongoing Implementing the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014; Researching early experiences, challenges and opportunities 
Organisation Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Insights from the research team were shared with researchers from the two partners organisations. The Team made a significant contribution to a joint Ministerial Briefing document (see below), and one of the research team led a presentation to the Welsh Government Minister for Children and Social Care. Research findings have informed the work of partners, who have specific responsibilities to develop online resources for their members, For example, the Wales Co-op Centre is tasked to develop resources to support the development of Social value Forums, in support of this task, the research team has had on-going discussions with the partner organisation about the concept of 'social value', and the challenges involved in its 'measurement'.
Collaborator Contribution Both partners have been commissioned by the Welsh Government to deliver short-term projects with tangible resources for their members. Partners have introduced the research team to a wider group of stakeholders and invited the research project to share findings with practitioner Forums, and working groups.
Impact Ministerial Briefing Paper: 'Delivering Transformation in Wales: Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014, Interim findings' November 2017
Start Year 2014
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous,Dr Sioned Pearce - 02-13.09.19 - Wales Canada - sub state policy making a comparative exploration 
Organisation Queen's University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Christala Sophocleous and Dr Sioned Pearce were funded to undertake a 2 week research study trip to Canada spending a week in Winnipeg, Manitoba and a week in Montreal Quebec. they shared their knowledge of their research undertaken within WISERD Civil society with both the collaborators listed above and also a wider group of academics, policy makers and civil society actors in a series of Symposium, seminars, meetings and small group discussions. working with colleagues listed below, we began to map out a framework for future comparative work.
Collaborator Contribution Associate Professors Sid Frankel and Karine Levasseur from University of Manitoba, Professor Deena White from the University of Montreal, and Associate Professor Rachel Laforest from Queens University, Ontario organised and hosted a number of Symposium, seminars, meetings and small group discussions to facilitate the sharing of research findings, stimulate debate and initiate underpinning discussions as the basis of ongoing comparative work.
Impact We have agreed a framework for comparing devolved social policy making across Wales, Manitoba and Quebec and used this to submit an abstract for a Symposium at the next International Society of Third Sector Research (ISTR) to be held in July 2020 in Montreal.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous,Dr Sioned Pearce - 02-13.09.19 - Wales Canada - sub state policy making a comparative exploration 
Organisation University of Manitoba
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Christala Sophocleous and Dr Sioned Pearce were funded to undertake a 2 week research study trip to Canada spending a week in Winnipeg, Manitoba and a week in Montreal Quebec. they shared their knowledge of their research undertaken within WISERD Civil society with both the collaborators listed above and also a wider group of academics, policy makers and civil society actors in a series of Symposium, seminars, meetings and small group discussions. working with colleagues listed below, we began to map out a framework for future comparative work.
Collaborator Contribution Associate Professors Sid Frankel and Karine Levasseur from University of Manitoba, Professor Deena White from the University of Montreal, and Associate Professor Rachel Laforest from Queens University, Ontario organised and hosted a number of Symposium, seminars, meetings and small group discussions to facilitate the sharing of research findings, stimulate debate and initiate underpinning discussions as the basis of ongoing comparative work.
Impact We have agreed a framework for comparing devolved social policy making across Wales, Manitoba and Quebec and used this to submit an abstract for a Symposium at the next International Society of Third Sector Research (ISTR) to be held in July 2020 in Montreal.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous,Dr Sioned Pearce - 02-13.09.19 - Wales Canada - sub state policy making a comparative exploration 
Organisation University of Quebec
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Christala Sophocleous and Dr Sioned Pearce were funded to undertake a 2 week research study trip to Canada spending a week in Winnipeg, Manitoba and a week in Montreal Quebec. they shared their knowledge of their research undertaken within WISERD Civil society with both the collaborators listed above and also a wider group of academics, policy makers and civil society actors in a series of Symposium, seminars, meetings and small group discussions. working with colleagues listed below, we began to map out a framework for future comparative work.
Collaborator Contribution Associate Professors Sid Frankel and Karine Levasseur from University of Manitoba, Professor Deena White from the University of Montreal, and Associate Professor Rachel Laforest from Queens University, Ontario organised and hosted a number of Symposium, seminars, meetings and small group discussions to facilitate the sharing of research findings, stimulate debate and initiate underpinning discussions as the basis of ongoing comparative work.
Impact We have agreed a framework for comparing devolved social policy making across Wales, Manitoba and Quebec and used this to submit an abstract for a Symposium at the next International Society of Third Sector Research (ISTR) to be held in July 2020 in Montreal.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Dr David Beel - WISERD Civil Society (WP1.4) Volunteer Sector North West (VSNW) 
Organisation Voluntary Sector North West
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Working with VSNW we collaboratively conducted interviews into the VCSE community in Greater Manchester
Collaborator Contribution Partner aided and arranged interviews with key stakeholders, we collaboratively developmed a submission to RSA Inclusive Growth Submission.
Impact RSA Inlcusive Growth Submission David Beel guest speaker at VSNW annual conference - Manchester December 5th
Start Year 2016
 
Description Dr Rhys Jones - WISERD Civil Society (WP1.3) Collaboration with Wales Strategic Migration Partnership 
Organisation Wales Strategic Migration Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Wales Strategic Migration Partnership (WSMP) is an umbrella organisation coordinating a range of NGOs dealing with migrant issues in Wales. The WSMP are involved in the work package as a partner organisation, informing the research. The research will, in turn, inform the WSMP's practice in some areas.
Collaborator Contribution The WSMP have contributed through informing the research from a practitioner perspective, ensuring that the research is relevant beyond academic questions. The WSMP have also aided in the data collection through acting as gatekeepers for organisations that can be included in the research.
Impact Participation in stakeholder engagement event, 18th March 2016.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Dr Rhys Jones - WISERD Civil Society (WP1.3) Polish-Welsh Mutual Association 
Organisation Polish-Welsh Mutual Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution The Polish-Welsh Mutual Association act as a partner organisation. The research can inform practice for the PWMA through knowledge exchange.
Collaborator Contribution The PWMA are informing research through stakeholder events, ensuring that the research is relevant for practitioners. They have also aided data-collection through acting as gate-keepers with respondents.
Impact Participation at Stakeholder engagement event, 18th March 2016
Start Year 2016
 
Description Dr Robin Mann (WP1.1) - Dr Qin Li - visiting fellow 
Organisation Northeast Forestry University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Visit by Dr Qin Li to Bangor University and WISERD. Food Policy and Civic participation in China.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions around future collaborations.
Impact Not yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Dr Robin Mann (WP1.1) - Visiting Fellow WISERD Civil Society Research Centre - Prof Abby Peterson 
Organisation University of Gothenburg
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Visiting fellowship organised for Prof. Abby Peterson to Bangor University and WISERD.
Collaborator Contribution Research meetings with Bangor WISERD team concerning research proposal on borders and civil society. Research talks at Bangor and Cardiff.
Impact Workshop panel accepted for Nordic Migration conference on borders and civil society.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Dr Scott Orford Understanding Welsh Places 
Organisation Carnegie Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We have worked with the Carnegie UK Trust, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies and the Institute of Welsh Affairs to Create the Understanding Welsh Places (UWP) website. UWP is the first point of call for statistical information about towns and communities in Wales. It has developed out of work on the WISERD Data Portal and the Understanding Localities programme, particularly around mapping and analysing welsh data . The development of the site itself is funded by Carnegie and the Welsh Government.
Collaborator Contribution The Cenre for Local Economic Strategies provided analysis of resilience of places. The Carnegie UK Trust and the Institute of Welsh Affairs managed the project and engaged with a core cross-sector group of interested people and a sub-group of data experts, including: Aberystwyth University; the board of trustees of the Bevan Foundation; Building Communities Trust; Chris Jones Regeneration; the Design Commission for Wales; the Federation of Small Businesses Wales; Monmouthshire County Council; the Office for National Statistics; One Voice Wales; the Univeristy of Stirling; the Wales Council for Voluntary Action; and Knowledge and Analytical Services and the department for Homes and Places at the Welsh Government.
Impact http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
Start Year 2019
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce - Partnership on youth engagement project (short films, postcards, event) 
Organisation Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We worked with these three partners to produce two short films, info-graphic postcards and an event on the future direction of youth engagement in Wales funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.
Collaborator Contribution Time, editing of resources, access to wide networks of young people, youth practitioners and policy actors.
Impact Two short films; 500 postcards; 30 blogs and a memorandum of agreement
Start Year 2014
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce - Partnership on youth engagement project (short films, postcards, event) 
Organisation National Assembly for Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We worked with these three partners to produce two short films, info-graphic postcards and an event on the future direction of youth engagement in Wales funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.
Collaborator Contribution Time, editing of resources, access to wide networks of young people, youth practitioners and policy actors.
Impact Two short films; 500 postcards; 30 blogs and a memorandum of agreement
Start Year 2014
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce - Partnership on youth engagement project (short films, postcards, event) 
Organisation Youth Cymru
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked with these three partners to produce two short films, info-graphic postcards and an event on the future direction of youth engagement in Wales funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.
Collaborator Contribution Time, editing of resources, access to wide networks of young people, youth practitioners and policy actors.
Impact Two short films; 500 postcards; 30 blogs and a memorandum of agreement
Start Year 2014
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce - Week long internship with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action 
Organisation Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I spent the week working at the WCVA offices completing a literature review for their strategic review. During my time there I spoke to people about the way they use research and carried out an interview.
Collaborator Contribution Interview and office space, computer, information.
Impact Research-led literature review on umbrella organisations.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Dr Taulant Guma - WISERD Civil Society (WP1.3) EU migrants network - 30 Nov 2016 
Organisation Kingston University London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Participated in the first and subsequent meetings which helped set up this new UK-wide university network.
Collaborator Contribution Providing funding for the network' events, setting up a new website...
Impact One outcome of this project was the organisation of an interdisciplinary workshop on EU migrants' diaspora and civil society. The event included presentations and talks from academics and policy makers working in the field. The discussion contributed to the current debates on EU migrants' participation in the British society at a particularly crucial time, ie following the outcome of the UK 2016 referendum the resulting Brexit vote.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Improving the Social Welfare System in China - Collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 
Organisation Brunel University London
Department Social Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution British Academy and Newton Fund award: Newton Advanced Fellowship, Reference: AF150320. Chaney is a co-applicant and fellow under this Award that links to work-package 2.2 of ESRC Award ES/L009099/1 - Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision' (P.I. Chaney). The Award involves a series of exchange visits and collaboration between Cardiff University and CASS Beijing. The Award/ collaboration is ongoing. Outputs include: Chaney, P. (2018) Civil Society, Human Rights and Religious Freedom in the People's Republic of China: Analysis of CSOs' Universal Periodic Review Discourse, International Journal of Human Rights, (Routledge, T & F). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13642987.2017.1397630
Collaborator Contribution British Academy and Newton Fund award: Newton Advanced Fellowship, Reference: AF150320. Chaney is a co-applicant and fellow under this Award that links to work-package 2.2 of ESRC Award ES/L009099/1. The Award involves a series of exchange visits and collaboration between Cardiff University and CASS Beijing. The Award/ collaboration is ongoing. Outputs include: Chaney, P. (2018) Civil Society, Human Rights and Religious Freedom in the People's Republic of China: Analysis of CSOs' Universal Periodic Review Discourse, International Journal of Human Rights, (Routledge, T & F). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13642987.2017.1397630
Impact British Academy and Newton Fund award: Newton Advanced Fellowship, Reference: AF150320. Chaney is a co-applicant and fellow under this Award that links to work-package 2.2 of ESRC Award ES/L009099/1 - Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making and Welfare Provision' (P.I. Chaney). The Award involves a series of exchange visits and collaboration between Cardiff University and CASS Beijing. The Award/ collaboration is ongoing. Outputs include: Chaney, P. (2018) Civil Society, Human Rights and Religious Freedom in the People's Republic of China: Analysis of CSOs' Universal Periodic Review Discourse, International Journal of Human Rights, (Routledge, T & F). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13642987.2017.1397630
Start Year 2016
 
Description Linked PhD Placement - A Sanders with Welsh Government Third Sector Unit 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution PhD Student (A Sanders, Supervisors Chaney and Wincott) placement with the Welsh Government Third Sector Unit 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhD Student (A Sanders, Supervisors Chaney and Wincott) placement with the Welsh Government Third Sector Unit 2018 (note: Researchfish webpages not updated / do not allow user to select 2018 - the latest option is 2017).
Impact Placement student involved in data analysis/ literature review/ knowledge exchange with Welsh Government
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhD Student (A Sanders, Supervisors Chaney and Wincott) placement with Wales Council for Voluntary Action 
Organisation Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Linked PhD Student (A Sanders, Supervisors Chaney and Wincott) placement with Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Collaborator Contribution Research analysis to support WCVAs review of the Third Sector Partnership Council, the Ministerial Meetings, networks and third sector engagement mechanisms/ furtherance of student's PhD work.
Impact Internal policy review work
Start Year 2018
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs - WISERD Civil Society (WP3.2) Partnership with Ordnance Survey 
Organisation Ordnance Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Supervisors for a PhD studentship wholly funded by Ordnance Survey which looked at the use of different sources of Ordnance Survey data in measuring accessibility to public services in the UK using GIS-based approaches
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data and expertise in digital data sources; knowledge exchange scheme for 3 months following completion of PhD
Impact FREW, R., HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and HARDING, J. (2014) Data usability from an end-user perspective: assessing contextual quality through geospatial analysis, Paper presented at GIS Research UK 2014 conference, University of Glasgow, April 2014. FREW, R., HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and HARDING, J. (2015) Assessing geographic data usability in analytical contexts: Undertaking sensitivity analysis of geospatial processes, Paper presented at GIS Research UK 2015 conference, University of Leeds, 15th - 17th April 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs and Dr Mitchel Langford - WISERD Civil Society (WP3.2) Collaboration with Tenovus Cancer Care 
Organisation Tenovus
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Tenovus have supported a Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS II) PhD studentship (commenced October 2016) that is developing open source tools and support materials to measure geographical accessibility to screening and cancer support services using QGIS/PostGIS. Such tools are currently being used to show how GIS techniques can be used to optimise the locations of mobile cancer units run by organisations such as Tenovus.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided research support including access to data sets and expertise in the planning and provision of cancer support services. This research has the potential to contribute to debates surrounding the future provision of cancer services within Wales, the UK and internationally and will generate interest from both public and policy audiences. In particular, the tools developed will enable researchers in Tenovus to investigate the impact of spatial configurations of cancer services in a range of application areas. This will account for both supply-side characteristics (to include for example types of screening and support available and the facilities at individual sites) with potential service demand (for example in relation to spatial trends in cancer incidence) in order to provide a potentially more sophisticated measure of variations in provision across Wales.
Impact Publications expected during the course of the PhD studentship
Start Year 2016
 
Description Prof Gary Higgs and Dr Mitchel Langford WISERD Civil Society (WP 3.2) Collaboration with Sport Wales 
Organisation Sport Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research funded by Sport Wales (under the Illuminate scheme) to create a bespoke Add-In tools for ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop software that enables the Welsh Government to gain evidence of the most appropriate places to allocate funding to sporting infrastructure. This has been followed up with Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS II) PhD studentship concerned with enhancing our understanding of access to sporting facilities in Wales through geospatial analyses. This has demonstrated the benefits of such techniques in assessing patterns of sporting provision as part of wider investigations concerned with examining the impacts of geography on levels of sport participation. Follow up research with the Administrative Data Research Centre (Wales), part of the ESRC-funded ADRN initiative, will incorporate this analysis in a wider consideration of the factors impacting on levels of sports participation and potential linkages to spatial variations in public health outcomes.
Collaborator Contribution Sport Wales uses the tool to advise the Welsh Government about where public sector funding should be invested in order to deliver the greatest benefit. Once these tools become more widely available they will enable the potential for further collaboration between those organisations charged with promoting sports participation and health. Follow-up funded research commissioned by the Welsh Government in November 2017 will enable these findings to be updated with a new database of sport facilities collected on behalf of Sport Wales since the completion of our research and will enable a temporal analysis of spatial patterns in provision. Sport Wales have provided the database used to measure variations in provision.
Impact HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and NORMAN, P. (2015) 'Accessibility to sports facilities in Wales: A GIS-based analysis of socio-economic variations in provision', Geoforum, 62,105-120. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.04.010 LANGFORD, M., HIGGS, G. and RADCLIFFE, J. (2018) 'The application of network-based GIS tools to investigate spatial variations in the provision of sporting facilities', Annals of Leisure Research, 36(3), 548-568. doi:10.1080/11745398.2016.1272059 PAGE, N., LANGFORD, M. and HIGGS, G. (2018) 'An evaluation of alternative measures of accessibility for investigating potential 'deprivation amplification' in service provision', Applied Geography, forthcoming. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.04.003
Start Year 2015
 
Description Prof Howard Davis - Putin Exodus 
Organisation Atlantic Council
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided advice on research questionnaire design, data collection and analysis for project on Russian emigres, their political attitudes and their participation in civil society in the US, UK and Germany.
Collaborator Contribution Mutual exchange visits between Bangor University (WISERD) and Rutgers University - Newark to develop and implement the project.
Impact Sociological analysis of data from Russian migrant survey in US, UK and Germany.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - Foundational Economy and Welfare CRESC 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department Information Systems and Technologies Division
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating with colleagues in CRESC (Manchester), Sheffield University Queen Mary London, University of Turin, University of Salento and others on research addressing the foundational economy in relation to a range of social and economic fields (health, social care, food, water, waste). The research involves a network of researchers using the foundational economy as a prism for examining those substantive areas focusing on the role of social enterprises and cooperatives in the delivery of founational goods. The collaborative UK work has focused on social care provisoin and has produced two public interest reports on home care and domicilary care in the UK. It has also led to a Wellcome grant led by Dr Diane Burns at Sheffield "Doing Care Differently" (Seed Award in H&SS) for 12 months up to February 2018.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration has led to two public interest reports on social care and a workshop on the Foundational Economy held on 16th and 17th of February 2017 at Collegio Carlo Alberto University of Turin. The network is working on a collaborative book on the foundational economy and an edited collection. Further work is planned on joint publicaitons and Euroiepan funding applciations at a colloquium in London in May 2017.
Impact Burns, D., Earle, J., Folkman, P., Froud, J., Hyde, P,. Johal, S. Jones, I.R., Killett, A., Williams, K. (2016) Why we need social innovation in home care for older people, CRESC/WISERD Public Interest Report, http://www.cresc.ac.uk/medialibrary/research/social-innovation-in-home-care.pdf. Burns, D., Earle, J., Cowie, L., Folkman, P., Froud, J., Hyde, P,. Johal, S. Jones, I.R., Killett, A., Williams, K. (2016) Where does the money go? Financialised chains and the crisis in residential care, CRESC/WISERD Public Interest Report, http://www.cresc.ac.uk/medialibrary/research/WDTMG%20FINAL%20-01-3-2016.pdf.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Prof Michael Woods (WP1) - Understanding Welsh Places 
Organisation Carnegie Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I am a member of the consortium steering group and particularly contribute advice on the development of the Understanding Welsh Places tool with respect to the dynamics of community participation and governance and how civil society and community actors may use the tool (drawing on WISERD/Civil Society Theme 1 and earlier ERSC-funded research) and on the selection and presentation of data relevant to small towns (drawing in part on WISERD Phase 1).
Collaborator Contribution The consortium is led and managed by the IWA with funding from the Carnegie Trust. Other consortium members have been or are being recruited to provide further specialist expert input.
Impact None at present: the project is in intial establishment stages.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Prof Michael Woods (WP1) - Understanding Welsh Places 
Organisation Institute of Welsh Affairs
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I am a member of the consortium steering group and particularly contribute advice on the development of the Understanding Welsh Places tool with respect to the dynamics of community participation and governance and how civil society and community actors may use the tool (drawing on WISERD/Civil Society Theme 1 and earlier ERSC-funded research) and on the selection and presentation of data relevant to small towns (drawing in part on WISERD Phase 1).
Collaborator Contribution The consortium is led and managed by the IWA with funding from the Carnegie Trust. Other consortium members have been or are being recruited to provide further specialist expert input.
Impact None at present: the project is in intial establishment stages.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Prof Michael Woods (WP1.2 & WP1.3) - Expert Workshop Brexit and Rural Policy in Wales 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Centre for Rural Economy (CRE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We hosted and co-organized the expert workshop and will co-organize the launch of the resulting report to members of the National Assembly for Wales, civil servants and other policy-makers. Michael Woods and Rhys Dafydd Jones directly contributed to the expert workshop discussion and resulting report on the themes of rural community development and European citizens living in rural Wales, drawing on ESRC WISERD/Civil Society WPs 1.2 and 1.3, as well as earlier research.
Collaborator Contribution The workshop is organized as one of a series of expert workshops on rural policy and Brexit in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, led by the Centre for Rural Economy (CRE). The CRE provided the formula and templates for the event and assisted with aspects of the organization. The CRE has also designated a science communication officer to write up the report.
Impact The expert workshop was held on 3rd May. Outputs from the workshop being prepared at present.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney - collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 2018-19 under the Global Challenge Research Fund project 'Exploring Effective Practice in Civil Society Organisations: Promotion of Human Rights, Good Governance and Social Justice in India and Bangladesh' project - funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution India's leading human rights NGOs attended the two-day WISERD- Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi joint civil society Research Workshop held in New Delhi on August 17-18. It was held as part of the project 'Exploring Effective Practice in Civil Society Organisations: Promotion of Human Rights, Good Governance and Social Justice in India and Bangladesh' project - funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences, Global Challenges Research Fund. The research is led by Professor Paul Chaney (WISERD) and Professor Sarbeswar Sahoo (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi) (pictured below, left and centre - with IIT Social Sciences and Humanities Head of School Professor Purnima Singh - right, who gave the opening address). Professors Chaney and Sahoo said, "In the year of the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Convention on Human Rights, and with religious freedom and gender equality being key to realising the UN Sustainable Development Goals, our project focuses on the key challenges facing civil society in an era of ongoing, deep-set patterns and processes of gender oppression and religious conflict around the world". They continued, "our attention will centre on civil society organisations' views of the key issues, areas of progress and ongoing challenges in relation to human rights advocacy and service delivery for women, girls and different religious communities our aim is to learn from practitioners and advocates - the people who really have lived experience of these issues - we will share our project findings in order to further academic and practical knowledge and - promote peace, tolerance and dignity '. The workshop discussions identified a series of challenges faced by NGOs working on these issues. Yet, it also pin-pointed several aspects that were positive - suggesting the way towards inclusive citizenship rights and sustainable development - not only in India and Bangladesh - but further afield. This project will also generate an academic research network to further understanding of international citizenship rights and disseminate project findings in the form of non-technical policy briefings and blogs. Amongst the project's forthcoming publications is a paper in the leading International Journal of Human Rights (Routledge, T & F). In a constructive, yet critical way, the paper explores the notion of citizenship rights in India today. In conceptual terms, its wider international significance lies in providing new empirical analysis of the challenges of seeking to apply UN rights agreements in a manner that respects religious particularism and the traditions of different social groups.
Collaborator Contribution India's leading human rights NGOs attended the two-day WISERD- Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi joint civil society Research Workshop held in New Delhi on August 17-18. It was held as part of the project 'Exploring Effective Practice in Civil Society Organisations: Promotion of Human Rights, Good Governance and Social Justice in India and Bangladesh' project - funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences, Global Challenges Research Fund. The research is led by Professor Paul Chaney (WISERD) and Professor Sarbeswar Sahoo (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi) (pictured below, left and centre - with IIT Social Sciences and Humanities Head of School Professor Purnima Singh - right, who gave the opening address). Professors Chaney and Sahoo said, "In the year of the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Convention on Human Rights, and with religious freedom and gender equality being key to realising the UN Sustainable Development Goals, our project focuses on the key challenges facing civil society in an era of ongoing, deep-set patterns and processes of gender oppression and religious conflict around the world". They continued, "our attention will centre on civil society organisations' views of the key issues, areas of progress and ongoing challenges in relation to human rights advocacy and service delivery for women, girls and different religious communities our aim is to learn from practitioners and advocates - the people who really have lived experience of these issues - we will share our project findings in order to further academic and practical knowledge and - promote peace, tolerance and dignity '. The workshop discussions identified a series of challenges faced by NGOs working on these issues. Yet, it also pin-pointed several aspects that were positive - suggesting the way towards inclusive citizenship rights and sustainable development - not only in India and Bangladesh - but further afield. This project will also generate an academic research network to further understanding of international citizenship rights and disseminate project findings in the form of non-technical policy briefings and blogs. Amongst the project's forthcoming publications is a paper in the leading International Journal of Human Rights (Routledge, T & F). In a constructive, yet critical way, the paper explores the notion of citizenship rights in India today. In conceptual terms, its wider international significance lies in providing new empirical analysis of the challenges of seeking to apply UN rights agreements in a manner that respects religious particularism and the traditions of different social groups.
Impact International networking, policy briefings and academic publications
Start Year 2018
 
Description Prof Paul Chaney - international collaboration with School of Social Sciences, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh - part of the project 'Exploring Effective Practice in Civil Society Organisations: Promotion of Human Rights, Good Governance and Social Justice, a' project funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Global Challenges Research Fund 
Organisation BRAC University
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Following the recent violence and civil unrest in Bangladesh over the summer https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45069935 some of the country's leading human rights activists attended a one-day civil society research workshop organised by WISERD and BRAC University in Dhaka on August 30. It was held as part of the project 'Exploring Effective Practice in Civil Society Organisations: Promotion of Human Rights, Good Governance and Social Justice, a' project funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Global Challenges Research Fund. The research is led by Professor Paul Chaney (WISERD), Dr Seuty Sabur (BRAC) and Professor Sarbeswar Sahoo (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi). Professor Chaney argued that, in the light of recent developments, there was a need to complement human rights indicators and case law with civil society accounts of the challenges of holding states to account in relation to their international rights obligations. The workshop was hosted by the Department of Economics and Social Sciences (ESS). It heard detailed accounts of the challenges facing those concerned with promoting and upholding human rights in Bangladesh. Khushi Kabir, coordinator of Nijera Kori, noted that whilst in the past civil society primarily existed as a buffer to rights violations its role is becoming increasingly important due to the fact that the mass media, with their overarching economic and political affiliations, are no longer reporting key social issues and throwing a critical spotlight on rights observance. Leading barrister Sara Hossain also lamented the collective silence on critical social issues. She said social media, the last remaining space for citizens to voice their concerns, was being targeted by mobs replicating their violent practice on the streets. Citing harassment faced for speaking out on Chittagong Hill Tracts issues https://www.amnesty.org.uk/groups/wirksworth-and-district/hidden-bangladesh-violence-and-brutality-chittagong-hill-tracts Meghna Guhathakurta, executive director of Research Initiatives Bangladesh, suggested NGO networking and unity and taking lessons from recent social justice movements is needed to curb current rights violations. Professor ATM Nurul Amin, chairperson of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences, questioned whether personal freedom had been traded off in the struggle for nationalism. Overall, the workshop discussions identified a series of core challenges faced by NGOs working on these issues. Yet, it also pin-pointed several aspects that were positive - suggesting the way towards inclusive citizenship rights - not only in Bangladesh - but further afield. As well as working with NGOs, this project is creating an academic research network to further understanding of international citizenship rights and disseminate project findings in the form of non-technical policy briefings and blogs
Collaborator Contribution Following the recent violence and civil unrest in Bangladesh over the summer https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45069935 some of the country's leading human rights activists attended a one-day civil society research workshop organised by WISERD and BRAC University in Dhaka on August 30. It was held as part of the project 'Exploring Effective Practice in Civil Society Organisations: Promotion of Human Rights, Good Governance and Social Justice, a' project funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Global Challenges Research Fund. The research is led by Professor Paul Chaney (WISERD), Dr Seuty Sabur (BRAC) and Professor Sarbeswar Sahoo (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi). Professor Chaney argued that, in the light of recent developments, there was a need to complement human rights indicators and case law with civil society accounts of the challenges of holding states to account in relation to their international rights obligations. The workshop was hosted by the Department of Economics and Social Sciences (ESS). It heard detailed accounts of the challenges facing those concerned with promoting and upholding human rights in Bangladesh. Khushi Kabir, coordinator of Nijera Kori, noted that whilst in the past civil society primarily existed as a buffer to rights violations its role is becoming increasingly important due to the fact that the mass media, with their overarching economic and political affiliations, are no longer reporting key social issues and throwing a critical spotlight on rights observance. Leading barrister Sara Hossain also lamented the collective silence on critical social issues. She said social media, the last remaining space for citizens to voice their concerns, was being targeted by mobs replicating their violent practice on the streets. Citing harassment faced for speaking out on Chittagong Hill Tracts issues https://www.amnesty.org.uk/groups/wirksworth-and-district/hidden-bangladesh-violence-and-brutality-chittagong-hill-tracts Meghna Guhathakurta, executive director of Research Initiatives Bangladesh, suggested NGO networking and unity and taking lessons from recent social justice movements is needed to curb current rights violations. Professor ATM Nurul Amin, chairperson of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences, questioned whether personal freedom had been traded off in the struggle for nationalism. Overall, the workshop discussions identified a series of core challenges faced by NGOs working on these issues. Yet, it also pin-pointed several aspects that were positive - suggesting the way towards inclusive citizenship rights - not only in Bangladesh - but further afield. As well as working with NGOs, this project is creating an academic research network to further understanding of international citizenship rights and disseminate project findings in the form of non-technical policy briefings and blogs
Impact Policy briefings, international networking and academic publications
Start Year 2018
 
Description Prof Sally Power - Chair of National Museum Wales/Cardiff University Social Inclusion Research Group 
Organisation National Museum Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise on volunteering, on social inclusion and strategies to promote impact
Collaborator Contribution Access to sites to increase engagement, particularly with hard to reach communities.
Impact Two PhD studentships (one on volunteering and one on children and museums) Joint research proposals
Start Year 2015
 
Description Prof Sally Power - Collaboration with National Museum Wales 
Organisation National Museum Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I sit on the National Museum of Wales/Cardiff University Steering Group which involves identifying areas of common interest for research and, in particular, mutually beneficial opportunities to maximise the impact of our research.
Collaborator Contribution The National Museum of Wales have promised to collaborate in terms of the co-production of research, consultation on issues to do with Civil Society projects, eg relating to ageing and volunteering.
Impact Two open days
Start Year 2015
 
Description Prof Scott Orford - Local Data Company collaboration on retail and leisure trends in Wales and footfall sensor data 
Organisation Local Data Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Undertook data analysis and wrote three annual reports on Retail and Leisure Trends in Wales (2015/2016/2017) and organised and presented findings from report at a joint LDC / WISERD annual Retail and Leisure Trends Summit (2016/2017/2018) to an audience of professional practitioners, policy makers, industry and civil society groups in Wales
Collaborator Contribution Supplied access to Local Data Company data on high streets and town centres in Wales. Provided industry insight into annual reports. Jointly presented at annual Retail and Leisure Trends Summits. Provided access to footfall sensor data for Cardiff to allow research on pedestrian flows in the city centre.
Impact Three annual reports on Retail and Leisure Trends in Wales (for 2015. 2016 and 2017) Three annual Retail and Leisure Trends Summits disseminating the findings of the reports and facilitating a panel debate of experts on the future of high streets in Wales. Paper on pedestrian flows in Cardiff city centre Conference presentation on pedestrian flows in Cardiff City Centre Workshop on new technology and techniques of measuring and monitoring pedestrian flows with Cardiff University Data Innovation Research Institute and the ONS BBC Radio 4 items on the consumer programme "You and Yours" where Prof Scott Orford talked about vibrancy of Welsh high streets.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Rhys Davies - GW4 Building Communities Programme 
Organisation Equal Pay Portal
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Rhys Davies is working along-side colleagues in Cardiff Business School and in collaboration with GW4 partners (Exeter, Bath and Bristol) on a GW4 Accelerator funded project 'The GW4 Pay Equality Research Consortium' (PERC). The research team will bring their expertise in employment relations and data access to investigate opportunities to enhance research access to sensitive employer data.
Collaborator Contribution The GW4 PERC combines expertise in pay inequality and the collection of hard-to-access data. GW4 universities employ around 40 colleagues working directly on pay and income inequality, gender disadvantage or affiliated topics within research institutes and centres. Representing this community are six academics whose work focuses on the intersections of characteristics of disadvantage (Woodhams, Exeter), gendered perceptions of capabilities (Jeanes, Exeter), collecting data on pay inequality (Davies (Cardiff) Parken (Cardiff), Milner (Bath)), wage discrimination and labour markets (Schwartz) and embedding pay equality in organisations (Parken, Milner). Researchers have experience with the analysis of 'big' (i.e. non-consented administrative) data (Davies, Schwartz (Bristol), Woodhams). Our external partner is Sheila Wild from the equal pay consultancy www.equalpayportal.co.uk . Sheila has worked with The Law Society, the EHRC, the NUT, TUC, the CIPR, WAVE Wales, Eversheds and BITC. Sheila is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's leading experts on equal pay issues, having first headed up the EOC / EHRC's strategy in respect of equal pay claims.
Impact The project is in it's early stages and has not yet produced any outputs (3 March 2016)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Rhys Davies - GW4 Building Communities Programme 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Rhys Davies is working along-side colleagues in Cardiff Business School and in collaboration with GW4 partners (Exeter, Bath and Bristol) on a GW4 Accelerator funded project 'The GW4 Pay Equality Research Consortium' (PERC). The research team will bring their expertise in employment relations and data access to investigate opportunities to enhance research access to sensitive employer data.
Collaborator Contribution The GW4 PERC combines expertise in pay inequality and the collection of hard-to-access data. GW4 universities employ around 40 colleagues working directly on pay and income inequality, gender disadvantage or affiliated topics within research institutes and centres. Representing this community are six academics whose work focuses on the intersections of characteristics of disadvantage (Woodhams, Exeter), gendered perceptions of capabilities (Jeanes, Exeter), collecting data on pay inequality (Davies (Cardiff) Parken (Cardiff), Milner (Bath)), wage discrimination and labour markets (Schwartz) and embedding pay equality in organisations (Parken, Milner). Researchers have experience with the analysis of 'big' (i.e. non-consented administrative) data (Davies, Schwartz (Bristol), Woodhams). Our external partner is Sheila Wild from the equal pay consultancy www.equalpayportal.co.uk . Sheila has worked with The Law Society, the EHRC, the NUT, TUC, the CIPR, WAVE Wales, Eversheds and BITC. Sheila is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's leading experts on equal pay issues, having first headed up the EOC / EHRC's strategy in respect of equal pay claims.
Impact The project is in it's early stages and has not yet produced any outputs (3 March 2016)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Rhys Davies - GW4 Building Communities Programme 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Economics, Finance and Management
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Rhys Davies is working along-side colleagues in Cardiff Business School and in collaboration with GW4 partners (Exeter, Bath and Bristol) on a GW4 Accelerator funded project 'The GW4 Pay Equality Research Consortium' (PERC). The research team will bring their expertise in employment relations and data access to investigate opportunities to enhance research access to sensitive employer data.
Collaborator Contribution The GW4 PERC combines expertise in pay inequality and the collection of hard-to-access data. GW4 universities employ around 40 colleagues working directly on pay and income inequality, gender disadvantage or affiliated topics within research institutes and centres. Representing this community are six academics whose work focuses on the intersections of characteristics of disadvantage (Woodhams, Exeter), gendered perceptions of capabilities (Jeanes, Exeter), collecting data on pay inequality (Davies (Cardiff) Parken (Cardiff), Milner (Bath)), wage discrimination and labour markets (Schwartz) and embedding pay equality in organisations (Parken, Milner). Researchers have experience with the analysis of 'big' (i.e. non-consented administrative) data (Davies, Schwartz (Bristol), Woodhams). Our external partner is Sheila Wild from the equal pay consultancy www.equalpayportal.co.uk . Sheila has worked with The Law Society, the EHRC, the NUT, TUC, the CIPR, WAVE Wales, Eversheds and BITC. Sheila is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's leading experts on equal pay issues, having first headed up the EOC / EHRC's strategy in respect of equal pay claims.
Impact The project is in it's early stages and has not yet produced any outputs (3 March 2016)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Rhys Davies - GW4 Building Communities Programme 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department Business School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Rhys Davies is working along-side colleagues in Cardiff Business School and in collaboration with GW4 partners (Exeter, Bath and Bristol) on a GW4 Accelerator funded project 'The GW4 Pay Equality Research Consortium' (PERC). The research team will bring their expertise in employment relations and data access to investigate opportunities to enhance research access to sensitive employer data.
Collaborator Contribution The GW4 PERC combines expertise in pay inequality and the collection of hard-to-access data. GW4 universities employ around 40 colleagues working directly on pay and income inequality, gender disadvantage or affiliated topics within research institutes and centres. Representing this community are six academics whose work focuses on the intersections of characteristics of disadvantage (Woodhams, Exeter), gendered perceptions of capabilities (Jeanes, Exeter), collecting data on pay inequality (Davies (Cardiff) Parken (Cardiff), Milner (Bath)), wage discrimination and labour markets (Schwartz) and embedding pay equality in organisations (Parken, Milner). Researchers have experience with the analysis of 'big' (i.e. non-consented administrative) data (Davies, Schwartz (Bristol), Woodhams). Our external partner is Sheila Wild from the equal pay consultancy www.equalpayportal.co.uk . Sheila has worked with The Law Society, the EHRC, the NUT, TUC, the CIPR, WAVE Wales, Eversheds and BITC. Sheila is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's leading experts on equal pay issues, having first headed up the EOC / EHRC's strategy in respect of equal pay claims.
Impact The project is in it's early stages and has not yet produced any outputs (3 March 2016)
Start Year 2016
 
Title CaCHE Data Navigator 
Description The CaCHE Data Navigator is a web-based software application which will enhance a researcher's ability to discover housing and housing-related data, with the aim of encouraging re-use and re-purposing of existing data. It is being designed to make the search and discovery of these data easier by proving access to meta-data on a wide variety of housing data sets including Government Surveys, routinely collected administrative data, private sector data and industry data. The data will be for a variety of spatial scales from the whole of the UK down to the four nations, regions, local authorities and smaller spatial units. As well as providing access to meta-data, where possible the CaCHE Data Navigator will also provide access to existing open data through various APIs and Data Centres. The CaCHE Data Navigator will also host a small number of bespoke open source data sets that have been identified as being valuable to the housing research community. The CaCHE Data Navigator is still in development and it's technical specification will change over time. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The CaCHE Data Navigator is a beta version and been released for user testing. The user testing is currently being evaluated and updates made to the software 
URL https://cache-web-live.cf.ac.uk/
 
Title Understanding Welsh Places 
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. The development of the site itself was undertaken by WISERD in conjunction with the Carnegie, the Welsh Government and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies. The web application provides useful data and geographical information about towns in Wales through a series of graphics and maps. These are intended to help stakeholders, policymakers, civil society groups and the general public identify opportunities to make a difference in their local area. The site includes a series of demographic and socio-economic indicators about a sample of over 300 towns in Wales (towns with a population of over 1,000 people). Users can compare and contrast these places, using the tool to identify and share best practice between areas with similar characteristics. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Understanding Welsh Places was launched in October 2019 and the event was attended by over 100 people from a range of sectors and disciplines. Since then, the site has received follow-on funding from Welsh Government and Carnegie for further development. 
URL http://understandingwelshplaces.wales/en/
 
Title UnionMaps 
Description UnionMaps presents estimates of trade union membership for detailed geographical areas. The figures 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 . Based upon 18 years of LFS data covering the period from 2000 to 2017, estimates of trade union membership are provided for the Unitary Authority and Local Authority Districts of Great Britain: there are over 400 such areas. Estimates are presented for each of the three main measures of union membership Union density: The percentage of employees who are a trade union member. Union presence: The percentage of employees who are a trade union member or who are employed at a workplace where others are members. Union coverage: The percentage of employees who report that pay and conditions are agreed in negotiations between their employer and a trade union. Simply click on the map or use the search tool to produce area reports of union membership for a particular location. Alternatively, use 'Map the data' to see how the different measures of union membership vary across Great Britain. For access to the full data, please refer to the Research Note Geographical Variations in Union Membership. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The service was launched in September 2019 at the TUC Conference. Favorable comments received via Social Media following its launch: Comments from the union movement Wales TUC: Great new tool which lets you explore union membership. Unions21: So looking forward to playing with this! Comments from the academic community Take a look at this amazing tool from @WISERDNews to find out more about trade union membership. Really useful for all you #TU organisers out there!! #TradeUnions Professor Ed Heery: Had a look at the union map today - brilliant resource. 
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/unionmaps
 
Title WISERD Data Portal 
Description The WISERD Dataportal is a web-based software application which will enhance a researcher's ability to discover socio-economic research data, with the aim of encouraging re-use and re-purposing of existing data. The Wales Government, Westminster Government and UK Research Councils are all encouraging social science researchers to use existing sources of data, such as large scale survey data, bespoke survey data, administrative data and data collected by university researchers. One issue with using these data is a lack of knowledge of what data are available, whether it is fit for the purpose of the proposed research, and how to access the data. The WISERD Dataportal has been designed to make answering some of these questions easier by proving access to meta-data on a wide variety of data sets. As well as providing access to meta-data, where possible the WISERD Data Portal also provides access to existing data through various APIs, such as the NOMIS API. Thus far the software has been developed with a focus on data relating to Wales. Further developments are expected over the course of the project. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The WISERD Data Portal is still in its development stages but has received encouraging feedback when showcased to potential user groups, such as various third sector and government organisations. 
URL http://dataportal1-wiserd.cf.ac.uk
 
Title WISERD DataPortal: Air Quality in Jakarta, Indonesia, interface 
Description The Air Quality in Jakarta interface is built upon the existing WISERD DataPortal infrastructure, providing a web-based, interactive data mapping tool for displaying geo-tagged air quality sensor data, collected in Jakarta, Indonesia. This work was undertaken as a result of a collaboration between WISERD and Cardiff University's School of Geography and Planning. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This interface was developed as a proof of concept, which then led to a bid for further funding. 
URL https://data.wiserd.ac.uk/aqp_dashboard
 
Title WISERD DataPortal: Constituency Mapper interface 
Description The Constituency Mapper is an additional interface for the WISERD DataPortal created as a result of WISERD's collaboration with the National Assembly for Wales. The interface allows users to map a number of pre-determined datasets by Assembly Constituencies and Regions. These include key indicatoes relating to population, the economy, education, health, housing and access to services via public and private transport, as well as the results of Assembly and General elections. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact These data are rarely mapped by National Assembly for Wales geographic areas, such as constituencies and regions. This interface offers staff within the Assembly, including those responsible for scrutinising Welsh Government policy, such as Assembly Members, Assembly Member Support Staff and the Research Service, a unique opportunity to see the spatial variation of a number of key indicators across Wales, providing a better understanding of areas where policy decisions may have the greatest impact. 
URL http://dataportal1-wiserd.cf.ac.uk/naw_dashboard
 
Title WISERD DataPortal: Map for Wales interface 
Description The Map for Wales is an additional interface for the WISERD DataPortal developed in conjiunction with the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University and the Royal Town Planning Institute Wales (RTPI Cymru). It builds upon the existing WISERD DataPortal infrastructure, providing a web-based, interactive data mapping tool for Wales, enabling evidenced and better coordinated policymaking which avoids geographic or spatial policy conflicts. The interface compiles a number of Welsh Government policy documents which have a spatial element. These have been linked to relevant map layers, allowing a user to visualise and interact with the information provided in each document. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The development of this interface enables policymakers to better understand the spatial element of existing policies. The inferface provides policymakers with the opportunity to view these layers in one place, along with the corresponding policy documentation. This is not available anywhere else, meaning that the Map for Wales has the potential to inform and improve decision making from a spatial perspective. 
URL http://dataportal1-wiserd.cf.ac.uk/m4w_dashboard
 
Title WISERD DataPortal: WISERDEducation Multi Cohort Study (WMCS) interface 
Description The DataPortal's WISERDEducation Multi Cohort Study (WMCS) interface was developed to increase the visibility of WMCS research data. It builds upon the existing WISERD DataPortal infrastructure, using the meta-data database to store and desseminate details about each questionnaire survey. The interface allows users to gain a better understanding of the subjects covered by the WMCS surveys, as well as providing information on response rates. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The WMCS interface was presented at the WMCS' Growing up in Wales event where attendees were taught how to use it to explore the WMCS meta-data. 
URL https://data.wiserd.ac.uk/wiserd_education
 
Title WISERD DataPortal: Welsh Mining Heritage interface 
Description The Welsh Mining Heritage interface is a collaboration between WISERD and Cardiff University's School of Social Science. It builds upon the existing WISERD DataPortal infrastructure, providing a web-based interactive tool for mapping mining memorials in the South Wales coal field. These include plaques, murals, sculptures and memorial gardents. It was developed for a research project which focused on memorialisation of the post industrial landscape of South Wales. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The Welsh Mining Heritage interface was presented at a seminar at Cardiff University, prompting discussion on the collective memory and cultural meaning of such post-industrial memorials. 
URL https://data.wiserd.ac.uk/wmh_dashboard
 
Description Dr Elin Royles (WP2.3) - Brexit and Young People Hearing Panel - Youth Perspectives from the Devolved Nations 5 March 2018 
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 Devolved Nations 5 March 2018, 7pm-8:30pm, Committee Room 9, House of Commons organised by @MyLifeMySay & @Appg_Brexit.
05.03.18. Presentation entitled 'Young People, Linguistic Identities and Brexit' of the Welsh perspective at this event with CWVYS and Urdd Gobaith Cymru representative, Catrin James. My presentation drew on our WP 2.3 research and the supplementary research on Brexit and Young People with Sioned Pearce and Stuart Fox on young people's views on Brexit and its implications for them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dr Sioned Pearce Nov 2015 - Community action research feedback session - Butetown, Riverside, Grangetown 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I attended a networking event organised by a team at Cardiff University. The event involved community engagement officers presenting what they had learnt about action research. Following this I made links and connections with people on the project and in the community, which I have subsequently followed-up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2019.10.10 - Prof Scott Orford - 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 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 2019
URL http://uwp.uksouth.cloudapp.azure.com/en/
 
Description 2019.10.11 - Prof Gary Higgs, WP2.1 - 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 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 Prof Gary Higgs, University of South Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/what-maps-reveal-about-impacts-austerity
 
Description 2019.10.18 - Dr Christala Sophocleous and Dr Sioned Pearce WP1.2 - 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 to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD academics. This Blog was written by Dr Christala Sophocleous and Dr 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 2019.10.30 - Prof Mike Woods - 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 2019.11.04 - Prof Ian Rees Jones - Wiserd Cultural Participation Research Network - Research, Art and Communit: The integrity Imperative. St Fagans, Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This WISERD Cultural Participation Research Network event was held at St Fagans on 04.11.2019, and attended by around 35 delegates. The event explored questions of the integrity of research, community participation and art. This special CPRN event was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, in collaboration with ArtStation and the National Museum of Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/node/15364
 
Description 2019.11.28 - Dr Christala Sophocleous, (WP1.2), 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 2020.02.11 - Prof Ian Rees Jones - 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).  Key findings from WISERD Civil Society's first grant from ESRC were disseminated via a poster exhibition and through distribution of work-package post cards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/celebrating-civil-society-research-new-chapter
 
Description 2020.02.27 - Prof Mike Woods - 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 30 October 2018 engagement meeting Paul Chaney and Gary Higgs with Steve Marshall Director of Social Research Welsh Government 
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 30 October 2018 engagement meeting Paul Chaney and Gary Higgs with Steve Marshall Director of Social Research Welsh Government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A talk or presentation - Dr Dominic Heinz (WP2.4) - presentation Political Studies Association Cardiff University 28.03.18 - Paper presented 'Trust as a Consequence of Continuity: A Comparison between Hesse and Saxony-Anhalt' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A talk or presentation - Dominic Heinz presentaton Political Studies Association Cardiff University 28.03.18 - Paper presented 'Trust as a Consequence of Continuity: A Comparison between Hesse and Saxony-Anhalt'. Paper presented as part of project panel 'Trust, Transparency and Multi-Level Governance: Preliminary Findings from the UK, Germany and France'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A talk or presentation - Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge (WP4.4) 19.07.2018 - Family Health over Lifespan Conference - Views on care responsibilities and the actual provision of care. Evidence from the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to provide a Keynote at the Family Health over Lifespan Conference in Groningen on data I used for my PhD research. I addressed two main questions in my Keynote: First, can a trend towards family relationships which are characterized by more frequent exchanges of care or support be observed, and how is the exchange of support or care related or embedded in the relationship? Second, does the view's of a family member regarding the responsibility of care affects the likelihood that one actually provides care or support to a family member?

The majority of the other research that was presented at the conference was based on samples of families that are confronted with a major care need for one of its members, and consequently often deal with formal caregivers, either at home or in an institutional setting. Instead of focusing on this very specific group of families, I shed light on patterns of care giving in extended families in the Netherlands, thus also examining families in which no, or hardly any care or support is exchanged among its members. Most questions asked during the Q&A were aimed at the methods and data I used.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://familycaregroningen.eu/scientific-programme-/time-table/
 
Description A talk or presentation - Prof Gary Higgs (WP 3.2) 09.02.2017 Meeting Tenovus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A project meeting to update Tenovus on progress made in the development of open source tools and support materials to measure geographical accessibility to screening and cancer support services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ADRN Conference 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I am presenting the updated findings of an ADRN project using administrative linked data of educational and health records in Wales between 2005 - 2012.

The audience is a mix of academics, postgraduate students, members of the public, and policy makers/civil servants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Amy Sanders PhD - Paper Presented at Voluntary Sector Studies Research Network, entitled 'Civil society in the four UK nations: past, present and future challenges', Cardiff, 28.11.19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Paper Presented by Amy Sanders on Welsh Third Sector Partnership at Voluntary Sector Studies Research Network, entitled 'Civil society in the four UK nations: past, present and future challenges', Cardiff, 28.11.19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/wiserd-hosts-joint-conference-voluntary-sector-studies-research-network
 
Description Amy Sanders PhD - WISERD News Blog, Issue 18 - Student internships with the WCVA and the Welsh Government. 
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 WISERD News disseminates research and findings from WISERD researchers to both their interest groups and to the wider community. Amy Sanders' blog can be found on page 17, Issue 18.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/wiserd-news-magazine
 
Description Beth Saunders PhD Candidate (Prof M Woods) July 2019 - Faith Based Volunteering Workshop 
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 Workshop on faith-based volunteering with participants from a faith based NGO engaged in international development, primarily reporting feedback on research by WISERD-affiliated PhD student Beth Saunders. The workshop involved a presentation of research findings and group discussion of themes arising including global citizenship, poverty, white saviourism, climate change and volunteer terminology. The discussion developed ideas for simulations for use in volunteer training, which are to be trialled by the organization. Several participants asked for further information and many reported that the workshop had helped to inform ongoing discussions on a number of topics in the organization.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Blog - Agreeing to austerity: does signing up to devolution challenge the Northern Powerhouse? 
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 A blog post for Manchester University highlighting the contradictions created by austerity in the building of the Northern Powerhouse.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2016/11/agreeing-to-austerity-does-signing-up-to-devolutio...
 
Description Blog - Are inclusive growth policies compatible with the current model of welfare? - For RSA Inclusive Growth Commission 
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 A blog written for the RSA Inclusive Growth Commission. The intention was to push the debate on Inclusive Growth forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.thersa.org/events/2017/03/inclusive-growth-commission--final-report-launch
 
Description Blog - Devolution - no strings attached? Cardiff Univerity - WISERD 
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 Blog post to highlight the contradictory nature of devolution when coupled with austerity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wiserd/2016/12/19/devolution-no-strings-attached/
 
Description Blog Martin Jones WP 1.4 - RSA Blog - Etherington D and Jones M (2016, October) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A blog highlighting research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/rsa-blogs/2016/10/are-inclusive-growth-pol...
 
Description Blog Martin Jones WP 1.4 - SPERI Blog - Etherington D and Jones M (2017, August) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A blog highlighting research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/2017/08/08/devolution-and-austerity-are-intertwined-in-sheffield-city-r...
 
Description Blog Martin Jones Wp 1.4 - SPERI Blog - Etherington D and Jones M (2017, October) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A blog highlighting research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/2017/10/11/devolution-and-austerity-needs-to-be-debated/
 
Description Blog Martin Jones, WP1.4 - Public Policy Exchange Seminar: Managing the Impact of Welfare Reform: The Role of Local Authorities in Supporting Households, 13 September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A blog detailing research findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2016/11/agreeing-to-austerity-does-signing-up-to-devolutio...
 
Description David Dallimore - (WP1.1) 2017-Meeting with Wrexham care services 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact David Dallimore held meeting with Wrexham Care Services to discuss the relevance of our research findings. There was interest in how our experiences of working within Rhos might help them with their own engagement activities in the place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Alison Green and Dr Nick Johns (WP3.4), 10.11.2017 - ESRC Festival of Social Science 2017: Researching the voluntary sector: An Introduction, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A workshop presentation run at the Open University, Cardiff. This event was aimed to assist those working in the third sector to undertake or better understand social research; to develop meaningful research questions and to determine how best to investigate them. The event also considered the use of different research methods and how collected data may be best analysed and disseminated. Participants asked about future research methods workshops, they said that the workshop would help them to carry out their own research more effectively and maybe they wouldn't have to employ 3rd party consultants in future but would do the research themselves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/esrc-festival-social-science-2017-researching-voluntary-sector-introduct...
 
Description Dr Anwen Elias Sept 2019 - Workshop of Secession in International Politics. Cardiff 
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 two-day workshop was held at WISERD, Cardiff University, that brought together an international and inter-disciplinary group of scholars and stakeholders (14 in total) to discuss current and planned research on secession in international politics. The programme included presentations and discussions around four key themes: i) Theorising Secession; ii) Strategies For and Against Independence; iii) Causes and Consequences of Secession; and iv) Managing Secessionist Conflict. The workshop concluded with a review of our discussions structured with a view to identifying areas for further research, and opportunities for future collaborations (e.g. through conference panels, grant applications etc).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dr Catherine Robinson (WP3.1) 01.06.2016 - Visit to the Legatum Institute, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Myself and Prof Phil Murphy met with the Head of Policy Research and the Prosperity Index, of the Legatum Institute to discuss access to underlying social capital data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.li.com
 
Description Dr Catherine Robinson (WP3.1), December 2017 - Blog for the WISERD Newsletter. Does Social Enterprise Mean Business? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A short piece entitled, 'Does Social Enterprise Mean Business?' November WISERD Newsletter (2017). The piece provides an overview of some of the issues associated with the definition and growth of social enterprises in the past decade in the UK. WISERD News is published 2 times per year. It disseminates research and findings from WISERD researchers to both their interest groups and to the wider community. Dr Robinson's blog can be found on page 29.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/wiserd-news-magazine
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP 2.1) Dec 2015 - Conference presentation, Higher Education and Civil Society Project (SRHE) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The presentation stimulated discussion with other academics interested in higher education and civil society.

After the presentation, discussions were had with other academics stimulation connections with some of them which might lead to future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1) 05.04.2017 - Presentation at the BSA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was a presentation of research findings from the civil society and higher education project at the British Sociological Association annual conference. The presentation resulted in discussion with other academics who are researching similar fields of study following the event. One audience member asked for information about work we have published or about to publish.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1) 06.04.16 - British Sociological Association Annual Conference (Aston University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Engagement was with mainly academic audience (academic and postgraduate students). The intention of this event was to stimulate discussion and debate on the topic (higher education and civil society).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1) 07.03.17 - Presentation at the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action's annual third sector event, Gofod, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Roughly 50 people attended a workshop in which myself and other researchers from WISERD presented 'findings' from their research to an audience largely composed of people working in the third sector, on interested in research on volunteering. The aim of the event was to raise awareness of the work carried out at WISERD, share some emerging findings and encourage debate about the significance of this for volunteering in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1) 13.10.2017 Public Uni 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Public uni' is an event organised by Cardiff university which aims to engage the general public in 'exciting' research and its findings. The event involves communicating a research topic, idea or findings to a lay audience in a public space (i.e. Chapter Arts Center) without the use of Powerpoint. Presenters are given 10 minutes to do this and may use props to help them communicate their research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1) 14.06.2017 Half-day symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The symposium aimed to share some of the key finding from the research and to foster discussion around this burgeoning area of interest in the 'social' value of HE. Ultimately, it aimed to foster discussion and critical debate about the role of HE in society beyond its economic contribution. Stakeholders represented a diversity of organisations and sectors; Higher education, the Welsh Government, NUS Cymru, Universities Wales and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW). There were eight attendees in total. The event stimulated discussion about the implications of the marketisation of HE for the 'public university' and how the increasing marketisation of HE may lead to changes in the way in which graduates regard HE and therefore in how they participate in civil society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans (WP2.1) 3.08.16 - 25.08.16 - European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) - Dublin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation stimulated debate about the relationship between HE and civic participation which informed the development of the paper which was the basis of the presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Ceryn Evans, 05.10.17. WISERD Blog (WP2.1): University education makes you a better citizen. 
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 A WISERD Civil Society Blog intended to disseminate research carried out by WISERD academics. Here Dr Ceryn Evans discusses some of the research carried out as part of WP 2.1. This blog was originally published in The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/university-education-makes-you-a-better-citizen-83373 and also in WISERD News, Dec 2017.
We often think about what young people can expect to gain from university, or what universities contribute to society. But it's not often that we talk about how higher education can change society beyond the shaping of individuals.

As tuition fees rise, and universities are cast in increasingly intense competition for students and staff, their cultural and civic role has become ever more important. Now, universities need to prove that they do more than just teach students to pass their degree courses.

We already know that individuals' active participation in the organisations, clubs and societies which make up civil society help foster trust and well-being - all of which are also essential for the formation of a democratic and harmonious society. But what is it that UK universities do for society in this regard? We've been examining national surveys and speaking to graduates to find out
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/university-education-makes-you-better-citizen
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP 2.2) 13.4.18 and 23.6.2018 Wales Social Cooperative Forum - Participation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in Wales Forum seeking to promote cooperative service development. I contributed insights from the research to inform debate and discussion.

At the meeting 29 June 2018 - I presented research findings on social value and led a discussion about the implications for practice. This induced an outline of a 'Framework of Social Value' developed through the work - this led to two ongoing developments..
1. I was invited to attend a meeting of the National Commissioning Board, a Welsh Government sponsored group addressing commissioning issues in social care. This group will be holding a working day on the issue of commissioning and social value, to which i have been invited to make a contribution - date tbc.
2. A representative from Good Practice Wales, Wales Audit Office , expressed interest in exploring ways to utilize the Social Value Framework into practice. discussions about ways forward are ongoing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) - WISERD News Blog, Issue 18. Trams, canals and international perspectives on third sector research. 
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 WISERD News disseminates research and findings from WISERD researchers to both their interest groups and to the wider community. Dr Christala Sophocleous' article can be found on page 18, Issue 18.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/wiserd-news-magazine
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) 11.4.18 Cwm Taf Health and Social Care Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of preliminary research findings to the Cwm Taf Health and Social Care Forum run by the County Voluntary Councils. The Forum was attended by about 30 -35 paid and voluntary representatives of service delivery organisations. Participants asked a broad range of questions, followed by a discussion in which one key message was that research findings echoed the experiences and concerns of those present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) 13.12.17 Presentation to WISERD Advisory Board 
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 outlining preliminary findings was made to the Advisory Board of WISERD, which includes academics from across the UK as well as Welsh based policy actors. The presentation was followed by a broad ranging discussion and was followed up by a request to share the presentation with the whole Advisory group including those unable to attend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) 15.1.17 Wales Social Cooperation Forum 
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 Participation in a national Wales forum, addressing issues of co-operative service development in social care. I shared preliminary research findings, in particular, insights into the challenges being faced by Regional Partnership Boards as they seek to develop Social Value Forums. One outcome of the meeting was that the Wales Forum agreed to take on the role of 'championing the social value agenda' at a national Wales level, and to take this forward to the UK Social Cooperative Forum of which they are members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) 26.1.18 Foundational Economy in Social care - Round Table Discussion 
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 Round table discussion about the potential role of developing a 'foundational economic approach' to the development of social care in Wales. In the preparation of the event, a group of three agencies, shared their proposals for a presentation to the discussion and I make suggestions about issues to include in the presentation. in this way, research findings were incorporated into the round table discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) 5.12.17 - Carmarthenshire Third Sector Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of preliminary research findings to an established Third Sector Provider Forum run by Carmarthenshire Social Services Department. The Forum was attended by about 50-60 paid and voluntary representatives of service delivery organisations. Participants asked a broad range of questions, followed by a discussion in which one key message was that research findings echoed the experiences and concerns of those present. Moving on, the discussion developed into a dialogue between third sector participants and representatives of the local authority, about how they might work together to resolve issues highlighted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) 5.2.18, 23.4.18 and 28.9.18 Participation in National network of third sector representatives on Regional Partnership Boards 
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 Attendance at 3 meetings of recently formed all-Wales meeting of third sector organisations sitting on Regional Partnership Boards, convened to explore common issues and agree how these might be addressed at local, regional and nation level. Research findings informed these deliberations.

At the third meeting on 28.9.18. I presented research findings relating to social value and the third sector.i contributed insights from the research to a discussion about the organisation of the sector at regional and national level in respect to the implementation of legislation. I have been asked to co-facilitate a planned working day in January 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2) August 2019 - Rhondda Cynon Taff Citizens Advice Bureau - Data Sharing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I shared data and research findings from our analysis of the historical records of the national voluntary organisation in wales with a regional CAB that was tracing its history for an exhibition mounted at the Pontypridd Museum. The exhibition ran for a few weeks in Pontypridd before moving to venues across the RCT County Council area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2), 01.01.2019 - Research and Development Learning Set - Small is Beautiful. Cardiff. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Input into a group made up of 4 organisations that deliver community based social care services, that want to work together to share learning for service development, organisational learning and policy influence. This project draws on the practical applications of research learning to inform debates about how small third sector organisations can better engage with local commissioners ( health and local authority), with a view to changing local commissioning practices. The group will continue to meet to share learning from their work and consider how to inform policy at a national level.

Meetings on 01.01.19, 20.03.2019. Video provided giving an overview of research findings and its potential for use in practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2), 02.07.2019 - Back to the Future. Friends Meeting House, London. 
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 Presentation of historical research about work of the national third sector organisation in Wales within a day conference, Back to the Future. The presentation lead to considerable discussion and debate about the differences between the sector in England and Wales. It led to an invitation to present our work to the specialist Voluntary Action History Society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous (WP2.2), 06.06.2019 - All Wales Co-production Conference Stand. Wrexham. 
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 Working with Professor Paul Chaney and Mrs Tina Cottrell, we set up a stand displaying the work of WISERD including WISERD Civil Society at the Wales Co-production Network Conference, in Wrexham. This provided an opportunity to share information about the work of the Centre to a wide audience. Additionally within workshop settings I contributed to wider discussions about co-production in which I was able to disseminate research findings from the Territoriality and Third Sector Role in Policy Making project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/wiserd-co-production-network-wales-conference
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous - WISERD News Blog, Issue 17 - Sharing research and extended learning. 
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 WISERD News disseminates research and findings from WISERD researchers to both their interest groups and to the wider community. Dr Christala Sophocleous' article can be found on page 18 of Issue 17, July 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/wiserd-news-magazine
 
Description Dr Christala Sophocleous, Prof Dan Wincott (WP2.2), 21.10.19 - Voluntary Action History Society. London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Working with Prof Dan Wincott, we presented findings from our historical research exploring the relationship between the voluntary sector and the development of the welfare state. The presentation stimulated considerable discussion and debate and has facilitated a better link with a national association enabling them to expand their perspective to include more Welsh work. The presentation took place at UCL, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.vahs.org.uk/seminars/seminars-since-2006/
 
Description Dr D. Dallimore (WP1.1) - October 2016 Attendance at Church Coffee Mornings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David Dallimore attended several Church coffee mornings. The purpose was to inform a wider range of residents about the research; to discuss with attendees why they come along to the coffee mornings and to get a sense of what role the church coffee mornings play in the community. In total approximately 15 people attending have taken part in discussions related to the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr D. Dallimore (WP1.1) - September 2016 Informal consultation at Overton produce show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Informal consultation at Overton produce show in September 2016. Intended purpose was to share information about the project with a wider local audience. Held conversations and answered questions with approximately 15 customers at the show. The research was well received by the people spoken to.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr D. Dallimore (WP1.1) June 2016 Presentation to Overton Women's Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Dr David Dallimore delivered a presentation of the research project, objectives and plans, to the Overton Women's Institute and was attended by 12 members of the institute branch. Questions and discussion followed the presentation on why people get involved in the institute, the challenges of getting new people involved, and how the organisation has changed over time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr D. Dallimore (WP1.1) October 2016 Consultation drop-in at the Cup 'n' saucer cafe 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A consultation drop in was held at the Cup n saucer café in Overton in order to discuss the project with a wider range of residents than those who had taken part thus far. Information about the research was shared. Customers were also invited to complete the resident survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 02.09.2015 Presentation at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2015 entitled 'Spaces of new localism: civil society stakeholder engagement and economic development' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Great questions from delegates afterwards.

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

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.shef.ac.uk/faculty/social-sciences
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 04.06.17-07.06.17 - Research paper at RSA Annual Conference, Dublin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Martin Jones, Prof Ian Rees Jones, Research paper at RSA Annual Conference, the intended purpose was to share the research being delivered by WP1.4. The paper was entitled: 'Positioning civil society in the building of English and Welsh City-Regions'. The paper generated a number of questions from the audience who were keen to engage further on issues related to the research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/rsa-dublin-2017
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 1.9.2017 - Paper Session organised at RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The conference session this paper appeared in was organised by Beel, Jones and Jones entitled: 'Governance, shadow states and the positioning of civil society in processes of devolution': Within the UK and as well as further afield, the concepts of localism and spatial delineation of the 'city-region' (CR) have seen a renaissance as the de-facto spatial political units of governance for economic development (Clarke & Cochrane, 2013). In the UK, this has been led by the UK Government, as they have sought to reshape the ways in which economic development takes place. Although this shift in governmental delivery began under New Labour, it has been much vaunted by the UK Coalition Government (Deas, 2013), and subsequently by the continuing Conservative administration (Conservative Party, 2015). Post-the-Brexit vote and a new Conservative Administration, this strategy is somewhat in question and has uncertain future. Despite this, existing city and devolution deals seem to be holding. This policy landscape frames developments taking shape in both England and Wales. In Wales, two city-regions have been identified (Cardiff and Swansea). Both have sought city-deals with the UK and Welsh governments. To date, only Cardiff Capital Region, has a city-deal in place. Swansea Bay CR has yet to negotiate such a deal and may not get such an opportunity to do so. In England, Greater Manchester CR and Sheffield CR both have well developed devolution deals in place. This paper therefore follows the development of city-regionalism in England and Wales through these different discourses and (the potentially) unfolding city-deals, thus allowing the authors to ask: within a language of localism and devolution where does this position civil society with its focus upon social development?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.rgs.org/NR/rdonlyres/8917A904-2E3F-4C58-95EC-613E0D70A0E5/0/AC2017ProgrammeBookforcircula...
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 1.9.2017 - Research paper at RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Martin Jones, Prof Ian Rees Jones, Research paper at RGS-IBG Annual Conference, the intended purpose was to share the research being delivered by WP1.4. The paper was entitled: 'Positioning Civil Society in the Building of English and Welsh City-Regions'. The paper generated a number of questions from the audience who were keen to engage further on issues related to the research findings. The conference session this paper appeared in was organised by Beel, Jones and Jones entitled: 'Governance, shadow states and the positioning of civil society in processes of devolution'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.rgs.org/NR/rdonlyres/8917A904-2E3F-4C58-95EC-613E0D70A0E5/0/AC2017ProgrammeBookforcircula...
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 16.11.2017 - Research paper at RSA Winter Conference, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Martin Jones, Prof Ian Rees Jones, Research paper at RSA Winter Conference, the intended purpose was to share the research being delivered by WP1.4. The paper was entitled: 'Positioning Civil Society in the Building of English and Welsh City-Regions'. The paper generated a number of questions from the audience who were keen to engage further on issues related to the research findings. The RSA Winter Conference was also part organised by Prof. Martin Jones.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/rsa-winter-2017
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 18.1.2018 - Participation in Health and social care devolution - British Academy roundtable 
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 Participation in Health and social care devolution - British Academy roundtable in Manchester. The discussion generated a number of questions by the participants and Beel highlighted the relevance of WP 1.4 work on civil society to the other panelists who were keen to engage further on issues related to the research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 24.11.16 - 25.11.2016 - Research paper at RSA Winter Conference, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Martin Jones, Prof Ian Rees Jones, Research paper at RSA Winter Conference, the intended purpose was to share the research being delivered by WP1.4. The paper was entitled: 'Shaping the City Region? The Positioning of Civil Society Actors in City Region Devolution'. The paper generated a number of questions from the audience who were keen to engage further on issues related to the research findings. The RSA Winter Conference was also part organised by Prof. Martin Jones.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/rsawinter2016
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 26.1.2017 - Inclusive Growth - British Academy roundtable, Sheffield 
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 Participation in Inclusive - British Academy roundtable in Sheffield. The discussion generated a number of questions by the participants and Beel highlighted the relevance of WP 1.4 work on civil society to the other panelists who were keen to engage further on issues related to the research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dr David Beel (WP1.4) 30.10.2015 Presentation at the Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference entitled 'Regulation, Governance and Agglomeration: strands, connections and missing links in city-region research.' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Great questions afterwards

The building of stronger research links with early career researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/early-career-conference-2015