Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
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Management and Governance

The WISERD Executive Group

The WISERD Executive Group is primarily comprised of the WISERD Director and the WISERD Co-Directors. Other members may be co-opted to the Executive Group. Administrative support is provided by the WISERD Hub. The role of the WISERD Executive Group is to coordinate WISERD’s research and infrastructural programmes; to maintain the connections between WISERD and the participating institutions; and to contribute to the strategic direction and future sustainability of WISERD.

Current members

WISERD Steering Group

The WISERD Steering Group is comprised of colleagues who have strategic responsibility for the delivery of social science research within each of the WISERD partner institutions. The role of the group is to monitor the overall direction of WISERD activities and offer advice on the achievement of its aims. It also plays a key role in the development of strategies to foster sustainability for the Institute.

Current members: 

WISERD Advisory Board Membership


The role of the WISERD Advisory Group is to advise on WISERD’s academic development and engagement with policy communities, especially in relation to wider developments across the UK and internationally. 


Current members:

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Latest News
Young People and Brexit

22nd March 2017

WISERD has recently been awarded ESRC funding to carry out a new interdisciplinary study into 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.

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Poverty and Food Banks in Wales

16th March 2017

Poverty and the rise of food banks in Wales were the focus of research shared at WISERD’s latest civil society seminar, held at Cardiff last night. PhD student, David Beck and Dr Hefin Gwilym from Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences presented findings from their research exploring the experience of food poverty in Wales.

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Featured Events
28 March, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Executive Boardroom, Visualisation Centre, Aberystwyth University

As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar series, Tom Jones OBE presents an insider’s perspective on the role of civil society organizations in policy-making in Wales, the UK and Europe.

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26 April, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aberystwyth University (room to be confirmed)

As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.

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