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Prof. Chris Taylor

ProfChrisTaylor.JPGRole: WISERD Co-Director

Institution: Cardiff University

EmailTaylorCM@cardiff.ac.uk

Telephone: 029 208 76938

Research Interests

  • The geography of education
  • Education and neighbourhoods
  • School choice and diversity
  • Social justice, inequalities and education policy
  • Participation in education
  • Inter-disciplinary research methods
  • Combining qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Research capacity building

Current Research

Professor Taylor was the lead investigator of the three-year independent evaluation of the Foundation Phase for the Welsh Government. He is currently evaluating the Foundation Phase Flexibility Pilots and the Pupil Deprivation Grant (with Ipsos MORI) for the Welsh Government.

Professor Taylor has had a number of ESRC grants in the past few years on early child development, home international comparisons of education and widening access to higher education. He is about to start on three new projects as part of the new ESRC WISERD/Civil Society five-year research centre, looking at the role of grandparents in early child development, intergenerational transmission of civil participation/responsibilities and the contribution of university graduates on civil society.

Professor Taylor is also the deputy director of WISERDEducation. This includes a three-year longitudinal multi-cohort study of children in Wales, which examines, amongst many things, their attitudes towards education, their experiences of schooling and their aspirations for the future.

Between 2010 and 2014 Professor Taylor was also Deputy Scientific Co-ordinator on the Network of Experts on Social Aspects of Education and Training (NESET) project.

Click here to view Chris' official Cardiff University bio page

Publications

 

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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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