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Prof. Sally Power

Role: Director, WISERD EducationSally Power.jpg

Institution: Cardiff University

EmailPowerS3@cardiff.ac.uk

Telephone: 029 208 74738

Biography

Prior to joining the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University in 2004 as a Professorial Fellow, Sally Power was based at the Institute of Education, University of London, where she was Head of the School of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies and Director of the Education Policy Research Unit. Before that she also worked at the Universities of Bristol, Warwick and West of England.

Until 2012, she co-edited of the BSA journal Sociology. She is currently co-editor of the BERA journal British Educational Research Journal and an elected member of the Executive Council of the British Educational Research Association.

Research Interests

Her research interests focus on the relationship between education and inequality, and particularly social class differentiation, as well as the relative success and failure of education policies designed to promote greater equality of opportunity.

Current Research

  • ­­2012-  ongoing: Director of WISERDEducation, HEFCW (with C Taylor), £930,900
  • 2014- WISERD/Civil Society. Funded by the ESRC, £7M (Leader of Theme 4 ‘Generations’, PI Ian Rees-Jones).

Click here to view Sally’s 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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