Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
Sefydliad Ymchwil Gymdeithasol ac Economaidd, Data a Dulliau Cymru

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Staff profile pages, including details of how to contact a member of staff, can be found below. For general enquiries please visit our Contact Us page.

Directors & Co-Directors

Prof. David Blackaby

WISERD Co-Director

Prof. Paul Chaney

WISERD Co-Director

Prof. Howard Davis

WISERD Co-Director

Prof. Gary Higgs

WISERD Co-Director

Prof. Ian Rees Jones

WISERD Director

Prof. Sally Power

WISERD Co-Director, Director of WISERDEducation

Prof. Chris Taylor

WISERD Co-Director

Prof. Michael Woods

WISERD Co-Director

Research Staff

Dr David Beel

Research Associate

Prof. Huw Beynon

Emeritus Professor, WISERD Director 2008-2010

Dr Helen Blakely

Research Associate

Wil Chivers

Social Media Research Associate

Dr Luke Cowie

Research Fellow, ASCC

Rhys Davies

Research Fellow, Associate Director of ADRC-Wales

Prof. Stephen Drinkwater


Dr Marta Eichsteller

Research Associate

Dr Ceryn Evans

Research Associate

Dr Daniel Evans

Research Assistant

Dr Stuart Fox

Quantitative Research Associate

Dr Taulant Guma

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Dr Jesse Heley


Dr Alexandra Hillman

Research Associate

Dr Martijn Hogerbrugge

Research Associate

Dr Katy Huxley

ADRC Wales Research Support Officers

Dr Laura Jones

Research Associate

Prof. Martin Jones


Dr Robin Mann


Dr Kate Moles


Dr Anthonia Onyeahialam

Research Associate

Dr Scott Orford

Reader and Research Data Co-ordinator

Dr Sioned Pearce

Research Associate

Prof. Gareth Rees

Research Professor, WISERD Director 2010 - 2013

Dr Catherine Robinson

Senior Lecturer

Dr Kevin Smith

Research Associate

Dr Ian Stafford


Ian Thomas

ADRC Wales Research Support Officers

Dr Marc Welsh

Research Associate

Professional Services Staff

Sarah Creed

Events Officer

Communications Officer

Communications Officer

Liza James


Samuel Jones

Research and Data Technician

Mary Perman

Departmental Administrator

Chris Phillips


Dr Rachel Vaughan

Programme Administrator, GLOBAL-RURAL

Tina Woods

Centre Administrator



Latest News
Women's marginalisation in post-war UK politics

February 3, 2016

Prof. Paul Chaney presents the findings of a recent study on the substantive representation of women in the UK Governments' post-war legislative programmes.


Better understanding of caregivers perceptions of dementia could improve the level of support they are offered, new paper finds

February 3, 2016

A recently published paper co-authored by academics from the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH) and WISERD explores how better understanding a caregivers perception of dementia could improve the level of support they are offered.


Featured Events
18 March, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Open University In Wales, Custom House Street, Cardiff. CF10 1AP

This workshop provides a practical, hands-on guide to setting up and running a focus group.