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

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Prof. Chris Taylor

Job Title: WISERD Professor and Co-Director

Institution: Cardiff University

Telephone: 029 208 76938

 Research Interests

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

Current Research

Professor Taylor is currently leading the Evaluting the Foundation Phase project, a £1M project commissioned by the Welsh Government to evaluate the Foundation Phase early years education policy.

He was  awarded an ESRC Mid-Career Development Fellowship (2011) to carry out an analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study.

Professor Taylor is also Deputy Scientific Co-ordinator on the Network of Experts on Social Aspets of Education and Training (NESET) project.

Click here to view Chris' official Cardiff University bio page

Selected Publications

Davies R, et al, 2011, ‘An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in Wales‘ WISERD/RRS/002 (Available here)

Rees G, Taylor C, Power S, 2010, ‘Out-of-school learning: the uneven distribution of school provision and local authority support’ British Educational Research Journal 36(6) pp 1017-1036 (Available here)

Latest News
WISERD celebrates a successful 2014 Annual Conference

July 15, 2014

The fifth WISERD Annual Conference was held on 3-4 July 2014 at Aberystwyth University. The event was a great success with nearly 130 delegates and over 70 papers presented throughout the two days.


Career opportunity: Research Assistant/Associate

July 15, 2014

An opportunity has arisen within the WISERDEducation research project for a Welsh speaking researcher.


'Civil Society' linked studentship opportunity available

July 15, 2014

Applications are invited for a three-year ESRC-funded PhD studentship that will examine the contemporary social significance of literary representations of coal-mining communities.


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