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
Minister for Health and Social Services to give University seminar on ‘Prudent Healthcare’

April 14, 2014

Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services, will visit Swansea University on Tuesday, April 15, to speak on the topic of “Prudent Healthcare: what can the NHS learn from social care?”.



April 8, 2014

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April 3, 2014

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Featured Events
03 July, 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
MedRus Conference Centre, Aberystwyth University

Join Wales' largest social science conference! WISERD's fifth annual conference will take place on 3rd & 4th July 2014 at Aberystwyth University.