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Prof. Chris Taylor

Job Title: WISERD Professor and 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 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
Welsh Government publish WISERD report on poverty

April 17, 2014

Download WISERD report for Welsh Government by Rhys Davies and Huw Lloyd Williams.

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Professor Chris Taylor leads on evaluation of Welsh Government pilot

April 17, 2014

A new research project, evaluating the Foundation Phase Flexibility Pilots, is underway with Professor Chris Taylor as lead researcher.

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WISERD News Magazine

April 17, 2014

The latest edition of WISERD News is now available online featuring all the latest updates on research projects, events, successful funding bids, innovative programmes and collaborations.

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Featured Events
29 April, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Council Chamber, Main Building, Cardiff University

This seminar will explore the effects of the recession in Wales on worklessness, unemployment and inequality experienced in deindustrialised areas

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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.

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