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WISERD Co-Director named ‘Man of the Year’

22nd June 2017

Paul-Chaney-Man-of-the-Year.jpgWISERD Co-Director, Professor Paul Chaney has been named Chwarae Teg’s ‘Man of the Year’. The organisation recognised Professor Chaney "as a true advocate for gender equality through his writing and policy influence, which has had an impact on the lives of women in Wales and beyond."

Chwarae Teg is Wales’ leading gender equality charity and holds the annual Womenspire Awards as a celebration of women in Wales. Professor Paul Chaney was one of three finalists in the ‘Man of the Year’ category out of 300 nominations, for his work on gender equality and public policy. This forms part of WISERD’s Civil Society research under the theme of ‘Individuals, Institutions and Governance’.

Earlier in the year, Professor Chaney presented his work at the House of Commons, as part of a presentation at the ESRC ‘Feminizing Politics: Voice, Access and Accountability’ seminar. His research was also recognised recently in an ESRC blog for International Women’s Day.

This year’s Womenspire Awards event took place on 21st June at the Wales Millennium Centre and was sponsored by Coleg y Cymoedd, the Chartered Management Institute and Sitka Recruitment. Read the press release on the Chwarae Teg website.

Professor Paul Chaney has published a number of titles over the last year relating to his research on gender equality: 

  • Chaney, P. (2016) Civil Society and Gender Mainstreaming: Empirical Evidence and Theory-building from Twelve Post-conflict Countries 2005-2015, World Development, Volume 83, Pages 280–294, Elsevier, 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.713, Ranking 21/587 Geography, Planning and Development  doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.01.010 
  • Chaney, P. (2016) Mind the Gap? Gender Equality and Civil Sphere in Africa: Analysis of Policy Discourse on the Beijing Declaration 2003-15, Review of African Political Economy, Routledge, Impact Score: 0.938,  Routledge T&F. 
  • Chaney, P. (2016) ‘Women and Policy-Making: Devolution, Civil Society and Political Representation’, Chapter 11 in Mannay, D. (ed) Our Changing Land: Revisiting Gender, Class and Identity in Contemporary Wales, Cardiff, University of Wales Press, ISBN 978-1-78316-884-2
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