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

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Information on research conducted as part of the WISERD Localities theme can be found below.


The Global Countryside: Rural Change and Development in Globalization (Global-Rural)

This five year project aims to develop understanding of how globalization processes have an impact in reshaping rural economics, societies and culture, and how rural communities respond to these changes and challenges. Read more >>>


Local Knowledge in Context programme

This suite of four qualitative fieldwork projects focused on detailed and ethnographic explorations of locality, place, and the articulation of local knowledges. Read more >>




Knowing Localities research programme

This research programme used a range of methodological approaches to examine the imagined and material post-devolution experiences of stakeholders and communities across three localities in Wales. The main research programme produced six spin-off mini-projects.



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WISERD Language, Culture and Identity Group

 This network looks to advance language research in Wales by brings together researchers and organisations working in this field. Read More >>


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Latest News
Young People and Brexit

22nd March 2017

WISERD has recently been awarded ESRC funding to carry out a new interdisciplinary study into how young people in the UK feel about, and are responding to, the most significant policy issue of this Parliament: the UK’s exit from the European Union.


Poverty and Food Banks in Wales

16th March 2017

Poverty and the rise of food banks in Wales were the focus of research shared at WISERD’s latest civil society seminar, held at Cardiff last night. PhD student, David Beck and Dr Hefin Gwilym from Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences presented findings from their research exploring the experience of food poverty in Wales.


Featured Events
28 March, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Executive Boardroom, Visualisation Centre, Aberystwyth University

As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar series, Tom Jones OBE presents an insider’s perspective on the role of civil society organizations in policy-making in Wales, the UK and Europe.


26 April, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aberystwyth University (room to be confirmed)

As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.