The Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) Annual Conference

The Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) Annual Conference – Wales’ largest social science conference – takes place at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium this week.

WISERD draws together and builds upon the existing expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods and methodologies at the universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea.

Now in its sixth year, the WISERD Annual Conference brings together practitioners, policy makers and social scientists to discuss and debate themes such as health; social care; wellbeing; education; culture and values; environment; labour markets; devolution; and civil society.

Established as an important event in the social science calendar, academic and non-academic researchers from a diverse range of disciplines will share their research at the conference.  The event is a must for anyone concerned with social, economic and political issues in contemporary Wales, with over 120 papers, posters and panel sessions being presented this year.

Topics under discussion this year include: the UK gender pay-gap; the future of the Welsh language in Wales; palliative care for people with dementia; labour market experiences of young people; and e-cigarette use among young people.

Headlining the three-day conference this year are three keynote speakers: Ann Keane, Former HM Chief Inspector at Estyn; Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO); and writer and economist Will Hutton.

Prof Ian Rees Jones WISERDWISERD Director, Professor Ian Rees Jones (pictured), expressed his delight at the line up for this year’s conference: “Over the years we have steadily grown in size and this, our sixth conference, marks our first three-day event. It is a delight therefore to see over 120 papers, posters and panel sessions on the programme and I am looking forward to hearing from our keynote speakers and taking part in an exciting range of discussions.

“WISERD conferences provide an opportunity for colleagues from the academic, policy, public and third sectors to come together to discuss cutting edge research. They also provide an opportunity for us to learn about the broad range of exciting PhD research being undertaken across Wales.”

The WISERD Annual Conference 2015 will take place from Tuesday, June 30 until Thursday, July 2, at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.  For more information visit http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/annual-conference-2015

 


The Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) was established in 2008 to draw together and build upon the existing expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods and methodologies at the universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea.

WISERD undertakes research and capacity building activities that facilitate the development of research infrastructure across the economic and social sciences in Wales and beyond.  The WISERD hub is based at Cardiff University. Website: www.wiserd.ac.uk/