WISERD Annual Conference 2016
13th & 14th July 2016, Bay Campus, Swansea University
WISERD is pleased to announce that the 7th WISERD Annual
Conference will take place on Wednesday 13th July and Thursday 14th July 2016 at Swansea University’s beautiful new Bay Campus. Our conference continues to grow each year and #WISERD2016
promises to provide colleagues from across the academic, policy, public, private, and third sectors with the opportunity to network and discuss cutting edge social science research.
This year we would like delegates to submit abstracts across all social science disciplines for presentation in any of the following formats:
- Single Paper Presentations
- Panel Discussions
- Poster or Exhibition Pieces
- Pecha Kucha
To view these please visit our conference events page here.
Several of the presentations given at the WISERD Annual Conference 2015 are now available to view on the WISERD website.
Making the Case for the Social Sciences in Wales
25th November 2015, Cardiff Bay
On Wednesday 25th November WISERD were proud to co-host the launch of the
Academy of Social Sciences', and its Campaign for Social Science's, new publication: “Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Wales”.
The event commenced with a welcome address from Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services, and a video introduction from Jane Hutt, Finance Minister at the National Assembly for Wales. This was followed by three short presentations from contributors to the publication, as well as a questions and discussion from the floor.
The document is the tenth in a series of publications that form part of the Academy of Social Sciences' campaign for social science and focuses on Welsh social science research. Among the topics covered in the publication are: Public Opinion and Welsh Devolution; preventing teenagers taking up smoking; enhancing the capacity to act and democratic accountability of parish, town and community councils and human rights of children and young people in Wales.
It has been prepared in collaboration with the leading welsh social science research centres: Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) and the Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences (RIASS).
A blog about the event will be available shortly on the WISERD blog, and you can catch up on all the action by following the Twitter hashtag #MTCWales.
The booklet is available to download here (link is at the foot of the page).
The Julian Tudor Hart Annual Lecture Series
9th December, 2015, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University
We are delighted to invite you to the 9th Annual Julian Tudor Hart Lecture Series.
This year's lecture is titled 'DIY Welfare or Silver Bullet: The Place of Community in UK Health Policy in the 21st Century'
, and will be presented by Professor Jennie Popay
of Lancaster University.
The session will be introduced by Professor Ian Rees Jones, Director of the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD).
This event is sponsored by Public Health Wales
and Cardiff University
, in partnership with the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
(WISERD) and The Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Wellbeing
If you can't attend in person, but still wish to take part in the event, you can follow the action on Twitter by using the hashtag #TudorHart9
You can register for this event here
There will be a drinks reception before the lecture from 5.30pm, with the lecture starting promptly at 6pm and finishing at 8pm. If you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
WISERD Civil Society Seminars
These seminars reflect the rich diversity of projects comprising WISERD Civil Society programme. They draw on a range of qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques and engage with a varied aspects of social theory they encompass. The seminars are aimed at all with an interest in the key issues and policy challenges facing civil society in the twenty-first century.
Changing Landscapes for the Third Sector
2nd December, 2015, 1pm - 2pm, Bangor University
Public and Policy Debate on the Role of the Media in Welsh Civil Society
26th January, 2016, 5pm - 6.30pm, University of South Wales
Civil Society and Continuity and Discontinuity of Religiosity in Three-Generation Families: Are Grandparents Important Agents of Transmission?
18th February 2016, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Cardiff University
Improving our understanding of Social Enterprises in the UK – Evidence from the Small Business Survey
26th February, 2016, Swansea University