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Current projects, research activity and upcoming events
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WISERD Newsletter – January 2017

A snapshot into WISERD's current projects, research activity and upcoming events.

Latest News

WISERD research presented at Westminster
Earlier this month, Professor Paul Chaney presented findings from the WISERD Civil Society research project, ‘Territoriality and Third Sector Engagement in Policy-Making’ at the House of Commons. The presentation highlighted the role of civil society as political space for accountability and an arena for claims-making by feminist policy actors.
 
The second annual report from WISERD and the Local Data Company (LDC) reveals the contradictory dynamics of the retail landscape in Wales and how this has changed over the past year. It was launched at the 2nd Welsh Retail and Leisure Summit at Cardiff University this month.
 

Contributing to curriculum changes
Recommendations made by the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) and Cardiff University, as part of an independent three-year evaluation commissioned by the Welsh Government, have been used as part of the Welsh Government’s Foundation Phase Action Plan.
 
Launch of IMAJINE project
The IMAJINE project (Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe) led by the WISERD team at Aberystwyth University was launched in Brussels this month, with a meeting of the consortium partners.

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Events

Training on the National Survey for Wales
Wednesday 22 February 2017
9:30am – 3:30pm
Bangor University
 

Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS
Wednesday 26 April 2017
10:00am – 4:30pm
Cardiff University


Annual Conference 2017
5 – 6 July 2017
Bangor University

Submit your posters before
Monday 1 June
Blogs

Biography as we know it
Doing biographical narrative research as part of an ethnographic project is becoming established research practice. The method’s place in social research is to give context and meaning to what can be observed in the field and establish historical background to the events under investigation. Dr Marta Eichsteller reflects on the challenges of this methodology in her latest blog.


Living well with dementia
Finding strategies to live well with dementia is increasingly a focus of UK government policy. However, we know relatively little about what living well with dementia means to the people and families affected by it, or what factors support living well and what factors act as a barrier to living well. Dr Alexandra Hillman shares her work on the IDEAL study.
 

Just how much of a problem is cyberbullying in Wales?
Young people's social media use has been consistently growing in popularity over the past ten years. Read this blog by Dr Constantino Dumangane, Jr. to find out more about why there is such a clear need for further research on this new phenomenon.


Devolution – no strings attached?
This blog by Professor Martin Jones and Dr David Beel (The University of Sheffield) and Dr David Etherington (Middlesex University) explores the inextricable link between austerity and devolution, and in particular, what this means for the Sheffield City Region.

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