Job Title: Research Associate
Institution: Cardiff University
Telephone: 029 208 70325
To explore how values and beliefs are passed between grandparents and grandchildren in Wales, as part of the wider civil society theme at WISERD. Specifically, this means furthering understandings of both the patterns and processes of the intergenerational transmission of language, religion and community cohesion.
I joined WISERD in June 2016 to begin work on my current project. Prior to this I worked at CUREMeDE where my primary focus was a longitudinal mixed methods evaluation of an innovative generalist postgraduate medical education training programme. In this role I explored the rising importance of medical generalism and how it may trouble existing categories of professional identity.
I enjoy contributing to the undergraduate teaching programme at the School of Social Sciences as both a lecturer and dissertation supervisor. I have also delivered workshops on Q methodology to a range of postgraduate researchers and medical practitioners both in Cardiff and at a partner institution in Taiwan (Chang Gung Medical Education Research Centre).
In 2014 I completed an ESRC funded PhD at Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences which explored instrumentalism amongst higher education students in Britain and Singapore. I also have an MSc in Social Science Research Methods and a BScEcon in Sociology, both from Cardiff University.
I am currently working as a research associate on a civil society project at WISERD exploring the intergenerational transmission of language, religion and community cohesion. This is a mixed methods project that will draw on surveys and secondary analysis of large datasets in addition to qualitative fieldwork undertaken with children and their grandparents.
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.
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’.