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Dr Luke Cowie

Luke Cowie pic.pngJob Title: Research fellow

Institution: Cardiff University


Telephone: 029 208 75386

Role: Researcher


An experienced qualitative researcher, Luke has undertaken research into various topics relating to health and wellbeing. Prior to joining WISERD, he worked at Cardiff University on the NISCHR funded Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Registered Research Group (PSHQ RRG). Prior to this he held two research positions at King’s College London, looking at patient experiences of continuity of care and the organizational regulation of innovative clinical procedures respectively. A social scientist by background, Luke completed his PhD in sociology at the University of York in 2008. His MSc in Medical Anthropology was completed at University College London and his BSc in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex.

Research Interests

Luke’s research interests comprise a wide range of topics that can be broadly contrued as qualitative and mixed methods approaches to the study of health and wellbeing, particularly from the perspectives of different stakeholders, such as patients and service users. His research to date has principally been within the topics of continuity of care, care quality and patient safety, the innovation and regulation of clinical procedures, patient involvement and patient experiences of chronic illness.

Current Research

Luke is currently working as the Cardiff Research Fellow on the All Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration (ASCC). His specific project investigates the potential scope for innovative delivery of adult social care by means of licensing, social enterprises, co-operatives and not for profit organisations, and he will be conducting comparative case studies on such models of social care provision in Wales.





Latest News
New support for dementia research in Wales

20th April 2017

WISERD welcomes the news that Cardiff has been chosen as one of the locations for the UK’s largest dementia research initiative. Social scientists at WISERD, based at Cardiff University, are already focusing on finding strategies to live well with dementia.


WISERD presents research on higher education and civil society at Public Uni event

6th April 2017

Last Friday evening, Dr Ceryn Evans presented her research on higher education and civil society at Public Uni’s 15th event at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. Public Uni is an event organised by Cardiff University and aims to provide researchers with an opportunity to communicate their research in engaging, bite-sized ‘chunks’ to a ‘lay audience’. Each presenter has just 10 minutes to talk about their research, using only props or pictures to help them.


Featured Events
26 April, 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
G3 Llandinam, DGES, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

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’.