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Dr Nicholas Page

Job Title: Senior Research Assistant

Institution: University of South Wales


Telephone: 01443 483607


I joined WISERD as a Senior Research Assistant in April 2016. Prior to my appointment, I was a researcher with Cardiff University’s Violence Research Group, with whom I obtained my doctorate and held a short Research Associate position. I undertook a BSc and MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Wales (previously the University of Glamorgan) between 2007 and 2011, achieving an upper second-class honours degree and MSc distinction. 

Research Interests

  • Social capital
  • Epidemiology of violence
  • Quantitative research methods

Current Research

I am currently working on WISERD work package 3.2, which aims to use existing secondary sources of data to investigate levels of social capital within local Welsh communities in relation to changing levels of provision of key public services.


Page, N., Sivarajasingam, V., Matthews, K. et al. 2016. Preventing violence-related injuries in England and Wales: a panel study examining the impact of on-trade and off-trade alcohol prices. Injury Prevention. [Online].

Sivarajasingam, V., Page, N., Wells, J. et al. 2016. Trends in violence in England and Wales 2010-2014. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70:616-621.

Page, N. 2015. Investigating trends and determinants of violence-related injury in England and Wales. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University. 

Shepherd, J. and Page, N. 2015. The economic downturn probably reduced violence far more than licensing restrictions. Addiction, 110(10):1583-1584.

Sivarajasingam, V., Page, N., Morgan, P. et al. 2014. Trends in community violence in England and Wales 2005-2009. Injury, 45(3):592-598.



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WISERD has recently been awarded ESRC funding to carry out a new interdisciplinary study into how young people in the UK feel about, and are responding to, the most significant policy issue of this Parliament: the UK’s exit from the European Union.


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Poverty and the rise of food banks in Wales were the focus of research shared at WISERD’s latest civil society seminar, held at Cardiff last night. PhD student, David Beck and Dr Hefin Gwilym from Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences presented findings from their research exploring the experience of food poverty in Wales.


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26 April, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aberystwyth University (room to be confirmed)

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’.