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Dr Samuel Waldron

Job Title: Research Associate, Evaluating the Foundation Phase

Institution: Cardiff University

EmailWaldronSM@cardiff.ac.uk

Telephone: 029 208 70854

 Biography 

Since completing his PhD in 2007 (Applied Cognitive Psychology, Cardiff University), Sam has worked for:

  • Local Government - developing child well-being policy
  • Office for National Statistics - evaluating measures of subjective well-being
  • University of Exeter - conducting mental health research

Research Interests

Sam is particularly interested in UK child well-being / mental health and the role schools can play in promoting this.

Current Research

Sam is working on WISERD’s independent evaluation of the Welsh Government’s early years education policy – the Foundation Phase.

Click here to view Samuel’s official Cardiff University bio page

Publications 

Nuri RP, Hoque T, Akand MK, Waldron SM, 'Impact assessment of a vocational training program, subsequent employment and associated challenges for persons with disabilities in Bangladesh' Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development (Under Review)

Waldron SM, Patrick J, Duggan GB, 2011, 'The influence of goal-state access cost on planning during problem solving' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 64(3) pp 485-503 (Available here)

Waldron SM, 2010, 'Measuring subjective wellbeing in the UK', Office for National Statistics Working Paper

Morgan PL, Patrick J, Waldron SM, King S, Patrick T, 2009, 'Improving memory after interruption: Exploiting soft constraints and manipulating information access cost' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 15(4) pp 291-306 (Available here)

Waldron SM, Patrick J, Duggan GB, Banbury S, Howes A, 2008, 'Designing information fusion for the active encoding of visual-spatial information' Ergonomics 51(6) pp 775-797 (Available here)

Waldron SM, Patrick J, Morgan PL, King S, 2007, 'Influencing cognitive strategy by manipulating information access' The Computer Journal 50(6) pp 694-702 (Available here)

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