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Dr Katy Huxley

DrKatyHuxley.JPGJob Title: Research Officer

Institution: ADRC – W, Cardiff University

EmailHuxleyKL@cardiff.ac.uk

Telephone: 02920 870 853

Role

In my role as a researcher and user support officer I undertake activities that contribute to the running of a high quality user support service that ensures that analytical opportunities provided by ADRC Wales are accessible to researchers from across social science disciplines. I work with large complex datasets to develop and enhance sources on behalf of the research community, as well as assessing and planning support for researchers who wish to access data through the ADRC. I also perform my own research, contributing to the high quality research activity of ADRC Wales.  

Biography:

As a quantitative researcher I have worked on various projects, including ESRC funded multi-university projects using the Workplace Employment Relations Survey, and a European Commission FP7 funded project, Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future (COCOPS). I have also gained teaching experience in both large and small group settings, focused on research methods, business ethics and personnel management/HRM at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. My qualifications include an MA in Globalisation, Identity and Technology (Nottingham Trent University, 2004), and an MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Cardiff University, 2007).

Research interests:

  • Quantitative and mixed-method research
  • Labour market opportunities and outcomes
  • Industrial relations and trade union activity
  • Adult education and vocational and educational training (VET)
  • Gender and equality studies
  • Public sector management
  • Human resource management and work organisation

Current research:

I am currently completing my PhD thesis, which considers trade union revitalisation and the trade union learning agenda in Wales using qualitative and quantitative data. I am also working on research for the ADRC including research in ESF skill funding outcomes, trade unions in Wales, adult education.

Publications

 

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Latest News
Young People and Brexit

22nd March 2017

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 Food Banks in Wales

16th March 2017

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’.

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