Role: WISERD Co-Director
Institution: Cardiff University
Telephone: 029 208 76938
Professor Taylor was the lead investigator of the three-year independent evaluation of the Foundation Phase for the Welsh Government. He is currently evaluating the Foundation Phase Flexibility Pilots and the Pupil Deprivation Grant (with Ipsos MORI) for the Welsh Government.
Professor Taylor has had a number of ESRC grants in the past few years on early child development, home international comparisons of education and widening access to higher education. He is about to start on three new projects as part of the new ESRC WISERD/Civil Society five-year research centre, looking at the role of grandparents in early child development, intergenerational transmission of civil participation/responsibilities and the contribution of university graduates on civil society.
Professor Taylor is also the deputy director of WISERDEducation. This includes a three-year longitudinal multi-cohort study of children in Wales, which examines, amongst many things, their attitudes towards education, their experiences of schooling and their aspirations for the future.
Between 2010 and 2014 Professor Taylor was also Deputy Scientific Co-ordinator on the Network of Experts on Social Aspects of Education and Training (NESET) project.