Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
Sefydliad Ymchwil Gymdeithasol ac Economaidd, Data a Dulliau Cymru

Dr David Hirst

David Hirst is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy. He first joined the School in 1973, after postgraduate study at the University of Manchester and the London School of Economics.

Research Interests

History of social policy, particularly the School Health Service, juvenile employment, and mental illness.
Contemporary Housing and Disability issues.


Currently writing a book on the history of social policy, and working on the history of community care for people with learning difficulties.


Telephone: 01248 382231