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

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Programme & Abstract Booklet

The WISERD Annual Conference has become one of the most important events in the social sciences calendar for people concerned with social, economic and political issues in Wales today. 

We are delighted to welcome academics and non-academics from a diverse range of disciplines and areas of interest to share their research.  This year over 100 papers will be presented and we welcome three keynote speakers.

Themes covered at the conference this year include:

  • Education
  • Social Care, Health and Wellbeing
  • Civil Society
  • Inequalities
  • Data and Methods
  • Devolution
  • Open Sessions

The conference will run over three days between Tuesday 30th June and Thursday 2nd July.

To view The Conference Programme - Click here

You can also pre book your sessions choices using the form below. 


Book your sessions

To ensure your day runs smoothly you may wish to consider our conference programme before arriving at the event and decide which of our parallel conference sessions you wish to attend. To do this please use the form below. You can print out the results to remind yourself of your choices.

Abstract Booklet

 You can download a copy of the abstract booklet here.

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Please note that this is a working document, and subject to change until the day of the conference. 



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