Bangor University


Dr. Alexandra Plows is a part time Research Fellow working on the AHRC funded Research project Hydrocitizenship http://www.hydrocitizenship.com/. This project is undertaking arts- based participatory approaches to issues of water and citizenship in specific localities, including a North West Wales case study. Alex is also working with Dr Tony Dobbins, Bangor Business School, on a project entitled Anticipatory responses to mass redundancy in the Welsh nuclear power industry , which is mapping stakeholder and worker responses to the forthcoming closure of Wylfa nuclear power station, Anglesey.

She was previously a Research Fellow at WISERD (The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods), School of Social Sciences, Bangor University. Between 2003-2009 she worked at Cardiff University as a Research Associate in the Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen), identifying and theorising public engagement with human genetics/ genomics and related areas of bioscience such as nanotechnology and stem cells.

Prior to these appointments she undertook post doctoral work (Bangor University/ Welsh Assembly Government), defining and evaluating sustainable development criteria at a regional level; and also worked for Keele University on a project researching activist networks, as part of the Democracy and Participation programme. Her PhD focused on UK environmental direct action networks.

Behaviour Change in Wales
Behaviour change is a topic which is of key importance to policy makers both in the Welsh Government and further afield. Behaviour change also emerged as a key theme during the WISERD localities stakeholder interviews and the subsequent stakeholder feedback sessions have
Research Team:
Alexandra Plows (Bangor University), Robin Mann (Bangor University), Jesse Heley (Aberystwyth University), Laura Jones (Aberystwyth University)
Evaluation of the Accommodation Needs of Rough Sleepers on Anglesey
Description This Council-led research project explored the multiple needs and risk factors presented by the rough sleeper population on Anglesey, and the extent to which these needs are matched by the current services provided by voluntary, private, and public sector
Research Team:
Martina Feilzer (Bangor University), Alexandra Plows (Bangor University), Bethan Judge, Fiona Stratford
Knowing Localities: Responses to Redundancy at AA
Overview This project was concerned with the impact on workers, their families and neighbourhoods of the closure of the Anglesey Aluminium (AA) smelter in September 2009, formerly one of the major employers in the Holyhead area. Previous studies of the impact of factory
Research Team:
Alexandra Plows (Bangor University), Howard Davis (Bangor University), Rhys Davies (Cardiff University)
Social Participation and Identity - NCDS Project
Overview This project was a joint venture with the Institute of Education, Centre for Longitudinal Studies and the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-cultural change (Manchester University). The main study, funded by ESRC, undertook 180 qualitative interviews with cohort
Research Team:
Amanda Coffey (Cardiff University), Huw Beynon (Cardiff University), Kate Moles (Cardiff University), Ian Stafford (Cardiff University), Alexandra Plows (Bangor University), Gareth Rees (Cardiff University), Gareth Williams, Howard Davis (Bangor University), Ian Rees Jones (Cardiff University), Jesse Heley (Aberystwyth University), Laura Jones (Aberystwyth University), Rhys Jones (Aberystwyth University), Martin Jones (Staffordshire University)
An Evaluation of the Women's Turnaround Project
Overview The Women’s Turnaround project aimed to engage women offenders so that they make necessary changes to stop offending, following a holistic, woman-centred, service model recommended by the Corston Report in 2007. This project explored the women’s and stakeholder’s
Research Team:
Martina Feilzer (Bangor University), Alexandra Plows (Bangor University), Katherine Williams
Environment, tourism and leisure
Qualitative research from Wales sought to explore aspects of childrens views on government and participation. The research project was conducted in 2001 with 105 children aged 811 from a diverse sample of schools across Wales. The article first reports the childrens...
Localities | January 2010