ADRC Wales Research Support Officers
Cardiff University

In my role as a research officer I undertake activities that contribute to the running of high quality ADRC Wales research services which are accessible to researchers from across social science disciplines. I work with data owners and 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 particularly focus on education and skills data sources.

In my own research, 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).

My qualifications include an MA in Globalisation, Identity and Technology (Nottingham Trent University, 2004), an MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Cardiff University, 2007) and a PhD (Cardiff University 2016). My PhD thesis, entitled 'The union learning agenda and trade union revitalisation in Wales', used qualitative and quantitative methods to consider trade union activity on education and skill development in relation to trade union organising. 

I am currently working on research for the ADRC including research in ESF skill funding outcomes, trade unions in Wales, and adult education.

Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC)
About the Centre The main aim of ADRC WALES was to create a world-class administrative data research centre, known for its ability to access, link and make safe use of data for high quality research. Our work was underpinned by a robust Governance framework. ADRC Wales
Research Team:
Rhys Davies (Cardiff University), Katy Huxley (Cardiff University), Dora Pouliou, Ian Thomas (Cardiff University), Ian Rees Jones (Cardiff University), Chris Taylor (Cardiff University), Peter Mackie (Cardiff University), Scott Orford (Cardiff University), David Blackaby (Swansea University)