Research Data Officer
Cardiff University

Sam is responsible for supporting the WISERD Hub team in the management and upkeep of the institute's administrative data and the development of the WISERD website. Additionally, Sam works across WISERD research projects, assisting researchers in the management of research data and providing GIS support.

Sam has worked at Cardiff University since 2009, occupying roles both at WISERD and within the Cardiff School of Social Sciences. Since October 2013 he has been on a part-time secondment to the National Assembly for Wales, assisting in the procurement and management of research data and in the development of their GIS programme.

He has a BSc in Geography from Cardiff University and is currently working towards an MSc in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) at the University of Leeds.


WISERD DataPortal
The WISERD DataPortal is a web application that enhances a researcher’s ability to search, discover, map and download socio-economic research data related to Wales. The aim is to encourage the re-use and re-purposing of existing data. Who developed it? The WISERD DataPortal
Research Team:
Scott Orford (Cardiff University), Ian Harvey (Cardiff University), Samuel Jones (Cardiff University), Catriona Dickson (Cardiff University)
Assessing the Impacts of Changing Public Service Provision on Geographical Accessibility: an examination of public library provision in Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Public libraries make an important contribution to the wellbeing of local people often acting as community hubs by reducing the isolation felt by vulnerable members of society through promoting social interaction and supporting the wider needs of local communities. However,...