Research Associate
Cardiff University

Sioned is a political sociologist at the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data and Methods (WISERD). She has worked as both a University, policy and third sector researcher on projects exploring: devolution and deprivation in Wales, young people and political engagement and the impact of academic research on policy and civil society.

Sioned currently working on WISERD Civil Society looking at impact as a contested concept in understanding the relations between state and (civil) society, particularly in the context of devolution and constitutional change.

She is also co-running a study of young people and the EU referendum with Dr Stuart Fox.


Young People and the EU Referendum
This project is a study of young people’s attitudes towards and engagement with the EU referendum campaign. Using data from a dedicated UK-wide survey of under 30s and a wide range of publicly available data and academic research we will address four key themes. These are ex
Research Team:
Stuart Fox (Cardiff University), Sioned Pearce (Cardiff University)
Young People and Brexit
How are young people responding to Brexit, and how does it affect their political engagement? Young People & Brexit is an interdisciplinary study of how young people in the UK feel about and are responding to the most significant policy issue of this Parliament: the UK’s exi
Research Team:
Stuart Fox (Cardiff University), Rhys Jones (Aberystwyth University), Sioned Pearce (Cardiff University), Elin Royles (Aberystwyth University), Dyfan Powel (Aberystwyth University)