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WISERD Engagement – Public Seminar: Measuring trust and transparency – Exploring a mixed methods approach

On 5th May, Professor Alistair Cole and Dr Ian Stafford* delivered a public seminar at Cardiff University linked to their WISERD Civil Society research. Their insightful and well-attended presentation outlined how, against the backdrop of a perceived decline in trust in democracy and government, transparency has frequently been identified as a potential remedy to these phenomena. Using key…

Letters from Barcelona: A conference report

  The 20th-23rd April marked the 7th Biennial Surveillance and Society Conference, held for the second time running in Barcelona, courtesy of Eticas Research & Consulting. Coming from a background in surveillance studies, these conferences are something of a pilgrimage for me.  There is a thriving and international research community concerned with surveillance in all its various guises.  The Surveillance…

WISERD Engagement – with Cardiff University’s new Crime and Security Research Institute

On Monday 11th April WISERD Co-Director Professor Paul Chaney addressed a research community building conference at Cardiff SWALEC Stadium organised by Cardiff University’s new Crime and Security Research Institute (CSRI). This engagement activity is part of ongoing work to develop social science collaboration in Wales. Under the Directorship of Professor Martin Innes, the CSRI will…

Dr Kevin Smith selected for Welsh Crucible programme

Dr Smith joins the Welsh Crucible – an award-winning programme of personal, professional and leadership development for the future research leaders of Wales. Welsh Crucible is based on NESTA’s highly esteemed ‘Crucible’ development programme, and has been informed by the successes of the Scottish Crucible.  The Programme has recently established collaborative links with The Learned Society of Wales, who…

Dementia Awareness Week: WISERD to sponsor special film screening

The Canadian film Away From Her will be screened on 18th May with Dr Alex Hillman taking part in the expert panel discussion following the film. In collaboration with Cardiff University sciSCREEN programme, the screening aims to engage audiences in dementia research through cinema.  The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of 4 speakers…

British Social Geographer Danny Dorling to speak at WISERD sponsored lecture

Danny Dorling will deliver a lecture titled ‘A Better Politics: How government can make us happier and healthier’ for the next Julian Tudor Hart Annual Lecture in July. The talk, in collaboration with Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, Public Health Wales and Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Wellbeing (CISHeW), will make the argument that if we start by…

Professor Howard Davis features in The Conversation

Professor Howard Davis comments on the latest employment figures – and the problems that lie beneath the surface of the country’s economy, despite months of positive headlines. Along with Professor Tony Dobbins and Dr Alexandra Plows, Professor Davis takes a closer look at the jobs situation in the UK since the 2008 financial crisis and the…