This event brought together researchers from across Wales with an interest in research into inequalities. The workshop included presentations on some examples of research undertaken on inequalities, followed by a research development sandpit session. The sandpit session provided researchers with the opportunity to link up with colleagues from different organisations and disciplines to develop proposals for funding focused around transformative research with an inequalities theme.

This was a joint event, organised by Cardiff University, the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This was the first of a series of transformative research sandpit events run by the University, with further workshops being planned in collaboration with external partners such as Cardiff Council, FSB, Big Lottery Fund and IBM.


12.00pm   Lunch

12.45pm   Welcome & Introduction (Rick Delbridge & Ole Black)

12.55pm   Presentations on ONS research into inequalities (tbc)

  • Income inequalitiea, Richard Tonkin
  • National Well-being, Jen Beaumont
  • Wealth and Assets, Matt Steel

1.40pm   Discussion

2.10pm   Refreshments

2.25pm   Presentations on academic research into inequalities

  • Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) Project, Alison Parken, Cardiff University
  • Disability in the Workplace, Melanie Jones, Swansea University
  • Educational Inequalities, Chris Taylor, WISERD

3.10pm   Discussion

3.40pm   Sandpit networking session

4.55pm   Summary & next steps

5.00pm   Close