Events

Why have face-to-face conversations in a post Covid online world?

Reporting on a social experiment for wellbeing researchers. The aim of the session is to facilitate and encourage space(s) for conversation between those interested in well-being and its research, bearing in mind the importance of organising and facilitating conversation (both online and face-to-face), so that productive and meaningful conversation can take place between people. The…

Disability and Trade Union Membership in the UK

Presented by Melanie Jones In this session I will present early findings from analysis of data from two national surveys, the Quarterly Labour Force Survey and the Workplace Employment Relations Survey, exploring the disability gap in union membership in the UK. Disabled employees are found to be 4 percentage points (16%) more likely to be…

Training and Capacity Building: Drawing in Research

Presented by Dr Rachel Hurdley and Dr Katherine Quinn The training is designed to introduce researchers and PGRs to using drawing methodologies in Social Science Research and give them practical experience of doing so. It will provide an overview of the use of drawing in social sciences, focusing particularly on the turn towards ‘live sociology’…

Innovative and creative research methods for migration research – online workshop

This workshop highlights some innovative creative methods currently being undertaken by Wales-based migration researchers. The workshop provides an opportunity to hear from three academics using various creative methods to research different aspects in migration, and to discuss the opportunities and challenges of adopting these methods. The workshop aims to share good practice and reflection on…

The Politics of International Intellectual Cooperation

Presented by Professor W. John Morgan, WISERD Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, and Civil Society research network As we move through the 21st century marked by armed conflict, obscurantism, fundamentalism, and intolerance of other points of view, intellectual and cultural cooperation is essential to sustaining our common humanity.  Such exchange has been justified by an humanitarian ideal of…

Training and Capacity Building: Data Visualisation and Infographic Design

Presented by Nigel Hawtin. A Full-day hands-on workshop, introducing the fundamentals of data visualisation and infographic design. A combination of presentation, discussion and hands-on exercises in groups. The day will involve both theory, explained with illustrated examples, as well as exercises so attendees can explore ideas and learn for themselves Aims To understand visual communication…

What can ‘story-telling’ do for well-being research?

In this workshop we will explore storytelling methods within wellbeing research. While storytelling is a widely used term that cuts across disciplinary silos, there is little consensus about precisely what is meant when we discuss storytelling within wellbeing contexts, what constitutes rigour in storytelling methods, and how to develop ethical storytelling research.   Through practical exercises…

Thinking of the Children: Adult invocations of children and childhood in competing campaigns about the use of public space

Presented by Dr Rhian Powell and Dr Esther Muddiman.  Increasing attention is being given to children and young people’s views in decisions about public space. In this seminar, we explore how adult residents and campaigners employ constructions of children and childhood when putting forward arguments in relation to a contested city space. To do this, we will…

Wellbeing and the psychosocial dimensions of health: examples from social prescribing research in Wales

Presented by Dr Sofia Vougioukalou The aim of the session is to explore how wellbeing research, while inevitably includes research relating to the national/UK/international health agendas, is not only about health, especially if understood in narrow medical terms. Using the practice of social prescription as a starting point for this exploration, the aim is to…

Annual Conference 2022

The theme for our Annual Conference is ‘Civil society and participation: issues of equality, identity and cohesion in a changing social landscape’. Swansea University Wednesday 6 July to Thursday 7 July 2022 The WISERD Annual Conference 2022 call for papers deadline has been extended to Friday 11th February.