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…

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…

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.