Identity and civic divides in the UK examines the relationship between different forms of identity (disability, sexuality, religion) and political participation and wellbeing. It explores whether identity groups experience differential abilities to exercise rights, and possible explanations for any differences.

Start date provided is that of the WISERD Civil Society Centre. Work packages will have their own individual start and end dates that fall within the five-year research programme.


Interview with Professor Nigel O’Leary, Swansea University

Professor Nigel O’Leary from Swansea University explains how his research on identity and civic divides in the UK explores the differential outcomes across marginalised groups within society. Much of the research is centred around three key identities: religious identity, sexual identity and those who have a long-term limiting illness or disability.