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National assessment policy reform 14–16 and its consequences for young people: student views and experiences of GCSE reform in Northern Ireland and Wales
This paper uses data from a mixed-methods research project which explored the views and experiences of students in Northern Ireland and Wales on the assessment and reform of GCSEs. The research found that while students were generally supportive of the substance of the refor...
Measuring spatial accessibility to services within indices of multiple deprivation: implications of applying an enhanced two-step floating catchment area (E2SFCA) approach
Article in the Journal of Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy
The experiences of participants in ESF funded training programmes
Article in the Welsh Economic Review journal.
Delivering Transformation in Wales: Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014
The initial findings of a research project undertaken by WISERD, the Wales Co-operative Centre and the WCVA. The primary focus of the work is to develop sources of information and guidance to secure more meaningful engagement and involvement with social enterprise, co-operat...
Mapping the interview transcript: identifying spatial policy areas from daily working practices
Article in the Area journal. Abstract An interview transcript can be a rich source of geographical references whose potential are not always fully realised in their conventional analysis. Geo-referencing techniques can be used to assign a spatial footprint to place names, ad...
Civil society, human rights and religious freedom in the People’s Republic of China: analysis of CSOs’ Universal Periodic Review discourse
This article in the International Journal of Human Rights examines religious freedom in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) using critical frame analysis of state and civil society organisations’ (CSOs) policy discourse associated with the United Nations (UN) Universal Peri...
Devolution, Recession and the Alleviation of Inequality in Wales
Chapter in the book Inequalities in the UK: New Discourses, Evolutions and Actions , edited by David Fee and Anémone Kober-Smith.
Widening Access to higher education: the reproduction of university hierarchies through policy enactment.
'Widening Access' to higher education: the reproduction of university hierarchies through policy enactment. Patterns of participation in higher education (HE) in the UK, as elsewhere, have been marked by social inequalities for decades. UK Governments have responded with a p...