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WISERD Education: Changing the landscape of educational research in Wales
WISERD Education was launched in 2012 in order to change the landscape of educational research in Wales. The main aims of the Programme were: to enhance the capacity to carry out high quality educational research within the higher education sector in Wales; • to undertake...
The rise of impact in academia: repackaging a long-standing idea
Article in the journal British Politics .
Young people’s views on choice and fairness through their experiences of curriculum as examination specifications at GCSE
Article in the Oxford Review of Education
Evaluation of the Seren Network
In July 2017, the Welsh Government appointed OB3 Research, in conjunction with WISERD, to undertake an evaluation of the Seren Network. The aim of the evaluation is to undertake a formative and process evaluation of the Seren Network to inform decisions about the criteria...
Civil Society: Bringing the family back in
This paper explores the complex and contradictory positioning of the family within civil society literature. In some accounts, the family is seen as the cornerstone of civil society. In others, the family is positioned firmly outside – even antithetical to – civil society....
Dualities of dementia illness narratives and their role in a narrative economy
The concept of ‘narrative economies’ has recently been proposed as a set of exchange relationships that, through biography and story-telling, facilitate access to resources and act as a source of value. We utilise this concept to inform our analysis of 18 qualitative...
The Rate of Return to Educational Investment for Engineers: Evidence from the Private Sector in China
It is well known that engineering is a key profession for both economic and social development. This is as true for China as it is for other countries which are in the process of development. However, what are the economic incentives for young people to enter the profession...
Brexit and Public Opinion
It is hard to exaggerate the importance of public opinion when it comes to Brexit. The decision to leave the EU was itself, of course, the result of a public vote. And as the Brexit process rolls on, both sides anxiously parse every survey for evidence of what the public now...
Place, belonging and the determinants of volunteering
Article in the Voluntary Sector Review .