WISERD's research spans the fields of economics, sociology, geography and political science and is grouped under the themes below. To find a specific research project explore these themes or search 'All themes'.

WISERD hosts the UK-wide WISERD Civil Society Research Centre, a major investment by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and a number of other major research grants.

At Aberystwyth University WISERD includes the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society and hosts the EU-funded GLOBAL-RURAL, IMAJINE and ROBUST projects.

WISERD hosts the Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC-W) at Cardiff University, part of a project led by Swansea University.

WISERD has developed and facilitates the Wales housing research network, the Language, culture and identity research network and the Cultural participation research network.