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-Wales) 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 networkthe Cultural participation research network and the Welsh politics and governance research network