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 WISERD Civil Society Research Centre – Civic Stratification and Civil Repair. This is the third major funding to be awarded in WISERD’s ten-year history, following on from the previous ESRC-funded Civil Society Research Centre.

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

WISERD also hosts ADR Wales (Administrative Data Research Wales) – a collaboration between Welsh Government, Swansea University Medical School and WISERD at Cardiff University. ADR Wales is part of the ESRC funded ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK).

WISERD has developed and facilitates the Wales Housing Research Network, the Language, Culture and Identity Research Networkthe Welsh Politics and Governance Research Network and the WISERD Foundational Economy Research Network.