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Director of Education, Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data and Method, Cardiff University

I work within WISERD (Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data and Method) where I direct WISERDEducation, a programme of research capacity-building for Wales.

My main area of research expertise is in education, where I am interested in many aspects of education, policy and inequality.

Together with other colleagues here at Cardiff, I edit the British Educational Research Journal.

I have undertaken my research projects on various aspects of education and inequality. These include evaluations for a range of policy-makers (Welsh Government, Scottish Executive, UK Cabinet Office), voluntary sector associations (Shelter, Field Studies, Council) and the UK Research Council (ERSC).

I currently direct the EC-funded Network of Experts on Social aspects of Education and Training (


  • –present
    Director of Research, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University