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Richard Wyn Jones

Professor of Politics, Cardiff University

Professor Richard Wyn Jones joined the staff of Cardiff University in February 2009 as Director of the Wales Governance. He is a Professor of Welsh Politics. Previously he was Professor of Welsh Politics and founding Director if the Institute of Welsh Politics at the Department of Welsh Politics in Aberystwyth University. Richard has written extensively on contemporary Welsh politics, devolved politics in the UK and nationalism.

In addition, he was also one of the founders of Critical Security Studies. Richard is a regular and widely respected broadcaster, commentating on Welsh politics in both Welsh and English for the BBC in Wales and across the UK. He has also presented two TV series. Richard is also a regular columnist for the Welsh language current affairs magazine Barn.


  • 2009–present
    Director of Wales Governance Centre, University of Cardiff
  • 2009–present
    Professor of Welsh Politics, University of Cardiff


    Aberystwyth University, PhD