Rees Jones to Head Social and Economic Science Research Institute, Wiserd
THE Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Method (Wiserd) has appointed a new director.
Based at Cardiff University, Professor Ian Rees Jones will lead the institute which aims to strengthen social and economic science research capacity across Wales through collaborative working and joint ventures.
Wiserd was established in 2008 to bring together researchers from the universities of Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Bangor, South Wales and Swansea.
The institute aims to strengthen social and economic science research capacity across Wales through collaborative working and joint ventures.
Prof Jones was head of the School of Social Sciences at Bangor University before joining Wiserd last year and is well-known for his research on inequalities in health and ageing and later life.
His research interests lie in theorising social change and he has researched areas focusing on lifestyles and social relations, class, community and social change and transparency and trust in health and welfare. …