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WISERD Annual Conference

Over 80 papers will be presented and we welcome three keynote speakers
Tuesday 25th June 2013 - 9:30am
Glamorgan Conference Centre

For additional detail on registering for the conference and keynote speakers etc. please see the WISERD website or there is information below.

How To Book

Booking for the conference is now open.

Please complete the the survey below to register your attendance.  A confirmation email will be sent to you on completion.

Please note: In order to speak at this event you will also need to register as a delegate.

Annual Conference 2013


Fee Information

Conference fee per day is as follows:


Full rate per day

Early Bird rate per day

WISERD Associates & Speakers



HEI / Public Sector /Charities



Post Graduate students




Please Note: early bird rates apply to those booking before 10th May 2013.

Wales' largest social science conference will take place on 25th and 26th June at the University of South Wales.

This annual conference showcases policy relevant research in Wales and attracts colleagues from academic, policy, public, private and third sectors.

The 2013 conference is the fourth annual WISERD conference, and follows on from three successful conferences, held in Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor Universities.  Bringing practitioners and social scientists together, WISERD conferences have become established as one of the most important events in the social science calendar.

The WISERD Annual Conference has become one of the most important events in the social sciences calendar for people concerned with social, economic and political issues in Wales today. 

We are delighted to welcome academics and non-academics from a diverse range of disciplines and areas of interest to share their research.  This year over 80 papers will be presented and we welcome three keynote speakers from leading figures in academia and politics.

Themes covered at the conference this year include:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Education
  • Innovation in Research Methods
  • Identity
  • Environment
  • Labour Markets
  • Policing
  • Census

Conference Programme

Tuesday 25th June – Conference Day 1
9.30am – 6pm
Keynote 1: Professor Lindsay Paterson
Keynote 2: Professor Laura McAllister
6pm – 7pm: Drinks, canapés and PhD student poster competition
Wednesday 26th June – Conference Day 2
9.30am – 4.45pm
Keynote 3: Professor David Martin


The University of South Wales are offering 15 rooms on campus on Tuesday 25th June at £36 (including breakfast).  These rooms are only available during the Early Bird booking period - please indicate on your booking form if you wish to book one of these rooms.

For further information on accommodation in the South Wales area please click here or visit www.visitcardiff.com/accommodation.