Professor Paul Chaney wins Man of the Year award

22 June 2017

Professor Paul Chaney winner of Chwarae Teg Womenspire 17 Man of the Year

Professor Paul Chaney, Co-Director of the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) has won Man of the Year at the Chwarae Teg #Womenspire17 awards.

At the annual Womenspire awards, held at the Wales Millennium Centre in front of 400 guests, Professor Chaney was recognised for his work as an advocate for gender equality through his writing and policy influence which has had an impact on the lives of women in Wales and beyond.

Professor Chaney’s research has focussed on gender and politics, equalities, public policy, representation and human rights. His published books include Women, Politics and Constitutional Change, and Equality and Public Policy, as well as over 70 articles examining human rights, equality and politics around the globe.

In January this year, Professor Chaney presented his work at the House of Commons, as part of a presentation at the ESRC seminar ‘Feminizing Politics: Voice, Access and Accountability’.

It is a huge honour and a privilege just to be nominated. To win is very humbling and a reflection of all the great colleagues and students I have worked with. Equality if something we should all work for.

Professor Paul Chaney, WISERD Co-Director

Dr Tom Hall, Head of the School of Social Sciences said: “Paul is one of a number of colleagues here in the School of Social Sciences, past and present, whose work has contributed significantly to an understanding of gender and (in)equality. I’m delighted for Paul – Man of the Year! – and always pleased to see academic work make a valued connection with policy, practice and the wider world.”

There were more than 300 nominations across the 12 Womenspire award categories which recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations in leading equality in their industries, such as business, arts, sports, STEM, rural and education.

Chwarae Teg work to support the economic development of women as well as working with businesses and organisations to develop and improve working practices.

Watch Professor Chaney discuss his gender equality research.

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