People

The Social Science Research Park (SPARK) involves academics and professionals from across the University.

Central contacts

Rick Delbridge

Academic Lead for SPARK and University Dean of Research, Innovation and Enterprise

Email:
delbridger@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 208 76644
Sally Connor

Sally O'Connor

Project Manager, Innovation Central

Email:
oconnors@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0305

Research centres and institutes

CASCADE: Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre

Crime and Security Research Institute

Elise Barker

Centre Manager, Crime and Security Research Institute

Email:
barkere5@cardiff.ac.uk
Martin Innes

Professor Martin Innes

Director of Crime and Security Research Institute

Email:
innesm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 75307
A Preece

Professor Alun Preece

Deputy Head of School, Professor of Intelligent Systems, Co-director of Crime and Security Research Institute

Email:
preecead@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4653
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Professor Jonathan Shepherd

Associate Dean of Innovation, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Email:
shepherdjp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2074 4215

Data Innovation Institute @SPARK

Roger Whitaker

Professor Roger Whitaker

College Dean of Research
Professor of Mobile and Biosocial Computing

Email:
whitakerrm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6999
Matthew Williams

Professor Matthew L. Williams

Chair in Criminology - School of Social Sciences, Director - ESRC Social Data Science Lab, Data Innovation Research Institute, Director - ESRC Centre for Cyberhate Research and Policy

Email:
williamsm7@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 2087 4853
Pete Burnap

Dr Pete Burnap

Senior Lecturer

Email:
p.burnap@cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6249

DECIPHer: Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement

Simon Murphy

Professor Simon Murphy

Professor in Social Interventions and Health, Director DECIPHer, Co-Director National Centre for Population Health and well Being Research, Lead for Public Health Improvement Research Network and the Schools Health Research Network

Email:
murphys7@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 79144
Sara Jones

Dr Sara Jones

Centre Manager, DECIPHer

Email:
jonesasm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 79052

ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre

David James

Professor David James

Professor and Director, ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre

Email:
jamesdr2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 70930

Public Policy Institute for Wales

Dan Bristow

Dan Bristow

Deputy Director, Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW)

Email:
dan.bristow@ppiw.org.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0325

Sustainable Places Research Institute

Professor Terry Marsden

Professor Terry Marsden

Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, Director of Sustainable Places Research Institute

Email:
marsdentk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5736
Jo Parry

Jo Parry

Institute Manager

Email:
parryj7@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0808

Welsh Economy Research Unit

Professor Max Munday

Director of Welsh Economy Research Unit

Email:
mundaymc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5089

WISERD: Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods

Ian Rees Jones

Professor Ian Jones

Director, WISERD

Email:
jonesir4@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 208 76662

Professor Chris Taylor

Co-director, WISERD

Email:
taylorcm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 76938

Y Lab

Adam Fletcher

Professor Adam Fletcher

Y Lab Academic Director

Email:
fletchera@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 9874