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Research Profile

Miss Jessica Paddock  

Position:Research Assistant, Climate Change Consortium of Wales (C3W)
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:+ 44 (0)29 208 76124
contact info:

Address:Room 2.02, 60 Park Place

Research Interests

Wider research interests include class analysis, global environmental change, food and cultural studies.

PhD Topic / Area

Class, Food, Culture: Exploring ‘Alternative’ Food Consumption

Career Experience and Qualifications

Research Assistant: Climate Change Consortium of Wales based in School of Social Sciences and School of Earth Sciences, Cardiff University.

Affiliate of the Sustainable Places Research Institute.

Co-convenor of the British Sociological Association’s Climate Change Study Group.

Postgraduate Research Qualifications 

MSc Social Science Research Methods, awaiting viva for PhD in Sociology “Class, Food, Culture: Exploring ‘Alternative’ Food Consumption”.


Evaluation of Sciencewise ERC ‘Science, Trust and Public Engagement: Exploring Future Pathways to Good Governance’ 2011.

Current Research

I am currently working with the Climate Change Consortium of Wales (C3W) which is a £4 million initiative financed by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) through the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW). Together with additional support from the Countryside Council for Wales and substantial investment from Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea University, C3W is set to enhance the climate science profile of Wales. The Consortium has been developed by a group of internationally respected academics in collaboration with staff in a wide range of disciplines across the four universities. These disciplines cover the impact of climate change on land, sea, atmosphere and cryosphere, as well as its social consequences.

Under the auspices of the C3W, I am currently working towards exploring the complex socio-cultural dynamics of everyday life and their potential bearing on realising resilient and sustainable communities.