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Yr Athro Chris Taylor

Yr Athro Chris Taylor

Professor

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

Email:
taylorcm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 76938
Fax:
+44 (0)29 208 74678
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Chris is Professor of Education Policy at Cardiff University and is the Cardiff Co-Director of the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD). Chris has published extensively on a wide range of educational issues and has undertaken research across all education sectors, from early years to higher education. This has included leading a three year evaluation of the Foundation Phase for 3-7 year olds in Wales and an ESRC study on widening access to higher education, which included a longitudinal analysis of the transition of pupils from compulsory schooling to university using national administrative data. Prior to this he was awarded an ESRC Fellowship to use the Millennium Cohort Study to compare children’s development across different countries of the UK. He is currently one of the lead investigators on the evaluation of the Pupil Deprivation Grant for the Welsh Government. Chris is involved in three work packages of the ESRC Civil Society research centre in WISERD. These are interested in (i) the social controbiution of graduates, (ii) the role of grandparents in the early years, and (iii) the integenerational transmission of civil society.

Chris is the editor of one of the UK’s leading academic journals in the field of education, the British Educational Research Journal and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Educatiohn Policy and the British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Education and qualifications

  • 2000: PhD (Human Geography), University of Leicester, UK
  • 1995: BA Geography (First), University of Leicester, UK

Career overview

  • 2000 - present: Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences
  • 1995 - 1999: University of Leicester, Geography Department

Anrhydeddau a Dyfarniadau

 

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

Safleoedd academaidd blaenorol

  • 2013 - present: Cardiff Co-Director of the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods, Cardiff University
  • 2012 - present: Professor of Education, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2011 - present: Visiting Research Associate at the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL)
  • 2009 - 2012: Reader in Education, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2006 - 2009: Senior Lecturer in Education,School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2003 - 2006: Lecturer in Education, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2000 - 2003: Research Associate, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 1997 - 1999: Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography, University of Leicester

Ymrwymiadau siarad cyhoeddus

  • 2016: Invited to be a panel member at the HEFCW Higher Education Strategy for Wales Consultation Event, Cardiff
  • 2016: Invited to be a keynote speaker at the Capita Conference on the Pupil Deprivation Grant, Cardiff
  • 2016: Invited to present to European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education on Foundation Phase, Flexibility Pilots and Pupil Deprivation Grant Evaluations, Cardiff
  • 2016: Invited to present to the Welsh Government on the use of linked administrative data for evaluating education policy for the Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC) Wales, Cardiff
  • 2016: Invited to be a member of a Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) workshop on asymmetric school weeks, Cardiff
  • 2016: Presentation to UCET Cymru Committee on WISERDEducation, Newpor
  • 2016: Invited to join Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) (Dublin, Ireland) Peer Review Panel (one of six panel members to conduct review of ESRI)
  • 2016: Invited to be a keynote speaker at the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) annual seminar on the evidence ecosystem in Wales, Cardiff
  • 2016: Invited to be a member of a Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) workshop on education evidence, Cardiff
  • 2015: Invited to be a guest speaker at the Wales Audit Office on early intervention, Cardiff
  • 2015: Invited to give a research seminar on the Foundation Phase evaluation to Estyn, Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales, Cardiff
  • 2015: Invited to give the ATL Cymru Annual Education Lecture on ‘Measuring Education in Wales’, Cardiff
  • 2015: Invited to participate in an Equality and Human Rights Commission roundtable discussion on ‘Is Wales Fairer than in 2010? Organised by the Bevan Foundation, Cardiff
  • 2015: Invited to be a panel member for the NIACE Cymru Festival of Dangerous Ideas event on ‘Is education wasted on the young?’, Cardiff
  • 2015: Invited to participate in the Diamond Review Widening Participation Focus Group for the Welsh Government, Cardiff.
  • 2014: Invited to participate in the HEFCE Roundtable Discussion on Widening Participation UK Performance Indicators, London.
  • 2014: Invited to give keynote presentation at the HEFCW Widening Access Annual Conference, Cardiff.
  • 2014: Commissioned by the Higher Education Academy to prepare a Provocation Paper on Higher Education in Wales.
  • 2014: Invited to present at the BERA Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy Special Interest Group seminar on Curriculum Development and the Policy Process, Cardiff.
  • 2014: Invited to give keynote presentation at the Policy Forum for Wales Seminar on the Future of the Foundation Phase and Childcare in Wales, Cardiff.
  • 2014: Invited to present at the HEFCW Data Workshop on using longitudinal data analysis to evaluate the impact of widening access, Swansea.
  • 2014: Invited to present on widening access to the Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance Arrangements in Wales (the Diamond Review), Cardiff.
  • 2014: Invited to present at the CAPITA Foundation Phase Conference, Cardiff.
  • 2014: Invited to attend the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Cymru Annual President’s Lunch, Cardiff
  • 2014: Invited by the Welsh Government to present on succeeding against the odds in education, Cardiff.
  • 2014: Invited by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) to present and discuss findings from the Millennium Cohort Study for home international comparisons in education, Dublin.
  • 2014: Invited to give keynote presentation (on widening access to higher education) at ASCL Cymru Deputy Headteachers Conference
  • 2014: Invited to attend a private meeting with the Welsh Government Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis, to discuss education policy in Wales, Cardiff.
  • 2014: Invited to present on educational attainment and income inequalities to the Inequalities Transformative Research Sandpit Event with the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Cardiff University.
    2014: Invited to be a discussant at the Capita’s 14-19 Qualifications in Wales Conference, Cardiff.
  • 2014: Invited to present research on the Foundation Phase to the Welsh Government Minister for Education and Skills’ Ministerial Policy Board, Cardiff. 

Pwyllgorau ac adolygu

  • 2015 - present: Member of the Cardiff University Innovation Centre/SPARK Buiding Steering Group
  • 2012 - present: Chair of the School of Social Sciences Undergraduate Examination Board

External Committees

  • 2016 - present: Chair of the Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) Education Group
  • 2015 - present: Member of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) Age 17 Scientific Advisory Group
  • 2010 - 2016: Member of the ESRC Capabilities Committee (formerly the Training and Skills Committee)
  • 2015 - present: Member of the ESRC Infrastructure Working Group
  • 2015 - 2016: Member of the Welsh Government Digital Competence Framework Quality Assurance Group
  • 2015 - present: Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) Student Opportunity and Achievement Committee (SOAC)
  • 2015 - present: Member of the ESRC Centre for Longitudinal Studies’ Strategic Advisory Group

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Undergraduate

I do not currently convene any undergraduate modules but I have taught on all of the following modules:

  • Dissertation (Year 3 module)
  • Conflict and Change in Education Policy (Year 3 module)
  • Education in Practice (Year 2 module)
  • Education and Society (Year 1 module)

Postgraduate

I do not currently convene any postgraduate modules but I have taught on all of the following modules:

  • Research Methods (Masters and Professional Doctorate modules)
  • Research and Evidence-Based Policy and Practice (Professional Doctorate module)
  • Social Context of Education (Professional Doctorate module)
  • Strategies of Applied Research (Masters module in MSc Social Science Research Methods (ESRC 1+3))

Chris has supervised many Masters and PhD students and on a wide range of research topics including: school truancy, school vouchers, higher education participation, paid employment among undergraduates, the emotional geographies of museums (with the National Museum of Wales, intergenerational justice, wellbeing in the Foundation Phase (with the Welsh Government), schools and volunteering, citizenship education in Malaysia (with the Malaysian Government), the effectiveness of early family interventions (with Home-Start UK) and children's and young people's subjective wellbeing.

Chris is particularly keen to develop collaborative studentships with non-academic external partners. 

Research interests

  • The geography of education
  • Education and neighbourhoods
  • School choice and diversity
  • Social justice and education policy
  • Participation in Higher and Further Education
  • Evaluation of education policy
  • Inter-disciplinary research methods
  • Combining qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Research capacity building

Recent funded research

  • Analysis of Destinations and Retention of Year 12 Students in Sixth Form Schools, funded by the Welsh Government (with R Davies), £25k
  • Part-time Higher Education Research Provision (Stage One) for the Diamond Review, funded by the Welsh Government (with Prof G Rees), £25k
  • Analysis of responses to the ‘call for evidence’ undertaken as part of the Professor Donaldson’s independent review of the national curriculum and assessment, funded by the Welsh Government (with Prof S Power), £15k
  • WISERD/Civil Society ESRC Large Centre, (with Prof I Jones, Cardiff University et al), £7M
  • Evaluation of Foundation Phase Flexibility Pilots, funded by the Welsh Government (with Dr M Rhys and Dr S Waldron), £119k
  • Centre for Administrative Data Research and Evaluation (CADRE) - an ESRC Administrative Data Research Centre (with Prof D Ford, Swansea University, et al), £10M
  • School Health Action Research Partnership and Network (SHARPEN), funded by the MRC (with Prof L Moore et al), £400k
  • Evaluation of the Pupil Deprivation Grant, funded by the Welsh Government (with Ipsos-MORI), £119k (Extension awarded for 2015/16 £121k)
  • Impact and Effectiveness of Widening Access to HE in Wales, funded by the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative and HEFCW (with Prof G Rees), £288k (ESRC: £187k; HEFCW: £101k)
  • WISERDEDUCATION, funded by HEFCW (with Prof S Power), £930k
  • Research Project to examine the relationships between the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma and Higher Education, funded by the Welsh Government, £25k
  • Growing up in 21st Century Britain: spatial analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study (Mid-Career Fellowship), funded by the ESRC, £136k
  • Evaluating the Foundation Phase – tender to evaluate the Foundation Phase in Wales, funded by the Welsh Government (with Prof T Maynard, Canterbury Christchurch University, and WISERD), £990k
  • Analysis of university progress for students with the Welsh Baccalaureate and from low participation neighbourhoods, funded by Cardiff University (with Prof G Rees and WISERD), £9k
  • REAL-net, funded by the European Commission (with Prof S Power),  €235k per annum
  • A Social and Professional Network for Early Career Researchers in Education, funded by the ESRC (with Dr P Carmichael, University of Cambridge), £79k
  • Welsh Institute of Social and Economic Data, Research and Methods (WISERD), funded by the ESRC and the Welsh Assembly Government (with Prof H Beynon et al), £4.8M
  • LINK-Wales: The Learning in Wales Network, funded by ESRC/HEFCW Wales Education Research Network (WERN) (with Prof S Power and Mr G Thomas, University of Wales, Aberystwyth), £39k
  • NCRM Networks for Methodological Innovation: Measuring segregation: methods, tools and data, funded by ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (with Dr R Harris, University of Bristol), £6.5k
  • Assessment of Capacity and Viability of Local Authority Outdoor Education Centres, funded by the Department of Children, Schools and Families (with CRG Research Ltd, Prof S Power and Prof G Rees), £62k
  • Education in the Rural Community, bursary award funded by the ESRC/HEFCW Wales Education Research Network (WERN) (with University of Wales, Aberystwyth), £12k
  • Formative Evaluation of the Applied Educational Research Scheme (AERS), funded by the Scottish Executive (with Prof S Power, Prof G Rees), £30k
  • Research Development Initiative (Round 2): BERA/ESRC 2007 Residential Summer School, funded by the ESRC, £12k
  • Scoping Study to Identify Quantitative Methods Capacity Building Needs in Wales, funded by the ESRC and HEFCW (with Prof L Moore, Prof K Whitfield, Prof G Maio, Dr A Robinson), £30k

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