I am an experienced social science researcher and tutor. I love working on studies and within topic areas which benefit society by tackling social and economic inequalities and injustices in Wales, across the UK and internationally. Research interests include in work poverty, social mobility, Wales, Community Organising and the Living Wage.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
I am a PhD student funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), exploring the Real Living Wage movement in the Social Care sector in Wales in collaboration with Citizens' Cymru.
Exploring drivers and barriers to the Real Living Wage movement in the Welsh Social Care sector
The aim of the study is to explore drivers and barriers to the Real Living Wage movement within the Social Care sector in Wales.
In collaboration with Citizens Cymru, a civil society organisation. In particular, I aim to explore:
- What factors contribute to the patterns of Living Wage accreditation in Wales
- What approaches are used in other regions that can be learnt from to further promote the RLW
- How can the tools and approaches used by civil society organisations be harnessed to promote voluntary regulation
- How the RLW movement works in the Social Care sector in Wales
This project will contribute to knowledge on:
- How RLW could be introduced in different sectors
- Potential benefits and challenges RLW from perspectives of regional stakeholders.
- Enable a development of a Welsh regional specific model of RLW introduction.
- Feed in to the developing strategy for Cardiff’s Living Wage City and the Welsh Fair Wage Agenda.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)