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 Mair Bell

Mair Bell

Senior Research Officer, Wales Centre for Public Policy

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 0738
12 Museum Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3BG
Welsh speaking


Mair is a Senior Research Officer at the Wales Centre for Public Policy, part of Cardiff Business School. She led the centre's assignment on the Future of Work for the First Minister and has since delivered new research into the implications of Brexit for fisheries policy in Wales. Other areas of interest and involvement include health, behaviour change, employment, and tax policy, as well as sustainability, resilience and wellbeing. She is engaged in the centre's research for both Welsh Government Ministers and public services.



  • MBA (Cardiff University)
  • BA (Hons) First Class in Modern Languages (Durham University)

Media Contributions

Mair has appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Wales and S4C talking about the work of the Wales Centre for Public Policy.


Previously Mair worked for the Council of Europe, Bloomberg, the BBC and most recently spent four years as a senior consultant with Wavehill, a social and economic research company, where she led research and evaluation projects for public and third sector organisations including Welsh Government, the Prince’s Trust and the OECD. Her research experience covers a broad range of sectors, including education and skills; enterprise and jobs; rural and economic development; manufacturing and the creative industries; the environment, culture and heritage.

External profiles