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Professor Richard Wyn Jones

Professor Richard Wyn Jones

Professor of Welsh Politics

School of Law and Politics

Email
wynjonesr@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 2087 5448
Campuses
10/2.03, 8-10 North Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3DY
Welsh speaking
Comment
Media commentator
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Richard Wyn Jones is Director of Cardiff University's Wales Governance and Dean of Public Affairs. He has written extensively on contemporary Welsh politics, devolved politics in the UK and nationalism and is considered to be one of the founders of Critical Security Studies.

Richard is a regular and widely respected broadcaster, commentating on Welsh politics in both Welsh and English for the BBC in Wales and across the UK,  he has presented two TV series and is a regular columnist for the Welsh language current affairs magazine Barn, he has contributed numerous comment columns to newspapers including the Western Mail, Irish Times, Guardian and Sunday Times, and has been extensively quoted in the international press.

Richard is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and the Academy of the Social Sciences.

Biography

Academic employment

  • Dean of Public Affairs, Cardiff University, since July 2013
  • Professor of Welsh Politics (Personal Chair), Cardiff University, since June 2010
  • Director of the Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University, since February 2009
  • Professor of Welsh Politics (Personal Chair), Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, 2007 – January 2009
  • Reader (with special responsibility for teaching through the medium of Welsh), Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2005 – 2007
  • Senior Lecturer (with special responsibility for teaching through the medium of Welsh), Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2000 – 2005
  • Lecturer (with special responsibility for teaching through the medium of Welsh), Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1993 – 2000
  • Welsh Medium Tutor, Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1991 – 1993

Honorary Positions

  • Elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Science, 2012
  • Elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, 2011
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow, School of Social and Political Science, Edinburgh University: October 2009 – October 2010; Since 2012

Fellowships/Visiting Positions

  • Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, October-December 2016.
  • ESRC Constitutional Change Knowledge Exchange Fellow, 2015-16
  • Guest Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Norsk Utenrikspolitik Institutt), Oslo, February 2001 – September 2001; September 2006 – September 2008.
  • Guest Researcher at the Political Science Department (Institutt for Statsvitenskap), University of Oslo, February 2003 – September 2003.

Publications

2020

2019

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • Hobden, S. and Wyn Jones, R. 2010. Marxist and critical theories of international relations. In: Baylis, J., Smith, S. and Owens, P. eds. The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. 5th ed.. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 130-146.
  • Scully, R. and Wyn Jones, R. eds. 2010. Europe, Regions and European Regionalism. Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Wyn Jones, R. and Scully, R. 2010. Introduction: Europe, regions and European regionalism. In: Scully, R. and Wyn Jones, R. eds. Europe, Regions and European Regionalism. Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-15.
  • Wyn Jones, R. and Scully, R. 2010. Conclusion: Europe's persisting regions. In: Scully, R. and Wyn Jones, R. eds. Europe, Regions and European Regionalism. Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 239-245.
  • Wyn Jones, R. and Scully, R. 2010. Devolution and the people of Wales. In: Stolz, K. ed. Ten years of Devolution in the United Kingdom: Snapshots at a Moving Target. Arbeitskreis deutsche England-Forschung Vol. 62. Augsburg: Wissner-Verlag, pp. 129-146.

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1997

  • Wyn Jones, R. and Hobden, S. 1997. World-systems theory and its critics. In: Baylis, J. and Smith, S. eds. World Politics: an Introduction to international Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 125-145.

1996

1995

Teaching

Masters teaching (PGT)

I convene the Masters programme on Welsh Politics and Government and also convene and teach on the core module titled 'Contemporary Welsh Politics'

Doctoral students (PGR)

I have extensive experience in supervising doctoral students (see Supervision section) and am very happy to consider further applications.

My current principal research interests are contemporary Welsh politics, territorial governance in the UK and nationalism. During my career so far I have published 7 books as well as dozens of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. In recent years I have been working on two soon-to-be-published books, one on the political impact of Englishness (written with Ailsa Henderson) and the other on the criminal justice system in Wales (written with Rob Jones.)

Research awards

Include the following:

  • Principal Investigator, ‘Welsh Election Survey 2019,’ ESRC (ES/ T01556X/1). Sum awarded £64K
  • Co-investigator ‘Wales Fiscal Analysis’ project, since 2018: jointly funded by Welsh Local Government Association, SOLACE and the Welsh Government. Sum is £50,000 per annum
  • Principle investigator for ‘Justice and Juridiction’ 2018-2020: ESRC & Welsh Government. Sum awarded £150,000 
  • Co-investigator, ‘2016 Welsh Election Study’, ESRC: £226,615
  • Awarded ESRC Constitutional Change Knowledge Exchange Fellowship, 2015-16: £51,500
  • Principal investigator for ‘Wales in a Changing Union’ (a WGC/IWA/Cymru Yfory research and engagement project), Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust: £80,000, 2013-14; £50,000, 2012.
  • Principal investigator for ‘Wales in a Changing Union’ (a WGC/IWA/Cymru Yfory research and engagement project), 2012-2014, Nuffield Trust: £150,000
  • Co-investigator ‘Welsh Referendum Study 2011,’ ESRC. Sum Awarded £81,043. Award No. RES062231983
  • Co-investigator ‘Welsh Election Survey 2011,’ ESRC. Sum Awarded £89,203, Award No. RES062232625.
  • Co-investigator, Research to Support the All-Wales Convention, Welsh Assembly Government, 2008 : £100,000
  • Principal investigator 2007 Welsh Election Survey, ESRC. Sum awarded £43,147. Award No. RES062230513
  • Co-principal investigator to HEFCW for ‘Wales and the World’, September 2003-2006. Sum awarded £999,472.
  • Principal investigator to the ESRC for funding for two Welsh Electoral Surveys in 2001 and 2003. ESRC grant of £274,984.00 awarded in July 2000. Award number L219 25 2042.

Supervision

I have extensive experience of PhD supervision am happy to consider applications from prospective students across the range of my research interests, including:

  • Welsh politics pre and post-devolution, including in comparative perspective
  • Political thought in Wales, including in comparative perspective
  • Territorial politics across the UK
  • Nationalism

Do feel free to get in touch.

Past projects

Acting as primary or joint primary supervisor I have supervised the following PhD students to successful conclusion:

  • Non Gwilym (ESRC fellowship holder)
  • Rebecca Jones (ESRC fellowship holder)
  • Dafydd Trystan (ESRC fellowship holder)
  • Paul Williams (ESRC fellowship holder)
  • Pinar Bilgin (Departmental Award Holder)
  • Elin Royles (ESRC fellowship holder – awarded PSA Walter Bagehot Prize for the best thesis in the area of Government and Public Administration 2004-05)
  • Emily Charette (ORS award –awarded PSA Lord Bryce Prize for Best Dissertation in International Relations/Comparative Studies for 2005-2006)
  • Columba Peoples (Departmental Award Holder – awarded BISA Thesis Prize for Best Dissertation in International Relations 2006-2007)
  • Ted Parry
  • Mustafa Kucuk (Turkish government scholarship holder)
  • Owain Llŷr ap Gareth
  • Patrick Carlin (funded by the Welsh Language Board)
  • Huw Lewis (ESRC fellowship holder)
  • Douglas Jones
  • John Glyn (funded by the Welsh Language Board)
  • Julie Wilhelmsen (University of Oslo)
  • Adam Evans (President’s Scholarship)
  • Robert Jones (President’s Scholarship)
  • Fran Dickson (President’s Scholarship)
  • Nye Davies