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People

The Social Science Research Park (SPARK) involves academics and professionals from across the University.

Central contacts

Professor Chris Taylor

Professor Chris Taylor

Academic Director, SPARK

Email:
taylorcm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 76938
Sally O'Connor

Sally O'Connor

Programme Manager, Innovation Central

Email:
oconnors@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0305

Research centres and institutes

CASCADE: Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre

Professor Donald Forrester

Professor Donald Forrester

Director of CASCADE

Email:
forresterd@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8724

Crime and Security Research Institute

Elise Barker

Elise Barker

Centre Manager, Crime and Security Research Institute

Email:
barkere5@cardiff.ac.uk
Professor Martin Innes

Professor Martin Innes

Director, Crime and Security Research Institute and Director, Universities' Police Science Institute

Email:
innesm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 75307
Professor Alun Preece

Professor Alun Preece

Deputy Head of School, Professor of Intelligent Systems, Co-director of Crime and Security Research Institute

Email:
preecead@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4653
Professor Jonathan Shepherd

Professor Jonathan Shepherd

Emeritus Professor, Crime and Security Research Institute

Email:
shepherdjp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2074 4215

Data Innovation Institute @SPARK

Professor Roger Whitaker

Professor Roger Whitaker

College Dean of Research
Professor of Collective Intelligence

Email:
whitakerrm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6999
Professor Matthew L. Williams

Professor Matthew L. Williams

Chair in Criminology - School of Social Sciences, Director - ESRC Social Data Science Lab, Director - ESRC HateLab

Email:
williamsm7@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 2087 4853
Professor Pete Burnap

Professor Pete Burnap

Professor of Data Science & Cybersecurity

Email:
p.burnap@cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6249

DECIPHer: Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement

Professor Simon Murphy

Professor Simon Murphy

Professor in Social Interventions and Health, Director DECIPHer, Co-Director National Centre for Population Health and well Being Research, Lead for Public Health Improvement Research Network and the Schools Health Research Network

Email:
murphys7@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 79144
Dr Sara Jones

Dr Sara Jones

Centre Manager, DECIPHer

Email:
jonesasm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 79052

ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre

Professor David James

Professor David James

Professor of Sociology of Education

Email:
jamesdr2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0930

Public Policy Institute for Wales

Dan Bristow

Dan Bristow

Director of Policy and Practise, Wales Centre for Public Policy

Email:
bristowd@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0325

Sustainable Places Research Institute

Professor Terry Marsden

Professor Terry Marsden

Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, Director of Sustainable Places Research Institute

Email:
marsdentk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5736

Welsh Economy Research Unit

Professor Max Munday

Professor Max Munday

Director of Welsh Economy Research Unit

Email:
mundaymc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5089

WISERD: Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods

Professor Ian Jones

Professor Ian Jones

Civil Society Centre Director, WISERD

Email:
jonesir4@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 208 76662
Professor Chris Taylor

Professor Chris Taylor

Academic Director, SPARK

Email:
taylorcm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 76938

Y Lab

Professor James Lewis

Professor James Lewis

Co-lead and Academic Director, Y Lab

Email:
lewisj78@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 9874

Rob Ashelford

Co-Lead and Head of Y Lab (Programmes)

Email
rob.ashelford@nesta.org.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0127