Robin James Smith, Jesse Heley and Ian Stafford
Robin James Smith
Dr. Robin Smith is a researcher with WISERD based in the Cardiff University School of Social Science where he completed a BSc/Econ, MSc, and PhD. His doctoral thesis comprised a qualitative analysis of Cardiff Bay and his current ethnographic research is with a number of 'urban patrols'. He has a sustained interest in urban sociology, social theory, and the study of everyday life.
Dr. Jesse Heley is a research associate for the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) where he is currently contributing to a program of research concerning Welsh localities, economy, and policy. He previously completed a BA, MA and PhD at the University Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences. With a particular interest in rural geography, he was also a research assistant on a project sponsored by the Commission for Rural Communities entitled 'Rural People and the Land; a Case for Sustainable Connections'.
Dr. Ian Stafford is a research associate with WISERD policy team. Prior to joining WISERD he worked for two years at the University of Bristol on the ESRC-funded research project 'English Regionalism: Rhetoric or Substance? Evaluating Decision Making Procedures for Regional Funding Allocations' (RES-061-23-0033). He also worked on the Board of Celtic Studies funded research project ''Public Policy and Wales-only Legislation: A Study of Transport Policy' at Swansea University, where he also completed his doctoral thesis on the impact of devolution on the policy making process Scotland and Wales, using broadband and innovation policy as case studies.