CWPS-WISERD December Newsletter

Happy holidays and season greetings from the CWPS-WISERD team! 

Our academic elves have been busying themselves throughout the new term and we are pleased to be able to share our newsletter with you. Here you’ll find some exciting stocking fillers to start your holidays, including the 2021 CWPS report, upcoming events, news and links to published papers.


ECR/PGR Virtual Writing Retreat
9-13 January 2023 
This event provides an opportunity for postgraduate and early career researchers whose work involves studying Wales (broadly defined – all disciplines are welcome) to get some dedicated writing time – with the added bonus of heaps of support and resources to spur you on! Find out more here

The CWPS 2021 Annual Report 

The Annual Report is intended to give you a flavour of CWPS activities during 2021, this includes links to published papers, seminar recordings and updates on our research.

Mug of Research 

Dr Amy Sanders has created a series of bitesize videos aimed at practitioners that share her research on the relationship between the voluntary sector and Welsh Government in the time that it takes to have mug of tea. Watch them all here

Published papers


Congratulations to Dr Anwen Elias on being appointed as a Fellow of the Institute of Welsh Affairs.

Double congratulations are in store for Dr Amy Sanders who was awarded the Campbell Adamson Memorial Prize for the Best Paper at Voluntary Sector and Voluntary Research (VSVR) Annual Conference, and in addition, Dr sanders was one of the recipients of the Audrey Jones Memorial Award for her PhD research.


IMAJINE Scenarios presented to EU Cohesion Policy Conference. Read the full story here.

Strengthening Welsh democracy discussed at media conference. Read the full story here.

New chapters for CWPS-WISERD academics on language policy and planning. Read the full story here.

Panel and networking event –Reimagining Welshness: New & Emerging Research. Read the full story here.

New paper highlights the impact of industrial transformation in rural areas. Read the full story here.

New paper on ‘Refugees, race and the limits to rural cosmopolitanism’ in Wales and Ireland. Read the full story here.

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