Can you Get There From Here?

New research for ColegauCymru examines whether current education provision supports social progression and resilience for young people from deprived communities. The report addresses the issues through a series of ‘lenses’, including economic, social, delivery and spatialDOWNLOAD


Llandovery Deep Place Study

The latest Deep Place study, this time undertaken in the rural community of Llandovery, has now been published.  Undertaken during 2018-19, the study has attracted both local and national interest in the community and Wales.  


The central research question for the Llandovery Deep Place study remains the same as that asked in previous studies: What type of economy and society do we need to create in Llandovery to achieve economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability over the next generation? DOWNLOAD


Building a better Wales - lessons from Europe

Undertaken on behalf of ColegauCymru CollegesWales this report, which sets out to explore the relationship between higher level skills and economic resilience, examines how Wales can make the most of the knowledge and experience shared by other European countries. DOWNLOAD

On the Right Track?

A policy paper on the potential impacts of the Cardiff Capital Region Metrol proposals for the Federation of Small Businesses Wales. DOWNLOAD


Lansbury Park Estate

A ‘Micro’ Deep Place Study of the Lansbury Park estate for Caerphilly County Borough Council (with Professor Dave Adamson).

Anti-Poverty Strategy

An Anti-Poverty Strategy and Action Plan for Gwynedd County Borough Council (with Publicani Consulting).

Welsh Housing Legislation

An evaluation of the impact of Welsh housing legislation on the private rental sector for the Federation of Small Businesses Wales.

Schools and Poverty

A case study of Cefn Hengoed Community School, Swansea, as part of a review of schools successfully closing the poverty attainment gap for University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

The Cost of Living Crisis

I was pleased to be asked by the National Union of Students to undertake research and prepare a policy paper on the impact of the cost of living crisis on students.


Enabling Renewal

I was pleased to be part of the research team, which was assembled by ColegauCymru CollegesWales to consider the role of further education in ‘building better citizenship, occupations and business communities’.  This report represents a key output from our research. DOWNLOAD


Project Skyline

I was pleased to be part of the research team supporting Project Skyline, which sought to develop proposals around the transfer of large-scale public land assets to local community custodianship. DOWNLOAD


"Gammon, egg and chips in a pub night after night"

This report for ColegauCymru / Colleges Wales represents an important contribution to understanding the issues facing skills providers when seeking to meet the needs of SMEs. DOWNLOAD


All Around Us

The Pontypool Deep Place Study, undertaken on behalf of the Sustainable Places Research Institute at Cardiff University. DOWNLOAD


Tredegar Deep Place Study

The original Deep Place Case Study in Tredegar undertaken in 2014. DOWNLOAD


Torfaen Well-Being Assessment

Strategic support for Torfaen County Borough Council on the development of Torfaen Local Service Board’s Well-Being Plan in the context of the Well-Being of Future Generations Act.

Learning, Skills & Innovation

A review of Wales’ three Learning, Skills, and Innovation Plans for ColegauCymru / CollegesCymru.

Review of Well-being Assessments

A report commissioned by the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner into Public Service Boards, Well-being Assessments (with Netherwood Sustainable Futures).



Business Engagement and the City Deal

An evaluation of city-region business engagement mechanisms in the context of the City Deal negotiations for Cardiff City Council (with Publicani Consulting).


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