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Cultural Participation Research Network meeting, 22nd June 2017

What would a Cultural Participation Research Network look like, and why should we have one?

Posted on 17 July 2017 by WISERD

Dr Eva Elliott and Dr Ellie Byrne introduce The Cultural Participation Research Network, which was established in June 2017 with help from Cardiff University’s Strong Communities, Healthier People Flagship Engagement Project. The network aims to bring a range of individuals and organisations together in Wales to develop a programme of research around cultural participation and what it
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Little girl with mother and grandmother - image credit: iStock

‘It’s bringing new life in’ Teenage parents and inter-generational values of family life

Posted on 30 June 2017 by WISERD

WISERD was joined by Dr Sally Brown from Edinburgh Napier University for the latest Civil Society Seminar, which looked at teenage pregnancy and intergenerational relations. Read her blog to discover more about the findings from her qualitative interviews with teenage mothers and mothers-to-be from different generations. The paper I gave recently at WISERD stems from my
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Just how much of a problem is cyberbullying in Wales?

Posted on 13 January 2017 by WISERD

Young peoples’ social media usage on the rise Amongst young people social media has been consistently growing in popularity over the past ten years. EU Kids Online’s research on young people’s use of digital media across 25 European countries suggests that from 2005 to 2010 internet use increased from 70 to 93 per cent amongst
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Public Engagement: a liberating experience

Posted on 1 June 2016 by WISERD

Public engagement used to be something I shied away from but in the past month I have taken part in two public engagement events to present the work of the IDEAL study and even discussed them on BBC Radio Wales.  In the past I worried about how to translate research to the public in a
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A radical agenda for social innovation

Posted on 24 May 2016 by WISERD

WISERD/CRESC Civil Society Colloquium 18th and 19th May 2016, Cardiff As part of the WISERD Civil Society programme, WISERD and CRESC jointly organised an international colloquium on 18th and 19th May at Cardiff University for academics, policy makers and civil society organisations involved in Social Innovation (SI) initiatives. As an international event the colloquium was
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What’s in a name? How family carers understand dementia

Posted on 24 February 2016 by WISERD

The ‘Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020’ focuses on the need to improve the public’s awareness of dementia; one common misconception about dementia is that it is a normal part of ageing. Another area identified in the report is the need to improve diagnosis rates, with current figures indicating that only 59% of those estimated
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