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Alexandra Williams

Mrs Alexandra Williams

Research Programme Manager, WISERD

School of Social Sciences

+44 29208 79710
sbarc|spark, Room 3.38, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ


I provide strategic oversight, coordination and delivery of the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) research programmes and I lead the WISERD Hub Professional Services team located at Cardiff University.  This team supports WISERD researchers across the WISERD Universities and supports WISERD research and engagement deliverables across Wales and the UK.

Established in 2008, WISERD is a Social Science Research Centre which draws together social science researchers from a number of disciplines including sociology, economics, geography and political science. The Institute is based within five Universities in Wales: Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea, and works in partnership with other UK Universities.

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Cardiff University Roles

  • 2016-present: Research Programme Manager - WISERD,
  • 2014-2016: Project Manager - Masters in Educational Practice (MEP)
  • 2011-2014: International Research Network Administration Coordinator  - Network of Experts on Social Aspects of Education and Training (NESET)
  • 2009-2011: Research Training Administrator - Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD)
  • 2007-2009: Administrator - Cardiff International Academy of Voice

Education and qualifications

  • BA (Hons)  Geography, Exeter University
  • NVQ in Business Administration
  • Qualification in Leading and Managing Teams (Cardiff University/ILM)

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA)
  • Member of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA)

Committees and reviewing

Current: member of the School of Social Sciences People and Environment Committee

External profiles