Chris Taylor

Academic Lead, Education

Chris is the Academic Lead for the Education thematic research area in ADR Wales and Director of the WISERD Education Data Lab, working closely with the other thematic research areas. This theme is looking at how education and learners in Wales have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and how the use of administrative data can support policy makers in the recovery from this. Relatedly, Chris is the Wales lead in the ESRC International Public Policy Observatory that was established in response to the pandemic to mobilise and assess research evidence for policy makers across a wide range of public policy areas, including education. Chris is also the Academic Director of the Cardiff University Social Science Research Park (SPARK), a major new initiative to create a new community of researchers, businesses, public sector bodies and voluntary and community organisations, working together to tackle some of our most challenging societal issues.