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Dr Alex Plows (Bangor University) produced a report to contribute to the evidence base for the future scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s approach to developing the north Wales economy. The project gathered evidence on:

  • The opportunities and threats for jobs and growth presented both within north Wales.
  • The interventions required to exploit these opportunities to the fullest.
  • Models of international comparative/best practice in regional and cross-border development.
  • Thoughts on alternative, complementary economic approaches/developments.

An In Brief blog post that summarised Dr Plows' findings was published in July 2017.  Her full report is available here (PDF, 862.19 KB).



Dr Catrin Hedd Jones (Bangor University) provided an evidence base for the future scrutiny of the Welsh Government's policies and programmes, and services for people living with dementia and their carers.  In particular she gathered evidence on:

  • Dementia and its impact on health inequalities.
  • The evidence of effective and efficient spending commitments, identifying examples of best practice in dementia care across Wales and Internationally in line with the principles and actions set in the WHO Global Action Plan on Dementia (2017-2025).

Dr Hedd Jones produced two research papers: Access to dementia services for bilingual (Welsh and English) residents (PDF, 3,496KB), and Global and National perspective on Dementia (PDF,  3,383KB).




Dr Gareth Enticott (Cardiff University) provided an evidence base for the future scrutiny of the Welsh Government's emerging 'refreshed' programme of Bovine TB eradication.  The project reviewed and gathered evidence on the following three elements (work packages):

  • The opportunities for different governance models to contribute to tackling bovine TB in Wales.
  • The lessons that can be learned from successful international bovine TB eradication schemes.
  • The challenges facing the veterinary profession in light of the UK's decision to leave the European Union and its potential implications for bovine TB in Wales.

Dr Enticott produced the following research papers: Bovine TB in Wales: governance and risk (PDF, 843KB) and Brexit implications for Bovine TB in Wales (PDF, 378KB). Academic Research Paper published in April 2019. 



Professor Nick Perdikis (Aberystwyth University) produced a report investigating the question: what is the likely impact of the UK's departure from the EU on the Welsh economy, including impact on the key sectors. 

This covers a range of plausible Brexit scenarios, such as the "no deal", or trading on WTO‑terms option, and membership of the European Economic Area.

Professor Perdikis published the following report (PDF, 1.991Mb) outlining the findings.



Professor Ann John (Swansea University) has produced information and briefing on suicide and self-harm to help the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee evaluate the effectiveness of the Welsh Government's prevention strategy "Talk to me 2" in 2018.

Publications so far include Suicide Information Database-Wales (SID-Cymru).




Dr Victoria Jenkins (Swansea University) considered the implications of Brexit for Environmental Law in Wales. 

In particular she is considered how the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (SMNR) approach might be used as a lens through which to explore the most appropriate means of dividing sustainable land management power between Wales and the UK after Brexit in the interests of ecosystems resilience.

The project will take as its starting point the Area Trials that were carried out to inform the new legislation on SMNR.  These trials provide some indication of the priorities for action on SMNR in these regions. Dr Jenkins produced the research report A New Perspective on UK Common Frameworks: the opportunities for the Sustainable management of Natural Resources in Wales (PDF, 1,313KB).





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