Dr Andrew Connell

Job title Research Associate
Organisation Wales Centre for Public Policy
Contact email andrew.connell@wcpp.org.uk

Andrew works primarily on the WCPP’s research programme, where he continues to be interested in the scope and use of policy powers in Wales (and by extension in devolved and small country governments more generally). He also contributes to our Welsh Government and public services work, drawing in particular on my practice background in housing and homelessness policy.

Andrew joined our predecessor, the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) in November 2015, working on an ESRC-funded project looking at the powers and policy levers available to the Welsh Government. We structured this project around two case studies of recent Welsh policy episodes- the reform of homelessness legislation in the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, and attempts to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol during the 2011-2016 Assembly- and we are now (February 2018) completing the outputs from it. Before joining the PPIW, Andrew taught at Cardiff Metropolitan University and at the University of York.

Andrew is able to work through the medium of Welsh and am currently undertaking the Tystygrif Sgiliau Iaith (Welsh Language Skills Certificate) of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.


Qualifications and professional memberships

PhD European Studies (Politics), Cardiff University

MSc Politics and Administration, Birkbeck, University of London

BA (Hons) Law, Cambridge University

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Tystysgrif Uwch mewn Cymraeg Ail-Iaith: Defnyddio’r Gymraeg

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Aelod, Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol