Morgan Davies-Walker

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Morgan Davies-Walker

Morgan joined the Arad team in 2021. His research and evaluation interests include arts and culture, education, Welsh language policy and community regeneration.

Whilst studying Human Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Morgan majored in the anthropological method of ethnography with a minor in sociological methods of qualitative and quantitative research. During the final year of his undergraduate degree, he completed a 12-month independent ethnographic research project which analysed the experiences and perspectives of LGBTQ+ people living in rural areas of Wales – the first research of this kind to take place in Wales. Morgan is an elected scholar of King’s College, Cambridge and has won awards for achieving the highest exam results in his final year cohort.

Equipped with experience in conducting in-depth qualitative research through the medium of Welsh and English, Morgan has thus far undertaken analysis of qualitative responses on projects including the evaluation of schools’ preparations to implement the new Curriculum for Wales and an evaluation of the Childcare Offer, both on behalf of the Welsh Government. He is also involved in Arad’s evaluation of ScreenSkills’ Future Film Skills programme and has conducted fieldwork across Wales on behalf of the National Theatre of Wales.


Eluned Glyn

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Eluned Glyn

Eluned is a researcher, who joined Arad in 2015. She has extensive experience of co-ordinating and conducting fieldwork including focus groups, consultations and case studies with members of the public, public bodies and third sector organisations. She has recently been analysing and collating data for consultation responses on the legislative proposal to remove the defence of reasonable punishment for Welsh Government. She has also been conducting interviews, supporting and analysing data for Wales Arts International’s Evaluation of their International Opportunity Fund. She has recently been conducting interviews with heritage and culture organisations for the Evaluation of Cultural Ambition for Creative and Cultural Skills.

She supported and conducted interviews for a series of case studies with community energy projects for the Smart Energy Future for Rural Areas report for Smart Energy GB. She has also worked on an evaluation of Farming Connect for Welsh Government, which provides help and guidance for farming businesses in Wales.

Eluned is a fluent Welsh speaker and is equally comfortable conducting interviews in Welsh or English. Before joining Arad, Eluned worked as a school administrator in a Welsh-medium secondary school.


Kara Stedman

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Kara Stedman

Kara joined Arad as a researcher in 2021. Before joining Arad, she had six years’ experience of conducting desk-based research, surveys, interviews and quantitative and qualitative analysis. Kara has worked on various research projects for both the public and private sector, including projects for Business Wales, Save the Children, Qualifications Wales and many local authorities across the UK.  

 

Kara has worked on a number of large-scale mixed methods research projects including consultations on inpatient mental health services for NHS commissioners in East Sussex and the Liverpool private renting scheme consultation. Part of Kara’s previous role was leading the data processing team which involved designing code frames and theming large amounts of data. Kara also previously worked for Swansea University where she undertook quantitative and qualitative research with students and academics to improve student experience. She has a Master’s degree in Social Science where she took modules in childhood studies and research methods with children and young people.  

 

Kara is currently working on the the evaluation of the ESF Progress for Success training for the Welsh Government and the Evaluation of the Playworks Holiday Project 2021/22, undertaking and supporting on interviews with local authorities and providers. She is also supporting Early Years Wales carry out a sector pay and retention survey.