Dr Alex Plows
Independent Researcher and Consultant:
Ymchwiliwr a Ymgynghorydd Annibynnwr.
“Alex has a wealth of experience in providing social and economic research within the North Wales region and has worked extensively in the areas of regional regeneration and sustainable development… Alex has already uncovered a range of interesting insights”
Shaping The Future
I have wide-ranging expertise in the field of regional sustainable development with a particular focus on Wales. I also have expertise in public engagement, for example public engagement with science and technology, and community engagement with climate change initiatives. I provide a range of services including:
- Provision of Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) resources
- Provision of tailored briefings and overviews
- Primary qualitative research (eg interviews, focus groups) and analysis
- Desktop research including policy reviews and Secondary Data Analysis
- Project evaluation
- Project delivery
- Public and community engagement advice, methods and initiatives
I have a background as a sociologist and have substantive methodological expertise. I am a fluent Welsh learner. Mwy gwybodaeth yn y Cymraeg yn fuan!
I am expert in qualitative research methods and associated data management programmes, and in Secondary Data Analysis (SDA), for example SDA of labour market statistics. I am highly experienced in providing and presenting information and findings to a wide range of audiences and in many different formats. These range from user-friendly factsheets through to policy briefings and research reports, and academic papers.
I work for a range of public, private and Third Sector clients, for example providing Labour Market Intelligence for the Menter Mon project Shaping The Future.
I have over 14 years experience as an academic including working as a Research Fellow for the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) and as a Research Fellow for the Centre for the Social and Economic Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen).
Please contact me for further information.