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Dr Wendy A. Booth

Research Fellow and WP5
Areas of expertise
Community cohesion and social psychology approaches; ethnocultural empathy and tolerance; social policy; education, and structural inequalities.
University of South Wales
Creative Industries

Dr Wendy Booth is Research Fellow at the University of South Wales. Her main research interests are community cohesion, tolerance and ethnocultural empathy in relation to education policy in the context of multicultural societies. In 2019, she won the University of South Wales Student Research Impact Award for her PhD research in schools.

Wendy has worked as a lecturer, module leader and researcher at the University of South Wales since 2012. She has been conducting scoping research on diversity training for professionals within public services to support young people, having secured HEFCW funding. Previous research includes the evaluation of the Family Skills project on alleviating poverty through education as part of a University of South Wales tender; exploring the experiences of Roma families, and collecting qualitative interview data for the Sexual Exploitation Advocacy Support Service (SEASS) project.

Wendy also works as a research and education consultant, and recently produced a joint research report with Intri Insights on greening university campuses for the British Council in Algeria, to be shared at COP26.

In addition, she is currently developing resources for teachers on education for sustainable development and global citizenship, and is a children’s book author.