Dr Andrea Wigfield
Deputy Director (CIRCLE)
I have 20 years experience of successfully generating external research income for social research and evaluation projects. I have managed over 50 research projects working previously at Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and more recently as Director of an independent research centre, the Policy Evaluation Group.
My research expertise and interests are in the broad areas of labour and equalities, particularly around gender, age, race, religion and/or belief and socio-economic status/social class. I have been particularly keen during my research career to link academic research with practical application and policy implementation and have a strong interest in related policy developments. My research falls into three distinct categories: researching the needs of marginalised communities, particularly in terms of labour market access and progression and business development; evaluating policies designed to assist marginalised communities; developing and implementing training programmes and initiatives designed to assist marginalised communities into work or to set up in business. I was responsible for developing a measurement framework for good relations for the Equality and Human Rights Commission between 2009 and 2010.
I have a wide range of teaching experience, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, primarily in social research methods, gender and applied sociology/social policy.
I have supervised PhD students to completion in the areas of community based regeneration and social quality.
Wigfield, A. & Turner, R. (2007) Community Regeneration - The Pioneer Way, Sheffield: Consortium of South Yorkshire CVS Organisations
Yeandle, S, Phillips, J, Scheibl, F & Wigfield, A (2004) Line Managers and Family-Friendly Employment: Roles and Perspectives , Bristol: Policy Press
Crompton, R, Dennett, J, and Wigfield, A (2003),
Organisations, Careers and Caring, Bristol: Policy press
Wigfield, A. (2001) Post-Fordism, Gender and Work: Restructuring in the Nottinghamshire Clothing Industry, Aldershot: Ashgate.
Wigfield, A. & Turner, R. (2010) Good Relations Measurement Framework, report no. 60, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission
Wigfield, A. (2008) Attitudes towards work amongst Pakistani and Bangladeshi women in West Yorkshire, Bradford: Learning and Skills Council Yorkshire and Humber.