Stuart Fox: 2019 Dillwyn medal for Social Sciences, Economics and Business

Dr Stuart Fox and Dr Luke Sloan, both from Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, were awarded the Dillwyn medals for Social Sciences, Economics and Business this year.

Dr Fox was awarded the medal for his work on the study of political and civic attitudes and behaviour, which uses social surveys and quantitative research methods. His work has considered young people’s political engagement, specifically during the EU Referendum and Brexit, and the 2017 general election. His recent work has also explored youth volunteering, and specifically whether it can help to engage more young people with politics and reduce inequalities in turnout, and he has worked with the Welsh Government’s Task and Finish Group on volunteering funding. 

On receiving the award, Dr Fox said:

“The life of an early career researcher can be extremely challenging and unpredictable, and it is immensely gratifying to see such hard work recognised. I am extremely grateful to my colleagues for nominating me and providing invaluable support and guidance throughout my academic career, and I look forward to continuing to work with them to help develop the next generation of social researchers in Wales.”