Dr Aelwyn Williams

Research Assistant, Public Health

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 1358

Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker


Aelwyn is an experienced researcher based at the Centre for Innovative Ageing since 2012, and currently works part-time at the Awen Institute at the University. He has previously worked as a researcher and in other roles in different sectors, and more recently as a research associate with the Wales Institute for Health and Social Care Research (WIHSC), University of South Wales, and in the private sector with Strategic Insight and others. He is completing doctoral research looking at the development of dementia supportive communities, from both an ageing and human geography perspective. He also has long-standing experience of working in the voluntary sector as a trustee and chairperson of a drug and alcohol agency in Cardiff, establishing the purpose-built Inroads Wellbeing Institute in 2014, and has many years’ experience of the Welsh broadcast and media sector, working with broadcasters such as BBC Wales and S4C.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Qualitative / ethnographic research methods
  • Ageing studies,
  • Dementia friendly communities
  • Gographical approaches to ageing
  • Social theory, including post-structuralist and non-representational approaches
  • Health literacy