About Senedd Research


We are a research and information service based in the Senedd.

We provide politically impartial research to Members of the Senedd, their staff and Senedd Committees. This helps Members answer questions from constituents and supports them in scrutinising the Welsh Government’s legislation and policy.

We publish our research in a number of formats, from short articles and longer briefings to interactive maps which contributes to an open and well informed debate in Wales.

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Senedd Research


Library and Digital Team

Providing a reference and information service including official publications; newspapers; periodicals; e-resources and monitoring services.

Delivering digital services including publishing; systems; data science; data visualisation and mapping.

Economy, Communities and Local Government Team

Providing specialist advice on the economy; local government; housing; social justice; welfare; equal opportunities; voluntary sector; culture; museums and libraries; Welsh language; local government, public services, regeneration and trade.

Education and Lifelong Learning Team

Providing specialist advice on all aspects of education and lifelong learning, including schools; further and higher education. Support on policies aimed at and affecting children and young people.

Environment and Transport Team

Providing specialist advice on transport; energy; water policy; climate change; environment; sustainable development; planning; agriculture; food and forestry; marine and fisheries; and animal welfare.

External and Constitutional Affairs Team

Providing specialist advice on the Senedd; devolution; the UK constitution; legislation; elections; European affairs; international affairs; international trade; immigration; equalities and human rights.

  • European Adviser and Research Team Leader: Nia Moss
  • Telephone: 0300 200 6313
  • Email: Nia.Moss@Senedd.Wales
Financial Scrutiny Unit

Providing specialist advice on Welsh finance; taxation; budgets and accounts; fiscal devolution; local government finance; and general statistics including methods and sources.

Health and Social Policy Team

Providing specialist advice on health policy and health services; social care and social services; children's health and wellbeing; domestic violence; social security; older people; sport and recreation;  and community safety.