Current Academic Fellows

Published 15/12/2020   |   Last Updated 16/12/2020   |   Reading Time minutes

Find out about the academics who are currently working with Senedd Research as part of the Academic Engagement Scheme

2020 Academic Fellowship Scheme


Dr Mitchel Langford (University of South Wales) will examine potential impacts of on-going changes to financial services provision on local communities across Wales. Following on from the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee’s recent inquiry into Access to Banking in Wales, this fellowship will utilise sophisticated spatial analysis techniques to report on current and recent changes in geographical accessibility to financial services. This will result in an evaluation of which areas and their occupants are potentially most impacted by any future changes to the physical banking infrastructure.

Key objectives include informing Members of the Senedd about:

  • current geographical patterns in levels of access to in-branch banking and ATM facilities across Wales; and,
  • the potential impacts of recent and future reductions in service provision on local communities.