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Professor Daniel Wincott

Professor Daniel Wincott

Position: Head of School
School: Law

Tel: +44(0)29 2087 4177
Fax: +44 29208 74097
Ext: 74177

PA: Janet Donovan


Daniel Wincott took up the Blackwell Law and Society Chair at Cardiff Law School in September 2008.  He became Head of Cardiff Law School in 2013. Following the School’s merger with the Department of Politics and International Relations, he has been Head of the Cardiff School of Law and Politics since 2014. Professor Wincott moved to Cardiff from a Chair in European and Comparative Politics at the University of Birmingham and earlier held positions in Law and Politics at the Universities of Leicester and Warwick.  He has held an Honorary Professorial Fellowship in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. 

Professor Wincott's research interests include: devolution and territorial governance; European integration, especially in the areas of social policy and law; comparative welfare state theory and analysis. His most recent books are The Political Economy of European Welfare Capitalism (Palgrave 2012, co-author with Colin Hay), Citizenship after the Nation State (Palgrave 2013, co-editor with Ailsa Henderson and Charlie Jeffery) and Exploring the 'legal' in socio-legal studies (Palgrave 2015, co-editor with David Cowan). He is a co-investigator on the ESRC WISERD/Civil Society research programme (funded to the tune of some £7 million).

Daniel Wincott is on the editorial board of the Journal of Law and Society and was Managing Editor and then full Editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies.  He is Chair of Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre and serves as a Member of the Management Group of the Wales ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. Professor Wincott Chairs the Advisory Group for the ESRC initiative “The UK in a Changing Europe” and has been a member of the Research Committee of the ESRC since 2015.