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About Senedd Research

Senedd Research is an expert, impartial and confidential research and information service designed to meet the needs of Members of the Senedd and their staff. We have substantial knowledge of policy in Wales and an unrivalled expertise in understanding the information needs of Members.

Picture of the Senedd interior, this is the headline image for the section with information About the Service  

Senedd Research provides specialist parliamentary support to all 60 Members of the Senedd and Senedd Committees. We are completely independent of the Welsh Government.

Senedd Research consists of:

  • four research teams providing specialist advice on specific areas of policy
  • a Financial Scrutiny Unit providing advice on Senedd finance, budgets, taxation and interpreting statistics
  • specialists providing advice on the Senedd, the constitution, UK and EU legislation, elections and referendums
  • a Library providing a full range of reference and information services.

You can access a range of research briefings and information produced by Senedd Research from this website and our blog, In Brief.

  • Sign up to In Brief to receive email alerts about our latest blog posts and publications relevant to Senedd Business
  • Follow us on Twitter @SeneddResearch

Our publications are primarily aimed at Members of the Senedd, and may also be of interest to external organisations and individuals.

Providing an effective research service requires us to have access to up-to-date information from external organisations and individuals with knowledge and expertise in relevant subject areas. If you would like further information about our work, or you have publications you think would be useful to our researchers, please use the contact details below:

Research Service | National Assembly for Wales

Senedd Research
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

For more information about our service:

Research Service | National Assembly for Wales

Head of Senedd Research                                          

Kathryn Potter
0300 200 6587


External and Constitutional Affairs




Providing specialist advice on the Senedd; devolution; the UK constitution; legislation; European Affairs including the EU's institutions; Brexit; governance; subordinate legislation; elections and referendums; international affairs and international trade.

Nia Moss
European Adviser and Research Team Leader, Constitutional Affairs.
0300 200 6313



Economy, Communities and Local Government




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

Ben Stokes
Research Team Leader
0300 200 6294



Education and Lifelong Learning



Providing specialist advice on children and young people,  education and lifelong learning.

Sian Thomas
Research Team Leader
0300 200 6291



Environment and Transport




Providing specialist advice on transport; energy; environment; planning; agriculture; fisheries; rural development; sustainable development; forestry;  marine and inland waters.

Andrew Minnis
Research Team Leader
0300 200 6314



Financial Scrutiny Unit 




Providing specialist advice on Senedd finance and budgets; taxation; local government finance and general statistics including methods and sources.

Martin Jennings
Research Team Leader
0300 200 6306



Health and Social Policy




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

Sarah Hatherley
Research Team Leader
0300 200 6318







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

Stephanie Wilson
Head of Library
0300 200 6299






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