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Research Profile

Dr Luke Sloan 

Career Profile

Luke joined the Cardiff School of Social Science (SOCSI) in January 2011. Prior to this he was a Research Fellow in Leadership and Governance at the Plymouth Business School (University of Plymouth) where he was tasked with leading the creation of the Unit for Innovation in Business Methods – an interdisciplinary group focused on promoting the use of advanced methods.

Luke was appointed as a Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at SOCSI with responsibility for delivering numeric methods across the school at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also involved in redesigning the methods curriculum and researching the pedagogical implications of teaching quantitative techniques and student engagement.

Luke has been involved in research projects across a plethora of disciplines within and outside of academia including Education, Geography, Politics, Sociology, Marketing, Public Policy and Social Work. He is particularly interested in the application of quantitative methods in all areas and the sharing of good practice and methodology between academic subjects.

Luke is also the editor of the Cardiff School of Social Science Working Papers Series.

Teaching Profile


  • SI0124 – Introduction to Social Research Methods (Stage 1)
  • SI0030 – Social Research Methods (Stage 2, Convenor)
  • SI0131 – Dissertation (Stage 3)


  • SIT008 – Research Design and Practice (MSc)*
  • SIT095 – Collection and Analysis of Quantitative Data II (MSc, Convenor)*

* Modules on the MSc Social Science Research Methods (ESRC 1+3)