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Dr Alison Green

Profile summary

Professional biography

Although an economist by trade, much of my research is in equal opportunities and social policy. A research methods specialist, particularly quants.

Currently part of a £7million Civil Society research centre with Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (

Located in Wales at the Cardiff Office.

Teaching interests

Economic policy, quantitative analysis, research methods.

Impact and engagement

Currently involved in running a series of research methods workshops for the 3rd sector in Wales, as part of capacity building under WISERD grant.


Street Pastors in the Night-Time Economy: harmless do-gooders or a manifestation of a New Right agenda? (2019-01-14)
Johns, Nick; Green, Alison; Swann, Rachel and Sloan, Luke
Safer Communities, 18(1) (pp. 1-15)

Understanding same-sex marriage as equality, but with exceptions (2016-07-01)
MacBride-Stewart, Sara; Johns, Nicholas and Green, Alison
Families, Relationships and Societies, 5(2) (pp. 229-245)

Street pastors as substitutes for trust in the context of plural policing (2015-10-12)
Swann, Rachel; Green, Alison; Johns, Nick and Sloan, Luke
Safer Communities, 14(4) (pp. 168-182)

When is positive action not positive action? Exploring the conceptual meaning and implications of the tie-break criterion in the UK Equality Act 2010 (2014-01-02)
Johns, Nick; MacBride-Stewart, Sara; Powell, Martin and Green, Alison
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 33(1) (pp. 97-113)

Religion, public policy and equalising opportunities (2012-10-08)
Green, Alison; Barton, Adrian and Johns, Nick
Critical Social Policy, 32(4) (pp. 517-535)

Diversity in the British NHS: the business versus the ‘moral’ case (2012)
Johns, Nick; Green, Alison and Powell, Martin
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 31(8) (pp. 768-783)

Cornish ethnicity and undercounting: utilising the 2001 England and Wales Census to develop an accurate measurement methodology (2012)
Husk, Kerryn and Green, Alison
Methodological Innovations Online, 7(2) (pp. 1-12)

'Controlling God in the UK: the vexed question of political accountability and faith based groups. (2011-09)
Barton, Adrian; Johns, Nick; Hyde, Mark; Green, Alison and Squire, Greta
Journal of Politics and Law, 4(2) (pp. 3-12)

Liberty, national security and the Big Society (2011-06)
Green, Alison; Johns, Nick and Rix, Mark
Sociological Research Online, 16, Article 19(2)

Equality, equal opportunities and diversity: obfuscation as social justice (2009)
Johns, Nick and Green, Alison
Equal Opportunities International, 28(4) (pp. 289-303)

Technical inefficiency in manufacturing industries (1991-05)
Green, Alison and Mayes, David
The Economic Journal, 101(406) (pp. 523-538)

Estimation of technical inefficiency in manufacturing industry (1991)
Green, Alison; Harris, Christopher and Mayes, David
Applied Economics, 23(10) (pp. 1637-1647)

Trust and Substitutes for Trust: The Case of Britain Under New Labour (2012-04-01)
Johns, Nick and Green, Alison
European Political, Economic, and Security Issues
ISBN : 978-1-61324-846-1 | Publisher : Nova Science Publishers | Published : Huntington, NY

New Labour: trust, equality of opportunity and diversity (2009)
Johns, Nick and Green, Alison
In: Johns, Nick and Barton, Adrian eds. Evaluating the Political Achievement of New Labour Since 1997: Social Policy and Public Trust
ISBN : 0-7734-4695-8 | Publisher : Edward Mellen Press | Published : London

Street pastors as substitutes for trust (2011-07)
Green, Alison and Johns, Nick
In : Social Policy Association Annual Conference 2011 (4-6 Jul 2011, Lincoln, UK)