Dr Kelly Buckley

Senior Research Fellow


Senior Research Fellow – InFuSe 


I lead the research team working on the InFuSe programme, which aims to demonstrate how new skills, tools and different ways of thinking can help solve shared regional challenges by taking a collaborative approach. It aims to develop new tools and methods that public servants taking part in the Programme can take on and use to improve future service delivery – creating efficiencies, saving money or improving the impact of service delivery for the people who use and deliver them. My role is develop a research strategy for the programme and deliver a portfolio of research to demonstrate its impact. 


I worked in Cardiff University research centres DECIPHer and CASCADE on various projects looking at young people, relationships and domestic abuse. Before joining Cardiff University I was a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Gender at Bath Spa University. I have also worked in research roles in the third sector, including domestic abuse charity Safelives and Shelter Cymru.

Outside of Work 

I like all things fitness and training, and also enjoy walking and running (when it’s not raining!). My guilty pleasure is Reality TV, usually something like Love Island or Below Deck, or true crime documentaries.