Cognitive sciences

Mirain Rhys

Member since 2023

Occupation: Senior Lecturer, Psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University

My main motivation for wanting to join the UK Young Academy is to further reach and collaborate with different audiences within my field to work together towards tackling social inequality.


Mirain Rhys is a senior lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s School of Psychology. She joined the department in 2016 after working in research for a number of years. Her expertise span the fields of Education and Bilingualism. Her current research interests lie in the development/ transition of the Welsh language within education, the community and the home and how this compares with other international examples of minority language populations. Mirain has recently returned from a 12 month secondment with the Knowledge and Analytical Services team at Welsh Government as a Senior Research Officer working on Welsh language research.


  • Critical thinking skill development in education
  • Cross-cultural and international education
  • Culture loss
  • Education - responsibilities and influences
  • Education, ages 5-11
  • Evidence based governance
  • Lifelong learning
  • Misinformation and disinformation
  • Social change
  • Societal impact of research