About the Contributors
Pete Alcock is Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of Birmingham and Director of the ESRC Third Sector Research Centre. He has been teaching and researching in social policy for over thirty years. He has written widely on social policy, the voluntary sector, social security, poverty and social exclusion, and anti-poverty policy.
Hilary Arksey is a consultant and freelance researcher. Her main research interests lie in the area of community care, particularly informal or family care-giving. She has both published extensively in this area and undertaken studies for governmental and other agencies.
Rob Baggott is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Health Policy Research Unit at De Montfort University, Leicester. He is the author of many publications on health policy. His research interests include health care reform, public health, and patient and public involvement.
Marian Barnes is Professor of Social Policy in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton. Her main areas of research include: user involvement and user movements, public participation, citizenship and new forms of democratic practice, policy and practice interfaces, mental health, older people, carers, and care ethics. She has written widely in these areas and has undertaken participative research with service users and carers.
Saul Becker is Head of the School of Sociology and Social Policy and Professor of Social Policy and Social Care at The University of Nottingham. His main research interests include informal family care (particularly children who are carers – ‘young carers’), vulnerable children and their families, and research methodology in social policy. He has published extensively in these areas).
Fran Bennett is Senior Research Fellow (half time) in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. Her interests include social security policy, gender issues, and poverty, income distribution, and participation. She is also an independent consultant, writing on social policy issues for the UK government, European Commission, NGOs, and others.
Alice Bloch is Professor of Sociology at City University London where she teaches in the areas of migration, forced migration, race and ethnicity, and research methods. Her research interests are in the areas of migration, forced migration, and asylum policy.
Catherine Bochel is a principal lecturer in Policy Studies in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Lincoln. Her research interests include participation, the policy process and local government, on which she has published widely. She teaches on a range of policy-related courses.
Hugh Bochel is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Lincoln where his teaching includes the impact of ideology on social policy, social difference, and understanding and analysing the policy process. His wide-ranging research interests across social and public policy come together around concerns with the policy process and the politics of welfare.
Edward Brunsdon is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy and CHASM at the University of Birmingham. His research and publication interests include: pension policy and asset management, occupational welfare, and human resource management.
Michael Cahill is Reader in Social Policy at the University of Brighton. He is the author and editor of a number of books on social policy and the environment and has written on new approaches to the study of social policy. His most recent work has been on transport and social policy.
Claire Callender is Professor of Higher Education Policy both at Birkbeck and the Institute of Education, University of London. Her research has focused on issues about student funding and finances in higher education and she has published widely on these topics. Her research has informed the deliberations of government-commissioned inquiries into student funding.
John Clarke is a professor of Social Policy in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University. His research and writing has explored questions of welfare reform, both in the United Kingdom and internationally. He has written extensively about the impact of managerialism and consumerism on the transformation of welfare states and public services more generally. He has a continuing interest in the role of ideas, knowledge, and discourses in
the politics of welfare reform.
Jochen Clasen is Professor of Comparative Social Policy in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh where his teaching centres on European social policy and the political economy of the welfare state. He has researched and written widely in the areas of social security, labour market policy, and cross-national analysis of welfare states, particularly across European countries.
Bob Coles is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of York. He has a long-standing interest in youth policy and developed a degree specializing in children and young people at York. He helped establish youth policy as a subarea within social policy and developed links between policy, research, and practice. His research has focused on vulnerable young people.
Guy Daly is Professor and Dean, Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences at the University of Derby. His areas of research include local governance, social care, and housing policy, including research for DWP, ODPM, local authorities, and health service organizations.
Howard Davis is Director of The Local Government Centre, Warwick Business School, at the University of Warwick. He has long experience of advising on and/or evaluating local government and local public services including
projects on ageing society/later life and on governance, performance, innovation, and inspection.
Alan Deacon is Professor Emeritus of Social Policy at the University of Leeds. He has written widely on welfare reform in Britain and the United States, and was a member of the ESRC Research Group on Care, Values, and the
Future of Welfare.
Hartley Dean is Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. Before his academic career he had worked as a welfare rights worker in one of London’s most deprived multicultural neighbourhoods. His principal
research interests stem from concerns with poverty and social justice.
Peter Dwyer is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Salford. His main research and teaching interests are in social citizenship and international migration and welfare. Key themes explored in this work include, the changing mix of welfare provision, conditionality, and membership. He has published a wide range of books and articles on these issues.
Nick Ellison is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. Research and teaching interests include welfare politics, welfare state change, and the impact of ‘globalization’.
Jane Falkingham is Professor of Demography and International Social Policy and Director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton. Her research interests include demographic change and its
implications for well-being, poverty, and health and span in both developed and developing countries, with a particular focus on Central Asia and the United Kingdom.
Tony Fitzpatrick is a reader in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham. He has published many books and articles dealing with the relevance to social policy of new technologies, environmentalism, and social democracy, among other social and political theories.
David Gladstone is currently Honorary Visiting Fellow in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol. An historian by training, his teaching and research interests are in aspects of, and the interrelationship, between-British social policy past and present. He has authored and edited several books, collections of documentary sources, and book series.
Jon Glasby is Professor of Health and Social Care and Director of the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre (HSMC). A qualified social worker by background, he leads a national programme of
research, consultancy and teaching to support more effective inter-agency working between social care and the NHS.
Caroline Glendinning is Professor of Social Policy in the Social Policy Research Unit, University of York and Associate Director of the School of Social Care Research. Her research interests are in adult social care, informal care, and comparative long-term care policies. She has published widely in these and other areas.
Howard Glennerster is Professor Emeritus of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has specialized in research on the finance and economics of social policy and its post-war
history. He has made a special study of social policy in the United States where he spent several sabbatical periods at American Universities. He has published widely on the history and finance of the British welfare state.
Jackie Gulland is Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling. Her research and teaching interests include socio-legal studies, citizens’ disputes with the state, social security policy, ageing, and disability. Before entering academia, she worked in the voluntary and local authority sector as a welfare rights adviser and trainer.
Linda Hantrais is Emeritus Professor in the European Social Policy in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations at Loughborough University. She has served on a number of European committees as expert adviser. Her main research interests are in international comparative research theory, methodology and practice, with particular reference to socio-economic change and social and family policy in European.
Bernard Harris is Professor of the History of Social Policy at the University of Southampton. In addition to the history of social policy, he has also conducted research into different aspects of the history of health, height, morbidity, and mortality and has edited book series in the history of medicine and the relationship between gender and well-being.
Tina Haux is a senior research officer in the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. Her research interests include family policy, lone parents, welfare-to-work, comparative social policy, policy design, and microsimulation.
Michael Hill is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy of the University of Newcastle and a Visiting Professor in the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics. His research interests range
from policy-making, public policy processes and current developments in welfare benefits and services to comparative social policy, on all of which he has published widely.
John Hills is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics. His research interests include the distribution of income and wealth, the distributional effects
of public policies, pensions and social security more generally, housing finance and the impact of social policies across the life cycle. He has written on the evolution of social policies and their impacts in different phases over the past three decades and on inequality.
Chris Holden is Senior Lecturer in International Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York and Honorary Lecturer in Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has published widely on the relationships between the global economy, international trade, transnational corporations and health and social policy.
Shona Hunter is RCUK Academic Fellow in Governance in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. Her research and teaching interests span a range of critical social policy. She is particularly interested in the reproduction of white masculinities and femininities in welfare arrangements.
Rana Jawad is Lecturer in Social Policy in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research at the University of Kent. Her main research and teaching interests are the role of religion in social policy and social policy in
Middle Eastern Societies. She has a special interest in social policy in the Arab countries and Islamic welfare on which she has published widely.
Jeremy Kendall is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent. His research and teaching interests include the social policy process; social care, especially on
older people; civil society and the third sector, especially theory and policy, international comparisons, and the role of the European Union. He has published a wide range of books and articles on these areas.
Patricia Kennett is Reader in Comparative Policy Studies, Head of the Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research and Co-ordinator of the research programme on Comparative and International Policy Analysis in the School
for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol. Her research and teaching interests include international comparative social policy, with a particular focus on Europe and East Asia, governance, citizenship and social policy, global
political economy and public policy, and cities, housing and social change.
Hilary Land is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol. She has had a long-standing interest in family policies using both historical and comparative perspectives as well as
in feminist theories and social policy. She is currently studying changes in how responsibilities for both child-care and elder-care are shared between the generations as well as between men and women.
Ruth Lister is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University and a member of the House of Lords. Her main research interests are poverty, citizenship, and gender.
Stephen McKay is Professor of Social Research at the University of Birmingham and Director of their ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. He conducts research on poverty, inequality, family change, and the effects of social security policies. Much of his research involves quantitative analysis of large-scale datasets.
Suzi Macpherson is Research Manager with the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Her interests focus on equality and social justice, particularly the relationship between socio-economic inequality and identity inequality
critical interests. Her chapter has been written in a personal capacity.
Kirk Mann is a senior lecturer in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds University. His research interests are in: the relationship between social divisions and welfare, including occupational and fiscal welfare; and policies
aimed at activating older people, retirement rights and pensions on all of which he has published widely.
Nick Manning is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology, and Director of the Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham. His recent research interests include unemployment, poverty, ethnicity and health in
Russia and Eastern Europe, and medical sociology and mental health policy. He has written books on health care, social problems, and comparative social policy.
Gabrielle Mastin is currently undertaking a PhD in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds University. Her research explores care services for older people and their role as users in setting service provisions.
Margaret May is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy and CHASM at the University of Birmingham. Her research interests include employment policy, occupational welfare, human resource and welfare service management, and comparative social policy.
Jane Millar is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Bath and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research. Her research interests include social security and tax credits; family policy and the policy implications of family change;
poverty and social exclusion; gender and social policy; international comparative research.
David Mullins is Professor of Housing Policy at the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) and leads the Housing Stream research for the Third Sector Research Centre. He has published widely on housing policy in the
United Kingdom, specializing in the role of housing associations, including the first evaluation of stock transfers from local authorities.
Alan Murie is Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Birmingham, and has been a leading contributor to housing research and policy debates for more than twenty years. His research interests
include the privatization of public housing, the residualization of social rented housing, differences within the home ownership sector, and changing demand for housing in the United Kingdom.
Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy at the London School of Economics where he teaches sociology and criminology to undergraduate and postgraduate students. His major areas of research interest
concern policing and security, youth justice, and comparative criminal justice and penal policy.
Robert M. Page is Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy in the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham. His main current research interest is in the political history of the British welfare state since 1940.
Richard Parry is Reader in Social Policy in the School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh where he teaches on Scottish, UK, and European social policy and on public policy and management. His major
research projects have been on the role of the Treasury in social policy, the impact of devolution on the civil service throughout the United Kingdom, and a cross-national comparison of public sector employment.
Ruth Patrick is a postgraduate research student at the University of Leeds. Her research interests include welfare-to-work, disability, citizenship theory, and qualitative longitudinal methods. She is currently conducting research
into the lived experiences of welfare reform.
Lucinda Platt is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Education, University of London and Director of the Millennium Cohort Study. She has published widely in the areas of ethnic inequality and child poverty, and is particularly interested in longitudinal analytical approaches. She also leads the ethnicity strand of Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study.
Martin Powell is Professor of Health and Social Policy in the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham. His main research interests and publications are in the areas of historical and geographical aspects
of social policy, health policy, new social democracy, partnerships, decentralization, and equality.
Mark Priestley is Professor of Disability Policy and Director of the Centre for Disability Studies (University of Leeds) and Scientific Director of the Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED). He teaches disability
studies and has published extensively in the disability policy field. His current research focuses mainly on disability policies in the European Union and its Member States.
Carol Propper is Professor of Economics at Imperial College and Professor of the Economics of Public Policy at the University of Bristol. She is also a founding member of CMPO, Bristol University and Research Associate at the CEPR. Her research interests include the use of market and financial incentives to enhance quality,
productivity, and innovation in health care and the long-term impact of children’s health on
later life outcomes.
Tess Ridge is a senior lecturer of Social Policy at the University of Bath. Her main research interests and publications are in childhood poverty and social exclusion, especially from the perspectives of children themselves. She also has a keen interest in the role of policy, especially welfare and economic support, in the lives of children and families.
Karen Rowlingson is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham and also Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM). Her research interests lie in the financial security of
individuals, families, and households including: assets and asset-based welfare; poverty, wealth and inequality; social security policy; financial capability, inclusion and education.
Rob Sykes is Principal Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics at Sheffield Hallam University. He teaches courses on public policy, globalization, and international politics and society both in
the United Kingdom and in Hong Kong. He has published in the areas of globalization and social policy, and European studies.
Peter Taylor-Gooby is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Kent. He chairs the British Academy’s New Paradigms in Public Policy programmes and directed the ESRC Social Contexts and Responses to Risk and
Economic Beliefs and Behaviour and the EU Welfare Reform and the Management of Societal Change programmes. He has published widely on theoretical approaches, cross-national comparative issues and social attitude
Athina Vlachantoni is Lecturer in Gerontology in the Centre for Research on Ageing at the University of Southampton. Her research interests combine the areas of ageing, gender, and social policy.
Anne West is Professor of Education Policy in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also Director of the Education Research Group. Her research focuses on education
policy, in particular market-oriented reforms in schools and their impact on equity, financing education and accountability. She has published many articles in the field of education policy.
Noel Whiteside is Professor of Comparative Public Policy at the University of Warwick where she teaches historical perspectives on developments in British and European welfare. Her recent research has focused on urban
public services in late nineteenth century European cities and on the current crisis and Europe’s pension systems (Her most recent books cover the pension crisis in Britain and European employment policy.
Sharon Wright is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Stirling. Her interests include poverty in the context of inequality and wealth, social security and governance. Her recent research focuses on in-depth studies of welfare reform and the implementation of employment services, comparing the United Kingdom with other European countries and Australia.
Nicola Yeates is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology at the Open University. She has researched and extensively published on global social policy, care migration and social protection, and has
worked with the International Social Security Association, the World Bank, UNICEF, UNRISD, and UNESCO.