MA in Global and International Social Policy - Course team
The course team includes junior and senior faculty recognised around the world for their research in policy and practice. Their skills complement each other allowing the department to offer a wide range of modules and dissertation supervision options.
Dr Kevin Farnsworth: Course Leader. Researches the impact of class interests, especially business and labour organisations, on global, world-regional and national social policy formation.
Dr Zoe Irving: Researches comparative Social Policy. She is also co-convenor of the International and Comparative Social Policy Group (ICSP) of the Social Policy Association and associated web site (http://www.globalwelfare.net).
Dr Majella Kilkey: Researches comparative gender analysis at the interface of paid work, care and welfare; international migration, including migration policies and migrants’ labour market and family experiences; families and social policies; Europeanization; and globalisation. She is an Executive Member of the UK Social Policy Association, and co-editor of Social Policy Review, a joint publication of the SPA and The Policy Press.
Dr Mark Tomlinson: Researches poverty and deprivation (measurement and impacts); child poverty and well-being; labour markets, skills and training; the relationships between social, innovation and industrial policy; socio-economic indicators; advanced multivariate methods (such as Structural Equation Models, panel regression, neural networks)
Dr Alexandra Kaasch