Chairs and Management Team

The Transforming Care Network and Conference Series is coordinated by two chairs

Prof. Costanzo Ranci

Polytechnic of Milan, Italy

Costanzo Ranci is Professor in Economic Sociology at the Politecnico of Milano, where he chairs the Social Policy Lab. He has been advisor of many Italian institutions including the Ministry of Social Affairs and the National Institute of Social Security. His current research is focused on social investment policies; long term care policy; school segregation. He has published many books and scientific articles on welfare, social vulnerability, long-term care policy. He is the co-editor of the Transforming Care book series at Policy Press. Among his publications are: Ranci, C., Pavolini, E. (eds) (2012) Reforms in Long-Term Care Policies in Europe. Investigating Institutional Change and Social Impacts, New York, Springer.

Prof. Tine Rostgaard

Stockholm University, Sweden and Roskilde University, Denmark

Tine Rostgaard is Professor at the Institute of Social Work at Stockholm University and Professor at Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University. Her research field is comparative analysis of social care for children and older people. She currently conducts research into reablement, a new approach to active care for frail older people and have initiated ReAble – an international research network on reablement in long-term care for older people. She is the co-editor of the Transforming Care book series at Policy Press. Publications include Eydal, G.B. and Rostgaard, T. (eds.) (2018) ‘Handbook in Child and Family Policy’, Elgar and Eydal, G. & Rostgaard, T. (eds.) (2014) ‘Caring fathers in the Nordic welfare states - Policies and practices of contemporary fatherhoods’. London: Policy Press. or

The management team is also composed by:

Dr Chieh-hsiu Liu

National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan

Chieh-hsiu Liu is a consultant geriatrician at the National Cheng Kung University Hospital in Taiwan, where he serves as Deputy Director of research and education division of the preparatory office for geriatric hospital. In addition to his medical background, Chieh-hsiu holds an MSc in Health Policy and Management from the National Taiwan University, and a DPhil in Social Policy at the University of Oxford. His doctoral thesis, ‘Care going public? Ideas and politics of Taiwan’s elder-care reform’, examines long-term care policy continuity and change in the past two decades in the context of East Asian familialist regimes. His main research field is focused on comparative long-term care policy, innovation and evaluation of integrated health and care programmes for older people, and carer-friendly healthcare and policies.

David Palomera

Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

David Palomera is a PhD Fellow at the Institute of Government and Public Policies, Autonomous University of Barcelona. His PhD is titled "Investment, organization and inequalities in public care infrastructures: four papers on welfare residualism”, which investigates recent developments and innovations in social care policies in Spain and Denmark. He holds a BSc in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University and a double MSc degree in Economics from Warwick University and Lund University. He has worked as an independent consultant on long-term care and community action for various public and non-profit organizations. He also participates in different Spanish associations that analyse and propose progressive economic and social care policies.