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:

David Palomera

Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

David Palomera is a policy consultant and researcher at the Institute of Government and Public Policy, Autonomous University of Barcelona. He holds a PhD with the title "Social Care and Welfare State Residuality: An Empirical Approach to Long-term Care and Childcare Services, Institutions, and Outcomes". He also 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. Additionally, he actively participates in several Spanish associations, analyzing and proposing progressive economic and social care policies.

Lea Graff

VIVE, Denmark

Lea Graff is Senior Research Analyst at VIVE – The Danish Center for Social Science Research and PhD fellow in social work and social policy at Oslo Metropolitan University. Her research area is local health and social care provision focusing on how new care and governance ideologies and the structural and organizational frameworks for care provision influence daily care work. She participates in several international care research networks and has published a number of articles and book chapters on elder care, primarily reablement.