Keynote speakers

Professor Mary Daly, Oxford University: Changing Care Provision in Europe: Conceptual and Other Challenges

Mary is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Oxford University. Her research interests and expertise are international in scope, focused on the analysis of social policy with a particular interest in family, gender, care/social care and poverty.

Publications include the very influential article The concept of social care and the analysis of contemporary welfare states, 2003, British Journal of Sociology, with Jane Lewis and more recently Policies on Family Support and Parenting Support in a Global Perspective, in Eydal. G. and Rostgaard, T. (forthcoming) Handbook on Family Policy, Elgar; Daly, M. and Ferragina, E. (2017) Family policy in high-income countries: Five decades of development, Journal of European Social PolicyDaly, M. and Kelly, G.  (2015) Families and Poverty: Everyday life on a low income. Bristol: Policy Press.

Professor Bent Greve, Roskilde University: Social investment: Good for all in need of care?

Bent is Professor in Welfare State Analysis at the Department of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University. He has a broad interest in comparative welfare state analyses, with a recent focus in particular on social investment in long-term care, as part of the EU project SPRINT.

Bent has authored the books Technology and the Future of Work. The impact on Labour Markets and Welfare States, 2017, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar and Happiness, 2011, Routledge. Bent is also the editor of Long-term Care for the Elderly in Europe: Development and Prospects, 2016, Routledge as well of the widely consulted Handbook of the Welfare State, 2018, Routledge.

Professor Martin Knapp, London School of Economics and Political Science: Economics and priority-setting

Martin is Professor of Social Policy in the Department of Health Policy as well as director of the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), London School of Economics and Political Science. He has also been Director of the NIHR School of Social Care Research since 2009. His research interests include community care and long-term care policy, informal care, dementia, health economics and policy.

Martin’s contributions to the field stretch back to the publication of The Economics of Social Care in 1984, and the influential Care in the Community from 1992. Recent publications include Brimblecombe, Pickard, King and Knapp (2018) Barriers to Receipt of Social Care services for Working Carers and the People they Care For in Times of Austerity, in Journal of Social Policy, and Kingston, Robinson, Booth, Knapp and Jagger (2018) Projections of multi-morbidity in the older population in England to 2035: estimates from the Population Ageing and Care Simulation (PACSim) model, in Age and Ageing.