Centre for International Research on Care, Labour & Equalities

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We are now accepting poster abstracts for CARE: challenges and solutions for a sustainable future.


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CIRCLE’s Flagship Programme,

Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems

Established in 2006, CIRCLE – the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities  is a Faculty of Social Sciences research centre conducting research, evaluation and consultancy on contemporary policy, practice and theoretical issues and debates on topics in three main areas: care, labour and equalities.

The Sustainable Care: connecting people and systems programme is CIRCLE’s major research programme, undertaken with an ESRC award for the period 2017 to 2021.

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Who We Are

CIRCLE is led by Director Professor Sue Yeandle, and comprises team of researchers working collaboratively across disciplines relevant to care and caring and to paid and unpaid work in diverse contexts, conducting studies which aim also to explore issues of equality, diversity, difference and fairness. Our multidisciplinary team includes professors, lecturers, researchers, PhD students and collaborators, plus CIRCLE’s dedicated research manager and administrator.

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Research areas within the Sustainable Care Programme:

Care ‘In’ and ‘Out of’ Place

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CIRCLE and CIRCLE members regularly debate and discuss our research topics and latest findings on care, labour and equalities in the media, with partners and at events and conferences. Keep up to date with our latest news.

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