Our new ESRC Research Centre, the Centre for Care, is recruiting 12 new full time research staff. These positions are now closed.

The Centre for Care is a new research centre established following a highly competitive process run by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Based at the University of Sheffield, the Centre for Care has been awarded over £10 million for its initial five years to address the urgent need in the UK for new and accessible evidence on care. The Centre’s focus includes experiences of providing and receiving care across the life course; the networks, communities and systems that affect people who need care and support; the causes and consequences of inequalities in care; and the workforce changes needed to secure quality care for the future.

We invited candidates with a demonstrable interest in understanding and researching social care to apply for our 12 new researcher posts, based at the Universities of Sheffield (six posts), Birmingham (three posts), Oxford and Kent and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (all with one post each).

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More about the Centre for Care

Watch Professor Sue Yeandle introduce the new Centre for Care here:

The Centre for Care is a multi-disciplinary ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funded Centre (2021-2026), set within an extensive UK and international research network spanning 12 institutions in 8 countries. Its overarching objective is to provide new data to guide decision-making and practice in care, asking: How does care reinforce or redress inequalities? How does it play out in time and space for individuals or families living complicated, unpredictable lives? What could be done differently, for whose benefit and how?

The Centre for Care comprises Director Professor Sue Yeandle and a team of 16 co-investigators in multiple disciplines at five UK universities (Sheffield, Birmingham, Kent, Oxford and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), at national charities Carers UK, National Children’s Bureau and Social Care Institute for Excellence, and at the Office for National Statistics.

Watch introductions by some of the Centre for Care Co-Investigators here:

Professor Shereen Hussein

Professor Catherine Needham

Professor Majella Kilkey

Dr Kate Hamblin

Dr Rebekah Luff

Professor Matt Bennett

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