Patrick is a social care policy researcher with over a decade of experience in the sector with a background in local government. Before joining the ESRC Sustainable Care team, he recently contributed to the European Commission’s 2018 peer review of Germany’s latest long-term care reforms. Patrick is a former Fellow of the King’s Fund, where he co-authored two key publications on social care for older people. Before the King’s Fund, he worked in policy development for The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), working with the Department of Health and Social Care, local authorities and NHS organisations on the implementation of the Care Act 2014.
Patrick says “The opportunity to take part in research that can positively impact policy-making in this vital area was too good to pass up. Under the guidance of Dr Catherine Needham, I’ll be comparing the care regimes which have emerged over the past twenty years in the UK’s four nations, situating them in an international context and suggesting ways in which they may diverge in the future. It is an enormous privilege to be working with such a diverse and talented team.”