Sue Yeandle, BA (Hons), PhD, was appointed Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield in October 2015. Sue is Director of CIRCLE (Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities) in the University’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Principal Investigator for the ESRC Large Grant-funded Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems programme, and founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Care and Caring, a journal of The Policy Press, established in 2017.
Sue brought CIRCLE to the University of Sheffield in 2015 from the University of Leeds, where the centre was based from 2006 to 2015. Her research and scholarship across her career has focused on the relationship between work and care, on how social and employment policies affect how women and men manage caring roles and responsibilities throughout the life course, and on the role of technology in supporting older and disabled people, carers and their networks. She also specialises in comparative international analysis of care arrangements and evaluating the impact of carer support initiatives. Sue has led over 40 externally funded research projects and has published widely on care, caring, gender and work. She participates in many international collaborations, including some funded through the Worldwide Universities Network.
Sue’s career has included periods at the Universities of Durham, Swansea, Nottingham Trent, Sheffield Hallam and Leeds, and as a government researcher. She has held visiting positions at universities in Australia, Canada, Finland and Northern Ireland. Sue is honoured to have worked closely with Carers UK for over 15 years, of her many connections to the carers’ movement around the world, and to be a regular advisor to governments and parliamentarians on social care and carers.
Sue’s published books include:
- Combining Paid Work and Family Care: Policies and Experiences in International Perspective (2013) T Kröger & S Yeandle, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Policy for a change: local labour market analysis and gender equality (2009) S Yeandle, Bristol: Policy Press.
- Cash for Care in Developed Welfare States (2007) C Ungerson & S Yeandle, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Other recent publications include:
- ModernGov article May 2018
- Work-Care Reconciliation Policy: Legislation in policy context in eight countries, Sue Yeandle with Katherine Wilson and Madeleine Starr, March 2017
- 2017 ‘Caring More Than Most’ Full Report
- 2017 ‘Caring More Than Most Executive Summary
- Eldercare Policies in East Asia and Europe: Mapping Policy Changes and Variations and their Implications (2017) I Peng & S Yeandle, UN Women Discussion Paper Series, No. 19, New York.
- Older Workers and Care-giving in England: the Policy Context for Older Workers’ Employment Patterns (2017) S Yeandle & L Buckner, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 32: 303–321.
- Researching Telecare: the Importance of Context (2017) K Hamblin, G Fry & S Yeandle, Journal of Enabling Technologies, 11 (3): 75-84.
- Care and Caring: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Societal Issue of Global Significance (2017) S Yeandle, Y-C Chou, M Fine, M Larkin & A Milne (2017), International Journal of Care and Caring, 1 (1): 3-26.
- Carers and Social Inclusion (2016) P Hill, B Cass, S Green, S Yeandle, C Thomson, M Raven, M Wong & L Buckner, Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Australia.
- Keeping in Touch with Technology: Using Telecare and Assistive Technology to Support Older People with Dual Sensory Impairment (2016) K Hamblin, E-R Koivunen & S Yeandle, Sheffield: University of Sheffield
- From Provider to Enabler of Care? Reconfiguring local authority support for older people and carers in Leeds, 2008-2013 (2016) S Yeandle, Journal of Social Service Research, 42 (2), 218-232.
- Caring for our Carers: an International Perspective on Policy Developments in the UK (2016) S Yeandle, Juncture, 23 (1): 57-62.