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 Yeandle

Research and publications

Sue’s published books include:

Other recent publications include:

On Tuesday 22nd October 2019, Sue participated in a panel discussion held by the Social Market Foundation (SMF), supported by the Economic and Social Research Council- ‘Ask the Expert: How do we better support the UK’s older carers?’
You can watch the dicussion here-

Watch the discussion

Sue was also invited to participate on the SMF’s podcast after the event, choose a platform below to listen.


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