The Sustainable Care team is committed to supporting the development of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) linked to the programme worldwide. Our capacity-building strategy aims to build future scholarly expertise in the study of sustainability and wellbeing in care. Many universities in our partnership have linked their PhD students and emerging researchers with ours, forming an international early career scholar network on sustainable care, supported by our Senior Team and Partners.

Care and wellbeing: tensions, trade-offs and transformations
The University of Sheffield, 30th March 2020

as part of  the next Sustainable Care conference;

Connect with our International ECR Network

To connect with the Sustainable Care Early Career Network, please fill out our contact form, email or join us at one of the following:

 Attend our ECR symposium linked to our 2020 conference

Our next conference, CARE: Challenges and Solutions for a Sustainable Future, will be held 1st-2nd April 2020 in Sheffield, UK. On Monday 30th March 2020, we are hosting an ECR symposium on Care and Wellbeing: Tensions, Trade-Offs and Transformations. The symposium will provide a forum for ECRs to discuss their research and ways in which it moves forward our identification of these tensions, explores their implications for care stakeholders, and envisioning envisions transformative social policies that promote more sustainable care outcomes. Theoretical advancements, methodological challenges and directions will be part of the discussion. PhD students attending this symposium will be able to register for the main conference at a reduced rate.

go to the Early Career Researcher pre-conference page
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Forthcoming masterclasses on related topics

Led by our Director of Capacity Building, Professor Norah Keating,the Sustainable Care team is planning masterclasses linked to international conferences, in areas relevant to the Sustainable Care programme.
For more information, click on the links below:

23-27 October
IAGG- Asia Oceania Regional Congress
Taipei, Taiwan

Pre-conference Master class on Older Workers

(sponsored by Global Social Issues on Ageing, IAGG)

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Meet the Sustainable Care team at international conferences

Throughout the year, SCP team members attend various national and international conferences. You can find an up-to-date list of conferences team members plan to attend on our events page. Please email Kelly ( to find out more, or to set up a meeting at one of these events.

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Collaborative Workshops

The Sustainable Care programme has over 40 policy and practice, and international academic partners. From time to time, we host workshops or events in conjunction with our partners. We have already hosted workshops in:












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Visit the team at the University of Sheffield

Sustainable Care is part of the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE), a Faculty of Social Sciences research centre at the University of Sheffield. We are happy to host researchers in CIRCLE for short or longer-term research visits by prior arrangement. Past visitors have used their visits to plan joint activities with the team such as joint comparative publications, develop international networks and take part in Sustainable Care workshops and other activities.

If you are interested in finding out how you can visit CIRCLE at the University of Sheffield, please email

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