The ESRC Sustainable Care Large Grant programme has established an Advisory Board to support its work in a way that will be useful for policy-makers, practitioners and service users as well as other academics.
Members were chosen to achieve a spread of knowledge and experience which can contribute to and support the Sustainable Care programme. They include representatives from relevant policy, practice, academic and research user arenas.
Members of the Advisory Board contribute to the success of the Sustainable Care programme by acting as its ‘critical friends’ and ‘ambassadors’; advising on its overall structure and priorities and providing a context for the programme’s work (e.g. by sharing information about relevant other work in progress or about policy or practice developments). The Advisory Board also helps with specific aspects (e.g. research design, impact, publication strategy) and keeps the programme focused on how findings are used and/or presented, as well as advising on how messages from the programme can be framed to reach policy-makers, practitioners, politicians, stakeholders and the general public.
The Advisory Board is chaired by Robert Anderson (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions).