Timo Fleckenstein is an Associate Professor of Social Policy, having joined the Department of Social Policy in 2008 after completing his DPhil at the University of Oxford. He is currently the Programme Director of the MSc Social Policy (Social Policy and Planning), and he convenes an undergraduate course on “Comparative and International Social Policy” and a postgraduate course on the “Politics of Social Policy”.
Timo is a political scientist by training and specialises in the comparative analysis of welfare states with a regional focus on Western Europe and East Asia. He has a particular interest in labour market and family policies. His research has been published in leading Politics and Social Policy journals (such as World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of European Social Policy, Social Policy & Administration, and Social Politics). He is very much interested in enquiries from potential PhD students to work on topic in his areas of interest.
Timo supervises doctoral studies in areas including:
Comparative political economy, comparative social policy, family policy, labour market policy, policy-making process.