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Emeritus and visiting research staff

Billis, Dr David –  Emeritus Reader in Social Policy
Contact details: d.billis@lse.ac.uk 

Blair, Debbie- Visiting Fellow
Research interests: Research interests include early childhood development ; the interaction between the parents and children in determining future educational and health outcomes ; the productivity of time use. I just finished a year working as researcher in experimental behavioural economics in the University of Chicago.
Contact details: d.blair@lse.ac.uk

Brennan, Professor John –  Visiting Professor
Research interests: Higher education and social change: processes of social transformation and reproduction; the impact of higher education on students; the changing academic profession; the regional impacts of universities; knowledge societies; regulatory and governance issues; higher education and social inequality.
Contact details:  j.brennan3@lse.ac.uk

Carrier, Dr John–  Emeritus Researcher
Research interests: About to begin research into the background to Convelescent homes in the UK; their decline and alternative provision, and the law underpinning the duties of health and social service administrations to provide a convalescent service.
Contact details: j.carrier@lse.ac.uk

Craig, Dr Ian -  Visiting Professor in practice

Research interests: Comparative educational policy, systems development and leadership, particularly related to the crossover between policy and practice, and basic/compulsory education.
Contact details: i.craig1@lse.ac.uk 

De-Graft Aikins, Professor Ama –  Visiting Senior Fellow
Contact details:  a.de-graft-aikins@lse.ac.uk

Downes, Professor David -  Emeritus Professor of Social Policy

Research interests: Causes, character and consequences of mass imprisonment in the USA, comparative trends in crime, inequality, the regulation of drug use, welfare services and criminal justice. 
More information:
 LSE ExpertsMannheim Centre for Criminology
Contact details:

Glennerster, Professor Howard -  Emeritus Professor of Social Policy
Associate, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion

Research interests: The economics and finance of health education and long term care and other aspects of social welfare; the allocation of resources between areas; the history of social policy; the comparative study of social policy especially in respect to the United States 
More information: LSE Experts
Contact details: h.glennerster@lse.ac.uk

Harwin, Professor Judith- Visiting Professor
Contact details: j.harwin@lse.ac.uk

Hemerijck, Professor Anton- Centennial Professor in the Department of Social Policy

Research interests: Comparative research on the welfare state across rich European democracies. Read more here (PDF)

Contact details:  A.C.Hemerijck@lse.ac.uk

Janeja, Dr Manpreet- Visiting Fellow
Contact details: m.k.janeja@lse.ac.uk

Langford, Dr Chris -  Emeritus Reader in Demography

Research interests: Fertility in Britain and Greece; influenza pandemic, 1918-19; mortality, Sri Lanka; marriage patterns; general demography.
More information: LSE ExpertsPopulation at LSE
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Lewis, Professor Jane- Emeritus Professor of Social Policy

Research interests: History of social policy in the UK, particularly gender, family, health and social care and voluntary organisations; gender and social policy; family policy, particularly childcare; and comparative Western European gender and family policy.
More information: LSE Experts
Contact details: j.lewis@lse.ac.uk

Macnicol, Professor John -  Visiting Professor

Research interests: Age discrimination, ageing and social policy, retirement, pensions. Poverty, social exclusion and the history of the 'underclass' idea.  Professor Macnicol has recently been awarded a two year Leverhulme fellowship for a project entitled 'From "Underclass" to "Social Exclusion"'.
More information: Curriculum Vitae   (PDF)
Contact details: j.macnicol@lse.ac.uk  

Orsini, Dr Chiara –  Visiting Fellow
Contact details:  c.orsini@lse.ac.uk

Piachaud, Professor David- Emeritus Professor of Social Policy

Research interests: The relationship between social and economic goals and policies. Inequality, poverty and social security.
More information: LSE Experts
Contact details: d.piachaud@lse.ac.uk

Torry, Dr Malcolm- Visiting Senior Fellow

Research interests: The reform of the benefits system, and particularly the desirability and feasibility of increased coverage of unconditional and nonwithdrawable benefits; the characteristics and management of religious and faith-based organisations.
More informationCurriculum Vitae
Contact detailsm.n.torry@lse.ac.uk

Wilson, Dr Gail - Emeritus Reader in Social Policy
Research interests: Ageing; ethnicity; migration; health and social services; and gender.  Recent projects include covert resistance in intergenerational oppression; the secondary analysis of life histories of pioneer geriatricians in UK (with Professor Joanna Bornat, Open University); ethics in qualitative research; and the contribution of migrant doctors to the NHS. 
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Yang, Nanjoo-Visiting Fellow
Research interests: Care and social care policy, particularly the relationship between unpaid care and long-term care insurance system in Korea; policy implementation in social service policy; the role of non-profits in delivering social welfare services. 
More information: Curriculum Vitae
Contact details: n.yang6@lse.ac.uk


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