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ASCRU Team

Professor Julie Beadle-Brown (Kent)


j.d.beadle-brown@kent.ac.uk Julie is a Professor in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Kent and Professor in Disability at La Trobe University, Australia. Her research interests focus on deinstitutionalisation and development of community-based services service design and quality, person-centred active support and its implementation in services, quality of life for people with disabilities with a particular focus on people with intellectual developmental disabilities, and the exclusion of people with challenging behaviour from services.




James Caiels (Kent)


j.caiels@kent.ac.uk James is currently working on the Department of Health-funded Quality and Outcomes Research Unit programme. He is lead researcher on the Engagement strand. www.kent.ac.uk/sspssr/staff/pssru/pssru-research/caiels-james.html




Dr Javiera Cartagena-Farias (LSE)


J.F.Cartagena-Farias@lse.ac.uk Javiera is an economist that has worked across a spectrum of policy areas using several micro-econometrics techniques and policy evaluation methodologies. Based at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE, her research focuses on geographical inequalities in health, wellbeing and social care, and the economic evaluation of social care services. She is currently working on the analysis of local authority records to assess the effect of prevention strategies in long-term care and employs underused data to help provide information about the pressures facing the publicly-funded social care system in England. www.lse.ac.uk/cpec/people/javiera-cartagena-farias




Dr Francesco D'Amico (LSE)


f.d'amico@lse.ac.uk Francesco is an economist and an econometrician who is specialised in health and social care quantitative analysis. His research expertise includes micro-data analysis (including registry and administrative data), analysis of quality and efficiency, and cost-effectiveness analysis. His main research area is long-term care provision, and ranges from services for older people and for people with dementia to mental health services. Francesco holds an MSc in Quantitative Methods and a PhD in Econometrics and Empirical Economics from the University of Roma “Tor Vergata”. www.lse.ac.uk/cpec/people/francesco-damico




Dr Katerina Gousia (Kent)


a.gousia@kent.ac.uk Katerina is a Research Associate at the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS) and the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent. Her research interests are in the areas of applied microeconometrics, health economics, competition and regulation. www.kent.ac.uk/chss/staff/research/gousia.html




Helen Hayes (LSE)


h.hayes@lse.ac.uk Helen supports public involvement in ASCRU’s activities.




Dr Bo Hu (LSE)


b.hu@lse.ac.uk Bo is a research fellow based within the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE. Bo’s research focuses on the utilisation and financing of long-term care for older people. His research interests include: social determinants of long-term care utilisation, inequality in unmet long-term care needs, life outcomes of unmet needs, and healthy ageing from the life-course perspective. Bo uses a variety of quantitative methods (econometric analysis, structural equation modelling, and machine learning) in his research.
www.lse.ac.uk/cpec/people/bo-hu




Dr Gintare Malisauskaite (Kent)


g.malisauskaite@kent.ac.uk Gintare is a health economist within CHSS and PSSRU. Her current research interests include youth unemployment and consequences on health, well-being and poverty later in life; substitution between formal and informal care; determinants of delayed transfers of care; Better Care Fund evaluation; alcohol consumption habits in Eastern and Western Europe; health derived optimism measure in Europe. www.kent.ac.uk/chss/staff/research/Malisauskaite.html




Professor Alisoun Milne (Kent)


a.j.milne@kent.ac.uk Alisoun has worked at the University of Kent for over 20 years, first in the Personal Social Services Research Unit, then the Tizard Centre and, since 2010, the social work team based at the Medway campus. She worked as a social worker and team manager in two local authorities in London for 7 years before becoming an academic. www.kent.ac.uk/sspssr/staff/academic/l-m/milne-alisoun.html




Jo Moriarty (KCL)


jo.moriarty@kcl.ac.uk Jo is a Senior Research Fellow based at the NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit at KCL. Her research interests include workforce recruitment and retention, education and training, especially social work education, support for family carers, dementia, service user involvement, ethnicity and ageing. Jo is particularly interested in the translation of research into practice. www.kcl.ac.uk/scwru/people/moriarty




Dr Olena Nizalova (Kent)


o.nizalova@kent.ac.uk Olena is a joint Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics in CHSS and the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent. Her research interests are in applied economics on the interrelation between individual health and informal care behaviour and labour market outcomes, policy evaluations of health care interventions and other government initiatives. www.kent.ac.uk/chss/staff/research/nizalova.html




Amritpal Rehill (LSE)


a.s.rehill@lse.ac.uk Amritpal is a research officer based within the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE. His work has primarily centred on quantitative analyses focusing on caring and the economic impacts of dementia. He has worked on a number of economic evaluations for randomised controlled trials, contributing to the quantitative analysis and costing of service receipt data. He is currently working towards a PhD considering the determinants and consequences of carer self-identification. www.lse.ac.uk/cpec/people/amripal-rehill




Sam Rickman (LSE)


s.w.rickman@lse.ac.uk Sam is a research officer based within the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE. He is a qualified social worker with over ten years' experience managing and working in adult social care services in hospitals and the community. He is interested in the use of machine learning and natural-language processing. www.lse.ac.uk/cpec/people/sam-rickman




Dr Daniel Roland (Kent)


d.a.roland@kent.ac.uk Daniel has joined PSSRU Kent as a research officer in 2016. His research experience and interests include Health Economics, Long-Term Care funding options, Economics of Education, Human Capital accumulation and dynamics, Social Economics and Econometric methods. www.kent.ac.uk/sspssr/staff/pssru/pssru-research/roland-daniel.html




Dr Eirini Saloniki (Kent)


e.saloniki@kent.ac.uk Eirini is a joint Research Associate in CHSS and PSSRU. She is also a Research Adviser for the NIHR Research Design Service South East. Her research interests lie in the area of applied microecometrics with a particular interest in disability discrimination in the labour market.
www.kent.ac.uk/chss/staff/research/saloniki.html




Dr Florin Vadean (Kent)


f.vadean@kent.ac.uk Florin is a Research Fellow based at the PSSRU at Kent. His research interest are on social care workforce (e.g. the relationship between workforce characteristics, employment conditions and quality of care; the impact of minimum wage policy on the social care sector; job satisfaction; etc.), the impact of care services on service users’ quality of life, as well as the risks related to long-term care needs, including the geographical allocation of social care funding to local authorities with care responsibilities. www.kent.ac.uk/sspssr/staff/pssru/pssru-research/vadean-florin.html




Dr Valentina Zigante (LSE)


v.a.zigante@lse.ac.uk Valentina is a research officer based within the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE. Valentina's research interests include user and carer experience, personalisation and the provision and financing of social care. www.lse.ac.uk/pssru/people/staff/zigante




Daniel Gulliford (LSE)


d.j.gulliford@lse.ac.uk Daniel is ASCRU's Administrator. Daniel has previously held positions as an administrator for the LSE Directorate and as a project administrator/personal assistant at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London. He has a degree in Biochemistry (BSc Hons) from the University of Nottingham. https://www.lse.ac.uk/cpec/people/daniel-gulliford




Nicola Brimblecombe (LSE)


n.s.brimblecombe@lse.ac.uk Nic Brimblecombe is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow in the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research mainly focuses on unpaid care, unmet need, and inequalties in care. Recent projects include studies of unmet need for services and the impact on carers, and barriers to support for younger carers. Other work to date has included studies of unpaid care and paid employment, young adult carers, attitudes to providing care, and support for unpaid carers. https://www.lse.ac.uk/cpec/people/nicola-brimblecombe




Katarina Swanson


k.swanson2@lse.ac.uk

Katarina is a research officer based within the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE. She supports quantitative and modelling-based projects. She currently contributes to work that seeks to understand the supply of unpaid care and the needs and outcomes of adults with learning disabilities.

https://www.lse.ac.uk/cpec/people/katarina-swanson




Dr Diego Wachs


d.wachs2@lse.ac.uk Diego Wachs is a research officer within CPEC. His core research uses quantitative methods to assess the micro- and macroeconomic effects of population ageing on dependency, productivity, and fiscal sustainability. Diego is also interested in the intersection between social protection and macro-fiscal populism. https://www.lse.ac.uk/cpec/people/diego-wachs