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 who is specialised in health and social care quantitative analysis within the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE. His current research includes analysis of quality and efficiency variations in long-term care provision, costing mental-health problems and cost-effectiveness analysis of strategies for managing dementia. His past research included analysis of hospitals’ efficiency using stochastic frontier methods and evaluation of the effectiveness of second generation statins through the use of economic modelling. 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 officer based within the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE. Bo’s research interests include: long-term care financing in England, long-term care insurance, economic modelling of dementia and social care transitions of older people.
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: the economic impacts of dementia, for both individuals with dementia and their carers; and quantitative analyses of individual level data. He has worked on a number of economic evaluations for randomised controlled trials, contributing to the quantitative analysis and costing of service receipt data. 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