The senior team oversees and guides the strategic development of the programme’s two main strands, assuring quality standards, excellence in all programme arrangements, and sustained commitment to impact and international engagement.
Co-Investigators include our work package leaders and other academics based at collaborating universities.
Work package leaders are responsible for oversight and guidance of their work package team; and ensuring they contribute to the programme’s capacity building, impact and academic publication strategies.
Co-Investigators without leadership roles contribute to specific work packages.
Kelly and Dan support the academic activities of programme, manage budgetary, planning and reporting mechanisms and programme communications.
Researchers and Partner Collaborators
Our Sustainable Care researchers have designated roles in specific work packages, working within teams to deliver research and impact. They are an important part of our wider early career researcher network.
UKRI Innovation Fellows
Our UKRI Innovation Fellows are resourced through the National Productivity Investment Fund and linked to the UK’s Industrial Strategy. Their focus is on Positioning Care to Support Innovation, Growth and Upskilling.
Each Fellow has an individual research programme linked to Sustainable Care, and works in partnership with industrial and care sector partners.
Our PhD students are linked with specific work packages, and form an important part of our early career researcher network. They address vital research questions linked to the Sustainable Care programme.
Previous team members
Sustainable Care Visitors
Visitors to the Sustainable Care Programme make a variety of contributions. Visits range from extended periods of sabbatical leave to short visits in which they share their experiences in special seminars, workshops and meetings organised with the SC team.
Visiting Academic, PhD Student
Professor Loretta Baldassar
University of Western Australia
Dr Fiona Macdonald
Collaborating Research Groups
Our team delivering the ESRC-funded Sustainable Care programme draws together, in a collaboration agreement, the expertise of academics in leading academic research centres and senior staff at Carers UK.
Sustainable Care programme co-investigators and collaborating researchers in the UK also include scholars in the following research groups:
Our advisers work with key members of the team to support our impact activities and advise on specific areas. They keep the Sustainable Care team informed of developments in their field such as new publications and related research.