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2021 Social Policy Association Annual Conference


In light of the current pandemic, we will be moving our 2021 Social Policy Association Annual Conference, originally planned for Swansea, online. The conference will take place from the 7th-9th July. This year’s theme is ‘Global challenges – national social policy responses?’.  The conference invites participants to reflect on local, national and international responses to global challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic and particularly welcomes contributions which reflect on gendered, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographical differences.

Global challenges – national social policy responses?


We are delighted to confirm our first plenary speaker. Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS, is currently serving as the First Minister of Wales, having previously held the position of Professor of Social Policy and Applied Social Sciences at Cardiff University, and before that lecturing at Swansea University.  A former probation officer and youth justice worker, his many publications have addressed a wide range of issues and themes in social policy, from child abuse to devolution, and from privatisation to institutional scandals.  He has been at the forefront of Wales’ response to COVID-19.


Our second plenary speaker is Professor Sue Yeandle, Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield, where she is Director of CIRCLE (Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities); Principal Investigator, Sustainable Care: connecting people and systems programme, and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Care and Caring.  Sue’s research focuses on the relationship between work and care, how policies affect how people manage caring roles throughout the life course, and the role of technology in supporting carers. She also specialises in international analysis of care arrangements and in evaluating the impact of carer support initiatives.


Our third plenary speaker is Professor Shahra Razavi, Director of the Social Protection Department at the International Labour Organization (since February 2020). Before joining the ILO she was Chief of the Research and Data Section at UN Women (2013-2020), and prior to that Senior Researcher at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, UNRISD (1993-2013), working at the interface of gender, social policy, social protection and the care economy. She has published extensively on social policy, social protection and gender in a development context.


Rates and registration information available below:



Please direct any conference queries to: conference2021@social-policy.org.uk



Theodoros Papadopoulos, DPhil, MSc

- Executive Committee Member (elected), Social Policy Association (UK)

- Scientific Advisory Board Member, Social Cohesion and Development Review

- Scientific Committee Member, Greek Review of Social Research

- Expert Member, UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab

- Member, International Karl Polanyi Society (IKPS)


Recent publications:

- Papadopoulos T. (2020) EU’s Ordoliberalisation and the Crisis in Southern Europe, IKPS debates: http://www.karlpolanyisociety.com/2020/06/29/theodoros-papadopoulos/

- Papadopoulos T. & Roumpakis A.(2020) 'Southern Europe' in Ellison N. and Haux T. (eds.), Handbook on Society and Social Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

- Papadopoulos T. & Roumpakis A. (2019) ‘Family as a Socio-economic Actor in the Political Economy of Welfare’, in Heins E., Rees J. and Needham C. (eds.) Social Policy Review No 31, Bristol: Policy Press

- Papadopoulos T. & Roumpakis A. (2018) ‘Rattling Europe’s Ordoliberal ‘Iron Cage’: The Contestation of Austerity in Southern Europe’, Critical Social Policy, Vol. 38, No.3



Department of Social and Policy Sciences

University of Bath

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