Prof Peter Alcock

Prof Peter Alcock – University of Birmingham

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Pete Alcock has been teaching and researching in social policy for forty years. He joined the University of Birmingham in 1998. From 2003-2008 he was Head of the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham, from 2008-2014 he was Director of the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), and since 2013 he has been Director of the University’s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre.
He is author and editor of a number of leading books on social policy including Social Policy in Britain 4e (2014), The Student’s Companion to Social Policy 4e (2012), Understanding Poverty 3e (2006), and International Social Policy 2e (2009). His research has covered the fields of poverty and anti-poverty policy, social security, and the role of the UK third sector.

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