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Covid-19, Brexit and the Adult Social Care Sector in England

The purpose of the project: Impacts of Covid-19 and Brexit on the Adult Social Care Sector in England is to investigate the impacts of Covid-19 and Brexit on the Adult Social Care sector in England. This is important because:

  • the Adult Social Care sector offers a critical service and has been facing significant challenges, mainly due to lack of adequate funding and workforce shortages;
  • recent evidence suggests that the sector is expected to be among the most dramatically affected by the recent significant shocks caused by Covid-19 and Brexit.

This is why this project is timely.

The project will investigate impacts on

  • workforce practices and outcomes, including pay;
  • technology adoption; and
  • on operational and financial performance.

In this way, the project will aim to identify areas where policy and managerial practice should target to mitigate any negative impacts these events may have had in the sector.

The project Impacts of Covid-19 and Brexit on the Adult Social Care Sector in England is of interest to academics in the areas of HRM and economics, as it aims to address main gaps in the literature linking human resources and economic performance; it is also of great importance, as it can inform evidence-based policy in the area and thus it is of interest to the UK Department of Health and Social Care and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), among others.


Meet the Principal Investigator(s) for the project

Dr Andreas Georgiadis - I am currently the Director of Business Accreditations and Reader in Economics at Brunel Business School and a research associate at the Department of International Development of the University of Oxford. I have a Master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and studied for a PhD in Economics at the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge. I have previously held posts at the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Bristol. I have also being a visiting scholar in the University of Pennsylvania. I have published in journals such as British Journal of Industrial Relations, Economica, International Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, Journal of Human Resource Management, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Social Science and Medicine, and Lancet Public Health. My research has been presented and informed decisions of governments and policy-making bodies around the world, such as the UK Low Pay Commission, the UK Department of International Development, the Ministries of Labour and Finance in Greece, and the Ministries of Education and Health in China and Ethiopia.  I have researched, consulted, and co-ordinated projects for International Organisations, such the World Bank, the OECD, and the USAID. My research has been funded by leading funding bodies, such as the ESRC, the US National Institutes of Health, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and has been featured in the mainstream media, such as the Economist, the BBC, and the Guardian. I have served as a referee of reseach grant applications and a member of panels evaluating and awarding reseach grants in the UK and in several European countries and I am an active reviewer for a wide range of journals in Economics, Human Resource Management and Employment Relations, Development Studies, and Social Epidemiology and Public Health.

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Project last modified 13/07/2021