|Position:||Professor of Public Policy|
|Telephone:||+44 (0)1224 263120|
Role and Responsibilities
Professor Paul Spicker holds the Grampian Chair of Public Policy at the Robert Gordon University.
Background and Experience
Paul Spicker has written widely in the field of social policy, having published seventeen books, several shorter works and over eighty academic papers. His research has included studies related to benefit delivery systems, the care of old people, psychiatric patients, housing management and local anti-poverty strategy. He has experience of housing and welfare rights work, and has also been a consultant on social welfare in practice, having done work for a range of agencies at local, national and international levels.
Principles of social welfare, Routledge 1988
Social housing and the social services, Longman 1989
Poverty and social security, Routledge 1993
Social policy: themes and approaches, Prentice-Hall 1995; Yuhikaku (Tokyo) 2001; Policy Press 2008
- Planning for the needs of people with dementia, (with D S Gordon) Avebury 1997
- Social protection: a bilingual glossary, (co-edited with J-P Révauger) Paris: MIRE 1998
Social policy in a changing society, (with Maurice Mullard) Routledge 1998
The welfare state: a general theory, Sage 2000.
Policy analysis for practice: applying social policy, Policy Press, 2006
Liberty, equality, fraternity, Policy Press, 2006
The idea of poverty, Policy Press, 2007 and Seikatsushoin 2008
The origins of modern welfare, Peter Lang, 2010.
How social security works, Policy Press 2011
- Reclaiming individualism, Policy Press, 2013
- Social Policy: theory and practice, Policy Press, 2014