Professor Saul Becker: Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Biography

Professor Saul Becker became the first permanent Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Sussex in September 2017, reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adam Tickell.

Professor Becker was previously Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Birmingham, head of the College of Social Sciences, and a member of the University Executive Board.

In his PVC role he was responsible for the leadership and management of all portfolios in a College of more than 900 staff and over 11,000 students spread across four schools (Government and Society, Social Policy, Education, and Birmingham Business School), with departments and institutes including Economics, Politics and International Relations, Social Policy, Social Work, Health Services Management, Business and Management, Sociology, International Development, Institute for Local Government Studies, Public Services Academy.

Professor Becker also had University-wide thematic responsibilities including leading on Civic Engagement, supporting the University of Birmingham Secondary (Training) School, Brexit Planning and Engagement for Impact (E4I).

Professor Becker previously held chairs at the universities of Loughborough, Birmingham and Nottingham before returning to Birmingham in 2014. At Nottingham (2006-14) he was Assistant Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation, Faculty Director of Research for the Social Sciences and Head of the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

Professor Becker is an active researcher and passionate advocate for public engagement, with more than 50 externally funded research projects as principal investigator (total value £2.9 million), 330 publications (including 18 books) and over 210 conference papers, most as invited keynote speaker. He brings a new Horizon 2020 grant to Sussex.

He is regarded as the world leader for research on young carers – children who provide (unpaid) care to ill, disabled and other family members. He is invited around the world to talk about his research, policy, and he currently advises Governments, policy-makers and professionals/service providers in a number of countries.

Professor Becker is an Academician of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Professor Becker was a member of the REF 2014 Sub-panel 22 for Social Work and Social Policy, and is a former chair of the UK Social Policy Association. He is the Founding Series Editor for the Policy Press Understanding Welfare book series.

Professor Becker is also a qualified and registered social worker.


Publications

  • Books – authored

    Evans, R. and Becker, S. (2009) Children Caring for Parents with HIV and AIDS: Global Issues and Policy Responses, The Policy Press, Bristol. (ISBN 978 1847420213 (PB), 978 1847420220 (HB), 350pp+xvii).

    Becker, F. and Becker, S. (2008) Young Adult Carers in the UK: Experiences, Needs and Services for Carers Aged 16-24, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers [PDF 1.2MB], London. (ISBN 978 0 85358 251 9, 100pp).

    Sempik, J., Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (2005) Growing Together: A Practice Guide to Promoting Social Inclusion Through Gardening and Horticulture, The Policy Press, Bristol. (ISBN 1 86134 726 X, 66pp+vi).

    Sempik, J., Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (2005) Health, Well-being and Social Inclusion: Therapeutic Horticulture in the UK, The Policy Press, Bristol. (ISBN 1 86134 725 1, 138pp+vi).

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (2003) Children Caring for Parents with Mental Illness: Perspectives of Young Carers, Parents and Professionals, The Policy Press, Bristol. (ISBN 1 86134 399 X (PB), 1 86134 400 7 (HB), 204pp+xiv).

    Becker, S. and Silburn, R. (1999) We’re in This Together: Conversations with Families in Caring Relationships, Carers National Association, London. (ISBN 1 873747 18 7, 86pp+vi).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1998) Young Carers in the United Kingdom: A Profile, Carers National Association, London. (ISBN 1 873747 06 3, 98pp+vii).

    Becker, S., Aldridge, J. and Dearden, C. (1998) Young Carers and their Families, Blackwell Science, Oxford. (ISBN 0 632 04966 9, 128pp+xv).

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1998) The National Handbook of Young Carers Projects, Carers National Association, London. (ISBN 1 873747 05 5, 132pp).

    Becker, S. (1997) Responding to Poverty: The Politics of Cash and Care, Longman, London. (ISBN 0582 24322 X, 223pp+xii)

    Becker, S. and Silburn, R. (1990) The New Poor Clients: Social Work, Poverty and the Social Fund, Reed Business Publishing, Sutton. (ISBN 0 617 01005 6, 90pp+vi).

  • Books – edited

    Becker, S. Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) (2012) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol. (ISBN 978 1 84742 815 8 (PB), 978 1 84742 816 5 (HB), 480pp+xviii).

    Becker, S. (ed) (2004) Improving Behaviour Through Therapeutic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units [PDF 1.24MB], Excellence in Cities, Nottingham. (ISBN 0 907274 41 2, 92pp +vi).

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) (2004) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol. (ISBN 1 86134 403 1 (PB), 1 86134 404 X (HB), 423pp+xviii).

    Bibby, A. and Becker, S. (eds) (2000) Young Carers In Their Own Words, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London. (ISBN 0 903319 93 4, 80pp).

    Stephens, M. and Becker, S. (eds) (1994) Police Force, Police Service: Care and Control in Britain, Macmillan, London. (ISBN 0 333 57483 4, 243pp+xii).

    Becker, S. (ed) (1991) Windows of Opportunity: Public Policy and the Poor, Child Poverty Action Group Ltd, London. (ISBN 0 946766 35 1, 127pp+xi).

    Becker, S. and MacPherson, S. (eds) (1988) Public Issues Private Pain: Poverty, Social Work and Social Policy, Insight/Carematters Books, London. (ISBN 1 871018 00 5, 380pp +xiii).

  • Refereed papers in academic journals

    Leu, A. and Becker, S. (2016) ‘A Cross-national and comparative classification of in-country awareness and policy responses to “young carers”’, Journal of Youth Studies, pp 1-13, doi:10.1080/13676261.2016.1260698

    Becker, S. and Leu, A. (2014) ‘Young Carers’, in H. Montgomery (ed) Oxford Biliographies in Childhood Studies, Oxford University Press, New York. doi:10.1093/OBO/9780199791231-0120

    Joseph, S., Becker, S., Elwick, H. and Silburn, R. (2012) ‘Adult carers quality of life questionnaire (AC-QoL): development of an evidence-based tool’, Mental Health Review Journal, vol, 17, no. 2, pp. 57-69.

    Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Sempik, J. (2010) ‘Advocates, Agnostics and Adversaries: Researchers’ perceptions of service user involvement in social policy research’, Social Policy and Society, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 355-366.

    Joseph, S., Becker, S., Becker, F., and Regel, S. (2009). ‘Assessment of caring and its effects in young people: Development of the Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities Checklist (MACA-YC18) and the Positive and Negative Outcomes of Caring Questionnaire (PANOC-YC20) for young carers’. Child: Care, Health and Development, 35, 4, pp. 510-520.

    Bryman, A., Becker, S. and Sempik, J. (2008) ‘Quality criteria for quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research: A view form social policy’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 261-276.

    Becker, S. (2007) ‘Global perspectives on children’s unpaid caregiving in the family: Research and policy on ‘young carers’ in the UK, Australia, the USA and Sub-Saharan Africa’, Global Social Policy, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 23-50.

    Sempik, J., Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2007) ‘The quality of research evidence in social policy: Consensus and dissension among researchers’, Evidence & Policy, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp 407-23.

    Becker, S. (2000) ‘Carers and indicators of vulnerability to social exclusion’, Benefits, 28, April/May, pp. 1-4.

    Becker, S., Dearden, C. and Aldridge, J. (2000) ‘Young carers in the UK: research, policy and practice’, Research, Policy and Planning, Vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 13-22.

    Becker, S. (1999) ‘Les enfants qui prennent soin d’un membre de la famille, malade ou handicape, a la maison: les jeunes auxiliaires de vie Royaume-Uni’, Handicap, no 82, Avril-Juin, pp. 17-32.

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1999) ‘The experiences of young carers in the UK: the mental health issues’, in Mental Health Care , Volume 2, No. 8, pp. 273-276.

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1999) ‘Children as carers: the impact of parental illness and disability on children’s caring roles’, Journal of Family Therapy, Vol 21 (3), August, pp. 303-320.

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1997) ‘Protecting young carers: legislative tensions and opportunities in Britain’, The Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 19 (2), pp. 123-138.

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1996) ‘Disability rights and the denial of young carers - the dangers of zero-sum arguments’, Critical Social Policy, 16 (3) issue 48, pp. 55-76.

    Hantrais, L. and Becker, S. (1996) ‘L’enfant soignant’, Informations sociales, no. 54, pp. 57-63.

    Dearden, C., Becker, S. and Aldridge, J. (1995) ‘Children who care: a case for nursing intervention?’, British Journal of Nursing, vol 4, no 12, pp. 698-701.

    Brittain, D. and Becker, S. (1994) ‘Les enfants soignants: le cas de la Grande-Bretagne’, Handicaps et inadaptations: les cahiers du CTNERHI , no. 64, pp. 65-72.[Journal of the Centre Technique National d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Handicaps et les Inadaptations, Paris].

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S.(1993) ‘Children as carers’, Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol 69, pp. 459-462.

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1993) ‘Punishing children for caring: the hidden cost of young carers’, Children and Society, vol 7 no 4, pp. 277-288.

    Becker, S., MacPherson, S. and Falkingham, F. (1987) ‘Some local authority approaches to poverty’, Local Government Studies, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 33-47.

    Becker, S. and MacPherson, S. (1986) ‘Researching poverty amongst users of social work services’, Research, Policy and Planning, December, pp. 8-14.

    Becker, S. and MacPherson, S. (1986) ‘Poor clients: research note’, British Journal of Social Work, Vol. 16, pp. 689-691.

  • Published short works (research reports)

    Sempik, J. and Becker, S. (2014) Young Adult Carers and Employment [PDF 1.4MB], Carers Trust, London. (25 pp)

    Sempik, J. and Becker, S. (2014) Young Adult Carers at College and University [PDF 1.4MB], Carers Trust, London. (24 pp)

    Sempik, J. and Becker, S. (2013) Young Adult Carers at School: Experiences and Perceptions of Caring and Education [PDF 1.3MB], Carers Trust, London. (21 pp)

    Joseph, S., Becker, S. and Becker, F. (2012) Manual for Measures of Caring Activities and Outcomes for Children and Young People (2nd edition), Carers Trust, London, April. (ISBN 13 9780853582533, 26pp; published in web format and paper)

    Silburn, R., Elwick, H. and Becker, S. (2011) Nottinghamshire Carers’ Breaks Demonstrator Site 2009-2011: The Local Evaluation Report, School of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Nottingham, April. (33 pp)

    Elwick, H. and Becker, S. (2011) Emergency Schemes for Carers in Britian: Results of a National Survey, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, London, March. (43 pp)

    Becker, S., Joseph, S., Beaumont, M., Elwick, H., Madziva, R. and Becker, F. (2011) The Princess Royal Trust for Carers/Comic Relief Young Carers Grants Programme 2008-2011, Final Evaluation Report, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, London, March. (39 pp)

    Becker, S., Joseph, S., Beaumont, M., Elwick, H., Madziva, R. and Becker, F. (2011) Devon Young Carers Evaluation – Outcomes of Young Carer Support Services for Devon Consortium 2009-2011, Final Report, Young Carers International, University of Nottingham, March (53 pp)

    Elwick, H., Joseph, S., Becker, S. and Becker, F. (2010) Manual for the Adult Carer Quality of Life Questionnaire (AC-Qol), The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, London, November. (ISBN 13 978085382748, 10 pp; published in web format and paper)

    Joseph, S., Becker, S. and Becker, F. (2009) Manual for Measures of Caring Activities and Outcomes for Children and Young People, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, London, March. (ISBN 13 9780853582533, 26pp; published in web format and paper)

    Becker, F. and Becker, S. (2009) Comic Relief and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers Young Carers Grants Programme 2006-10: Final Evaluation Report, Nottingham: School of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Nottingham. (35pp)

    Becker, F., Becker, S. and Joseph, S. (2009) Comic Relief and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers Young Carers Grants Programme 2009-11: Interim Evaluation Report, Nottingham: School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham. (27pp)

    Cabinet Office (2008) Think Family: A Literature Review of Whole Family Approaches, Cabinet Office Social Exclusion Task Force, London. [Contributors – University of Birmingham: Morris, K. et al; external contributors: Becker, S. and Burford, G.] (ISBN 0711504814, 115pp)

    Becker, S. and Becker, F. (2008) Service Needs and Delivery Following the Onset of Caring Amongst Children and Young Adults: Evidence Based Review [718KB], The Commission for Rural Communities, Cheltenham, November. (published in web format, 40pp, CRC WEB 36)

    Becker, S., Hughes, N. and Beirens, H. (2007) Carers’ Assessments in Coventry: Content, Process and Outcomes, School of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Nottingham, January. (ISBN 978 0 85358 232 8, 82pp).

    Becker, S. (2007). Hidden young carers: the experiences, needs and resilience of children caring for parents and relatives with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania and the UK: Full Research Report, ESRC End of Award Report, RES-000-22-1732-A. Swindon: ESRC

    Becker, S. (2007). Hidden young carers: the experiences, needs and resilience of children caring for parents and relatives with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania and the UK: Non-Technical Summary (Research Summary). ESRC End of Award Report, RES-000-22-1732-A. Swindon: ESRC

    Evans, R. and Becker, S. (2007) Hidden Young Carers: The Experiences, Needs and Resilience of Children Caring for Parents and Relatives with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania and the UK: Stakeholder Report, School of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Nottingham, August. [Output on ESRC website]

    Evans, R. and Becker, S. (2007) Hidden Young Carers: The Experiences, Needs and Resilience of Children Caring for Parents and Relatives with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania and the UK: Stakeholder Report Executive Summary, School of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Nottingham, August. [Output on ESRC website]

    Becker, F. and Becker, S. (2007) Comic Relief and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers Young Carers Grants Programme 2006: Interim Evaluation Report, School of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Nottingham, August. (ISBN 9780853582403, 51pp)

    Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Sempik, J. (2006) Defining ‘Quality’ in Social Policy Research: Views, Perceptions and a Framework for Discussion, Social Policy Association, Lavenham. (ISBN 0 907274 50 1, 20pp).

    Becker, S., Becker, F., Silburn, R., Silburn, P. and Sempik, J. (2005) Carers’ Assessments in Nottinghamshire: Content, Process and Outcomes, Nottinghamshire Social Services Department, Nottingham, January. (ISBN 0 907274 32 3, 74pp).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2004) Young Carers and Education, Carers UK, London (available as a PDF file – www.carersonline.org.uk – go to ‘England’, and follow links to ‘Research’).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2004) Young Carers in the UK: The 2004 Report, Carers UK, London, October. (ISBN 0 907274 36 6, 16pp).

    Becker, S., Sempik, J. and McCrossen, V. (2003) Mapping Therapeutic Service Provision and Approaches Used by Learning Support Units in Nottingham City Secondary Schools: First report – LSU Managers’ Perceptions, Centre for Child and Family Research and Nottingham City Education Department, April. (ISBN 0 907274 30 7, 41pp).

    Sempik, J., Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (2003) Social and Therapeutic Horticulture: Evidence and Messages from Research, Thrive, Reading, January. (ISBN 0 907274 29 3, 60pp).

    Dobson, B., Nicholson, D., Becker, S. and Dearden, C. (2002) Caring and Learning: An Evaluation of the PSS Wirral Young Carers Homework Club, Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University, August. (ISBN 0 907274 26 9, 40pp).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2000) Sheffield Young Carers Project: The Final Evaluation, Young Carers Research Group, March. (ISBN 0 907 274 25 0, 38pp).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2000) Growing Up Caring: Vulnerability and Transition to Adulthood - Young Carers’ Experiences, Youth Work Press for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Leicester, June. (ISBN 0 86155 233 4, 48pp).

    Newton, M.E. and Becker, S. (1999) The Capital Carers: An Evaluation of Capital Carers Young Carers Project, June. (ISBN 0 907274 24 2, 60pp).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1998) Sheffield Young Carers Project: An Evaluation. Interim Report April 1997-September 1998, Young Carers Research Group, October.

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1997) Prevention and Intervention - Young Carers and their Families, Young Carers Research Group for the Gulbenkian Foundation, April. (ISBN 0 907274 20 X, 22pp).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1997) Children in Care, Children who Care: Parental Illness and Disability and the Child Care System,Young Carers Research Group for the Gulbenkian Foundation, April. (ISBN 0 907274 21 8, 22pp).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1996) Crossroads Getting it Right for Young Carers: A Report on the Crossroads Young Carers Roadshows, Young Carers Research Group/Crossroads, March. (14 pp).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1996) Caring Crises, Caring Breaks: An Evaluation of Two Care Attendant Schemes, Young Carers Research Group/Crossroads, December. (ISBN 0 907274 19 6, 40pp).

    Newton, M.E. and Becker, S. (1996) Young Carers in Southwark: The Hidden Face of Community Care, Young Carers Research Group/Southwark Borough Council, November. (ISBN 0 907274 17 X, 49pp).

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1996) Befriending Young Carers: A Pilot Study, Young Carers Research Group for the Gulbenkian Foundation, November. (ISBN 0 907274 18 8, 54pp).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1996) Young Carers at the Crossroads: An Evaluation of the Nottingham Young Carers Project, Young Carers Research Group/Crossroads, April. (ISBN 0 907274 16 1, 56pp).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1995) The National Directory of Young Carers Projects and Initiatives, Young Carers Research Group/Carers National Association, August. (ISBN 0 907274 13 7, 78pp).

    Becker, S. (ed) (1995) Young Carers in Europe: An Exploratory Cross-National Study in Britain, France, Sweden and Germany, Young Carers Research Group, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, March. (ISBN 0 907274 11 0, 106pp).

    Bonney, R. and Becker, S. (1995) Missing Persons and Missing Helpers: Young Carers, The Family and the Faith Community, Young Carers Research Group/Family Life Committee, Board of Mission and Social Responsibility, September. (ISBN 0 907274 X X, 16pp).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1995) Young Carers - The Facts, Reed Business Publishing, Sutton, November. (ISBN 0 617 00577 X, 36pp).

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1994) My Child, My Carer: The Parents’ Perspective, Young Carers Research Group, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, January. (ISBN 0 907274 04 8, 38pp+x).

    Dearden, C., Becker, S. and Aldridge, J. (1994) Partners in Caring, Young Carers Research Group/ Carers National Association/Crossroads UK, June. (ISBN 0 907274 05 6, 16pp).

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1994) Contacts: A Resource and Information Pack for Young Carers, Young Carers Research Group, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, November.

    Dearden, C., Aldridge, J., Newton, B. and Becker, S. (1994) Getting it Right for Young Carers: A Training Pack for Professionals, Young Carers Research Group, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, November. (ISBN 0 907274 12 9, 76pp plus audio cassette).

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1994) A Friend Indeed: The Case for Befriending Young Carers, Young Carers Research Group, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, December. (ISBN 0 907274 10 2, 20pp).

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1993) Children Who Care: Inside the World of Young Carers, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, March. (ISBN 0 907274 01 3, 92pp+viii).

    Becker, S., Trenery, D., Pearson, Y. and Newton, B. (1993) Who Cares in Nottinghamshire? Informal Care, Policy, Information, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, August. (ISBN 0 907274 03 X, 86pp).

    Becker, S. and Hannam, J. (1990) The 1989 Board and Lodging Changes: Impact on Social Services and Social Work Departments, National Welfare Rights Officer’s Group, May. (11pp).

    Warden, A., Walsh, M. and Becker, S. (1990) Sentenced to Live within that Sickness: Mental Health, Social Security and Registered Homes, Benefits Research Unit/Nottinghamshire Social Services Department, April. (ISBN 1 872018 07 6, 27pp +v).

    Becker, S. (1990) A Low Level Safety Net? Social Workers, Voluntary Organisations and Charitable Funds; Report of a Survey, Benefits Research Unit/Social Fund Project, University of Nottingham, February. (ISBN 1 872018 09 2, 20pp).

    Hillier, I., Becker, S. and Hannam, J. (1989) Benefits and Young People, Benefits Research Unit/Nottinghamshire Social Services Department, May. (ISBN 1 872018 00 9, 92pp+ vi).

    Becker, S. (1989) Administrative and Socio-Economic Classifications of Social Fund Project Authorities, Benefits Research Unit/Social Fund Project, University of Nottingham, January. (56pp).

    Dhooge, Y. with Becker, S. (1989) Responding to Unemployment and Poverty: A Training Manual for Social Services, Polytechnic of the South Bank, London.

    Becker, S. (1989) Vulnerable Clients: The Findings of the First Case Review Snapshot, Benefits Research Unit/Social Fund Project, University of Nottingham, February. (ISBN 0 9511185 8 7, 55pp).

    Becker, S. (1989) Small Change: Findings from the Third Referral Snapshot and Second Case Review Exercise, Benefits Research Unit/Social Fund Project, University of Nottingham, June. (64pp +vi).

    Becker, S. (1989) The Front Line: The Impact of the Social Fund on Claimants and Social Workers; The Findings of the Second Referral Snapshot, Benefits Research Unit/Social Fund Project, University of Nottingham, January. (ISBN 0 9511185 7 9, 45pp).

    Becker, S., Hannam, J. and Hyde, S. (1988) Guide to the Social Fund Manual, Benefits Research Unit/Nottinghamshire Social Services Department, January. (ISBN 0 9511185 2 8, 65pp+v).

    Baker, B., Becker, S. and Svenson, M. (1988) Ten Days in June: The Social Fund Figures - A Comment, Benefits Research Unit/Social Fund Project, University of Nottingham.

    Becker, S. and MacPherson, S.(1986) Poor Clients: The Extent and Nature of Poverty amongst Consumers of Social Work Services, Benefits Research Unit, University of Nottingham. (ISBN 0 951185 01, 82pp+x).

    Becker, S., MacPherson, S. and Silburn, R. (1984) Supplementary Benefit Appeal Tribunal Members: Report of a Survey, Benefits Research Unit, University of Nottingham. (33pp).

    Becker, S., MacPherson, S. and Silburn, R. (1983) Saints, Ferrets and Philosophers: Social Workers and Supplementary Benefit, Benefits Research Unit, University of Nottingham.

  • Chapters in books

    Becker, S. Leu, A., and Sempik, J. (2017, in preparation) ‘Global perspectives on children as carers’.

    Leu, A. & Becker, S. (2017, in press). ‘Länderspezifisches Bewusstsein zur Situation von Young Carers: eine globale Betrachtung’, Zentrum für Qualität in der Pflege, Berlin.

    Alcock, P. and Becker, S. (2016) ‘Researching social policy’, in P. Alcock, M. May and S. Wright (eds) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy (5E), Blackwell-Wiley, Oxford.

    Becker, S. (2014) ‘Conceptualising “young carers” and policy responses: A cross-national approach’, in Järkestig Berggren U., Magnusson L. & Hanson, E. (Eds) Seeing Children as Next of Kin - Relationships, Interventions and Caring Responsibilities - An Anthology (in Swedish), The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre (Nka), Linnaeus University: Children as Next of Kin 2015:6, Leanders Grafiska, Kalmar.

    Becker, S. (2013) ‘Les enfants soignants’, in Ligue Contre Le Cancer, Les Proches: Ces Autres Victimes Du Cancer, Autrement, Paris, pp 29-35.

    Becker, S. (2013) ‘Foreword’ in Carers Federation, Action for Young Carers Education Resource Pack, Carers Federation Ltd, Nottingham, p. 3.

    Becker, S. (2013) ‘Foreword’, in The Children’s Society, Hidden from View: The Experiences of Young Carers in England, The Children’s Society, London, p. 3.

    Becker, S. (2012) ‘Foreword’, in L Constable, Research into Young Adult Carers Aged 16-24 in Surrey, Action for Carers (Surrey), p. 6.

    Becker, S. (2012) ‘Methods and approaches in social policy research’, in P. Alcock, M. May and S. Wright (eds) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy (4E), Blackwell-Wiley, Oxford, pp 12-18.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2012) ‘Policy research’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 12-17.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2012) ‘Evidence’ and other ‘ways of knowing’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 23-28

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2012) ‘Evidence-based policy and practice’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 28-50.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2012) ‘Modelling the research process’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 50-54.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2012) ‘The conduct and management of research: ethics and rigour’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 56-58.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Codes of ethics’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 61-69.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Formulating research ideas’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 94-99.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Coducting a literature review’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 99-106.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘The nature of quantitative and qualitiative research’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 120-126.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘The debate about quantitative and qualitative research’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 126-128.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Combining quantitative and qualititative research’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 128-133.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Being prepared: managing particular research methods’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 134-135.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Quantitative research’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 212-216.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Research design’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 216-226.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Overview of methods for collecting and coding quantitative data’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 234-235.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Structured observation’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 252-256.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Qualitative research’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 274-278.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Cross-sectional design and longitudinal design’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 282-285.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Overview of the main research methods and sources of data in qualitative social policy and social work research’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 290-291.

    Bryman, A. and Becker, S. (2012) ‘Analysing qualitative data: an overview’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 332-334.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2012) ‘Dissemination and knowledge transfer as part of the research process’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 360-367.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2012) ‘Ten questions to inform dissemination and knowledge transfer’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 372-386.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2012) ‘Making an impact’, in Becker, S., Bryman, A. and Ferguson, H. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 386-388.

    Becker, S. (2011) ‘Informal family carers’, in K. Wilson, G. Ruch, M. Lymbery, A. Cooper (eds) Social Work: An Introduction to Contemporary Practice (2E), Pearson Longman, London, pp 426-455. [22,000 words]

    Becker, S. (2010) ‘For love, not money: Children’s unpaid care work in modern Britain’, in L. Brockliss and H. Montgomery (eds) Childhood and Violence in the Western Tradition, Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp 209-215.

    Silburn, R. and Becker, S. (2009) ‘Life beyond work? Safety nets and “security for those who cannot” work’, in Millar, J. (ed) Understanding Social Security (2nd edn), The Policy Press, Bristol, pp 55-73.

    Becker, S. (2008) ‘Methods and approaches in social policy research’, in Alcock, P., May, M. and Rowlingson, K. (eds) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy (3rd edn), Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, pp. 11-18.

    Becker, S. (2008) ‘Informal family carers’, in Wilson, K., Ruch, G., Lymbery, M., Cooper, A. (eds) Social Work: An Introduction to Contemporary Practice, Pearson Longman, London, pp. 431-460. [21,000 words]

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2005) ‘Growing up caring: young carers and vulnerability to social exclusion, in Barry, M. (ed) Youth Policy and Social Inclusion: Critical Debates with Young People, Routledge, London, pp. 251-269.

    Bibby, A. and Becker, S. (2005) ‘Young carers and public policy’, in Hendrick, H. (ed) Child Welfare and Social Policy: An Essential Reader, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 385-403.

    Becker, S. (2004) ‘Policy-oriented research’, in Lewis-Beck, M., Bryman, A. and Futing Liao, T. (eds) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 830-1.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Policy research’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 13-18.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Research, policy and practice’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 19-39.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Evidence and knowledge’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 40-59.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Modelling the policy research process’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 59-63.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Formulating research ideas’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 66-68.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Writing a literature review’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 69-73.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Using the published literature to understand social policy issues’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 74-75.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Evaluating sources for a literature review’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 76-77.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘The nature of quantitative and qualitative research’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 89-95.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘The debate about quantitative and qualitative research’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 95-98.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Integrating quantitative and qualitative research’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 98-101.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Quantitative research’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 181-186.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Research design’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 186-195.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Qualitative research’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 248-253.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Research design: an overview’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 253-254.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Cross-sectional design and longitudinal design’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 257-261.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘The effective management of policy research’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 329-332.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Codes of ethics’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 332-336.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Managing particular research methods’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 337-338.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Dissemination as part of the research process’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 361-365.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Ten questions to inform dissemination’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, 371-382.

    Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (2004) ‘Making a difference’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 382-385.

    Becker, S., McCrossen, V. and Waterstone, C. (2004) ‘Learning support units and the Therapeutic Approaches Project in Nottingham’, in Becker, S. (ed) Improving Behaviour Through Therapuetic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units, Excellence in Cities, Nottingham, pp. 1-4.

    Becker, S., McCrossen, V. and Sempik, J. (2004) ‘Mapping therapeutic services and approaches in Nottingham City secondary schools’, in Becker, S. (ed) Improving Behaviour Through Therapuetic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units, Excellence in Cities, Nottingham, pp. 5-11.

    Becker, S., McCrossen, V. and Waterstone, C. (2004) ‘ Therapeutic approaches in LSUs: from research to practice’, in Becker, S. (ed) Improving Behaviour Through Therapeutic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units, Excellence in Cities, Nottingham, pp. 43-47.

    Becker, S. (2004) ‘Guidance on what is meant by, and how to recognise, “challenging behaviour” and “emotional and behavioural difficulties”, in Becker, S. (ed) Improving Behaviour Through Therapeutic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units, Excellence in Cities, Nottingham, pp. 49-50.

    Becker, S. (2004) ‘What research criteria should we use to judge whether a therapeutic intervention is effective?’, in Becker, S. (ed) Improving Behaviour Through Therapeutic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units, Excellence in Cities, Nottingham, pp. 51-53.

    Becker, S. with Lawrie, S. (2004) ‘An A – Z of therapeutic approaches for pupils with challenging behaviour: A review of the research evidence on “what works” in secondary schools’, in Becker, S. (ed) Improving Behaviour Through Therapeutic Approaches: Research into Practice in Nottingham City Learning Support Units, Excellence in Cities, Nottingham, pp. 55-88.

    Becker, S. (2003) ‘“Security for those who cannot”: Labour’s neglected welfare principle’, in Millar, J. (ed) Understanding Social Security: Issues for Policy and Practice, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 103-122.

    Becker, S. (2003) ‘Foreword’, in Millar, J. (ed) Understanding Social Security: Issues for Policy and Practice, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. xx-xxi.

    Becker, S. (2003) ‘Foreword’, in Glennerster, H. Understanding the Finance of Welfare: What Welfare Costs and How to Pay for It, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. xiii-xv.

    Becker, S. (2002) ‘Social services’, in Polnay, L. (ed) Community Paediatrics, (3rd edition), Churchill Livingstone, London, pp. 229-239.

    Polnay, L., Becker, S., Aldridge, J., Dearden, C. and Long, J. (2002) ‘Health inequalities’, in Polnay, L. (ed) Community Paediatrics, (3rd edition), Churchill Livingstone, London, pp. 323-348.

    Becker, S., Dearden, C. and Aldridge, J. (2001) ‘Children’s labour of love? Young carers and care work’, in Mizen, P., Pole, C. and Bolton, A. (eds) Hidden Hands: International Perspectives on Children’s Work and Labour, Falmer Press, Brighton, pp. 70-87.

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (2001) ‘Children who care: Rights and Wrongs in Debate and Policy on Young Carers’, in Franklin, B. (ed) The New Handbook of Children’s Rights: Comparative Policy and Practice, Routledge, London, pp. 208-222.

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2001) ‘Young Carers: Needs, Rights and Assessments’, in Horwath, J. (ed) The Child’s World: Assessing Children in Need, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, pp. 221-233.

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2000) ‘Young Carers: Needs, Rights and Assessments’, in Horwath, J. (ed) The Child’s World: Assessing Children in Need, The Reader, Department of Health, NSPCC, University of Sheffield, London, pp. 173-182.

    Becker, F. and Becker, S. (2000) ‘Young carers’, in Gordon, R.(ed) The Child’s World: Training Resources, The Stationery Office, London, 2000.

    Becker, S. (2000) ‘Young carers’, in Davies, M. (ed) The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work, Blackwells, Oxford, 2000, p. 378.

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2000) ‘Listening to children: meeting the needs of young carers’, in Kemshall, H. and Littlechild, R. (eds) User Involvement and Participation in Social Care: Research Informing Practice Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, pp. 129-142.

    Becker, F. and Becker, S. (2000) ‘Parents with mental illness’, in Gordon, R., Gray, J., Hendry, E. and Horwath, J. (eds) The Child’s World: Assessing Children in Need, Department of Health/NSPCC/University of Sheffield, London, pp. 53-60.

    Becker S. (1996) ‘Poverty and Social Welfare’, in Catterall, P. and Preston, V. (eds), Contemporary Britain: An Annual Review 1995, Dartmouth/Institute of Contemporary British History, Aldershot, pp. 254-277.

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1996) ‘Caught in the caring trap: the health of children who care’, in Bywaters, P. and McLeod, E, Working for Equality in Health, Routledge, London, pp. 66-78.

    Becker S. (1996) ‘Poverty and Social Welfare’, in Catterall, P. and Preston, V. (eds), Contemporary Britain: An Annual Review 1996, Dartmouth/Institute of Contemporary British History, Aldershot, pp. 237-252.

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1995) ‘The Rights and Wrongs of Children who Care’, in Franklin, B. (ed), Children’s Rights: A Handbook of Comparative Policy and Practice, Routledge, London, pp.119-130.

    Becker, S. (1995) ‘Introduction’, in Becker, S. (ed) Young Carers in Europe: An Exploratory Cross-National Study in Britain, France, Sweden and Germany, Loughborough University, Young Carers Research Group, pp. vii-x.

    Becker, S. and Aldridge, J. (1995) ‘Young Carers in Great Britain’, in Becker, S. (ed) Young Carers in Europe: An Exploratory Cross-National Study in Britain, France, Sweden and Germany, Loughborough University, Young Carers Research Group, pp. 1-25.

    Hantrais, L. and Becker, S. (1995) ‘Young Carers in Europe: A Comparative Perspective’, in Becker, S. (ed) Young Carers in Europe: An Exploratory Cross-National Study in Britain, France, Sweden and Germany, Loughborough University, Young Carers Research Group, pp. 77-92.

    Becker, S. and Stephens, M. (1994) ‘Introduction: Force is Part of the Service’, in Stephens, M. and Becker, S. (eds), Police Force, Police Service: Care and Control in Britain, Macmillan, London, pp. 1-9.

    Stephens, M. and Becker, S. (1994) ‘The Care and Control Matrix’, in Stephens, M. and Becker, S. (eds), Police Force, Police Service: Care and Control in Britain, Macmillan, London, pp. 213-230.

    Becker S. (1994) ‘Poverty and Social Welfare’, in Catterall, P. (ed), Contemporary Britain: An Annual Review 1994, Blackwell/Institute of Contemporary British History, Oxford, pp. 231- 247.

    Lister, R. and Becker, S. (1994) ‘Care and the Community’, in Allan, P., Benyon, J. and McCormick, B. (eds), Focus on Britain, Philip Allan Publishers, pp. 180-184.

    Becker, S. (1994) ‘Social Security Policy Under Thatcher and Major’, in Dietz, B., Bardelmann, J. and Schafer, T. (eds), Die Soziale Zukunft Europas [Social Europe? Conditions and Perspectives of European Social Integration], Focus Verlig, Germany, pp. 77-95.

    Becker, S. (1993) ‘Personal Social Services’, in Catterall, P. (ed), Contemporary Britain: An Annual Review 1993, Blackwell/Institute of Contemporary British History, Oxford, pp.341-356.

    Becker, S. (1992) ‘Personal Social Services’, in Catterall, P. (ed), Contemporary Britain: An Annual Review 1992, Blackwell/Institute of Contemporary British History, Oxford, pp. 313-322.

    Stafford, P., Rippon, P., Blower, G. and Becker, S. (1992) ‘Income and Money’, in Thompson, T. and Mathias, P. (eds), Standards and Mental Handicap: Keys to Competency, Bailliere Tindall, London, pp. 166-179.

    Becker, S. (1991) ‘Introduction: From Enterprise to Opportunity’, in Becker, S. (ed),Windows of Opportunity: Public Policy and the Poor, CPAG, London, pp.1-8.

    Becker, S. and Bennett, F. (1991) ‘Conclusions: A New Agenda’, in Becker, S. (ed),Windows of Opportunity: Public Policy and the Poor, CPAG, London, pp. 103-116.

    Becker, S. and Silburn, R. (1989) ‘Back to the Future: The Process of Considered Decision Making’, in Craig. G. (ed), Your Flexible Friend: Voluntary Organisations, Claimants and the Social Fund, Social Security Consortium/Association of Metropolitan Authorities, London, pp.24-40.

    Becker, S. (1988) ‘Poverty Awareness’, in Becker, S. and MacPherson, S. (eds), Public Issues, Private Pain, Insight/Carematters Books, London, pp. 242-250.

    MacPherson, S. and Becker, S. (1988) ‘Introduction’, in Becker, S. and MacPherson, S. (eds), Public Issues, Private Pain, Insight/Carematters Books, London, pp. ix-xiii.

  • Papers in professional journals

    Becker, S. (2012) ‘Young carers: history and education’, Outlook, No 54, pp.20-21.

    Fox, A., Becker, F. and Becker, S. (2007) ‘Does every young carer matter? What does Every Child Matters mean for young carers?’, Childright, 235, pp. 16-19.

    Sempik, J., Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (2005) ‘In touch with the earth’, Mental Health Today, September 2005, pp. 23-26.

    Becker, S. (2004) ‘Saul Becker the new chair of SPA’, SPA News, February/March, p. 9.

    Becker, S. (2004) ‘Personal choice’, SPA News, June, p. 20.

    Becker, S. (2004) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, August special issue, pp. 5-10.

    Becker, S. and Dearden, C. (2004) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, October 2004-April 2005.

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (2003) ‘Children who Care’, Zero2Nineteen, January 2003, pp. 24-25.

    Becker, S. and Aldridge, J. (2003) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, (15) April-October 2003, pp. 13-18.

    Becker, S. (2003) ‘Carers’, Research Matters (16) Ocotber 2003-April 2004, pp. 11-16.

    Becker, S. (2002) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, (13) April-October 2002, pp. 11-16.

    Becker, S. (2002) “Work for those who can, security for those who cannot”: New Labour’s neglected welfare principle’, Poverty, 112, pp. 13-17.

    Becker, S. (2002) ‘Carers’ Research Matters Special Issue, August 2002, pp. 5-10.

    Becker, S. (2002) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, (14) October 2002-April 2003, pp. 5-10.

    Dearden, C. with Becker, S. (2002) ‘Statistical Profiles of Young Carers’, Evidence, issue 3.

    Dearden, C. with Becker, S. (2002) ‘Young Carers Projects’, Evidence, issue 4.

    Becker, S. (2001) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, April-October 2001, pp. 17-20.

    Becker, S. (2001) ‘New Labour and Social Policy’, SPA News, May/June, p. 12.

    Becker, S. (2001) ‘Hello and Goodbye’, SPA News, May/June, p. 52.

    Becker, S. (2001) ‘Carers’, Research Matters International, August 2001, pp. 27-32.

    Becker, S. (2001) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, October 2001-April 2002, pp.9-12.

    Becker, S. and Kinsella, M. (2000) ‘Research boost to identify needs of young carers’, Your Voice, Winter 1999/2000, pp. 12-13.

    Becker, S. (2000) ‘Introduction to Forward Thinking’, SPA News, February/March, p. 15.

    Becker, S. (2000) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, 9, April-October, pp. 21-26.

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2000) ‘Young carers’ transitions to adulthood’, Childright, 167, June, pp. 8-10.

    Becker, S. and Dearden, C. (2000) ‘What does it cost?’, Community Care, 15-21 June, p. 27.

    Becker, S. (2000) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, Social Exclusion Special Issue 2000, August, pp. 25-28.

    Becker, S. (2000) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, October-April 2001, pp. 47-50.

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2000) ‘Young, gifted and held back?’, Young People Now, October, 138, pp. 24-25.

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1999) ‘The needs of families with young carers’, The Parenting Forum Newsletter (Autumn) 12, p. 11.

    Becker, S. (1999) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, 7, April-October, pp. 33-36.

    Becker, S. and Silburn, R. (1999) ‘Relative support’, Community Care, 10-16 June, pp. 22-23.

    Becker, S. (1999) ‘Speaks Volumes’, Community Care, 17-23 June, p. 34.

    Becker, S. (1999) ‘Carers’, Research Matters International, Special Issue, August, pp. 19-22.

    Becker, S. (1999) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, 8, October 1999-April 2000, pp. 37-42.

    Becker, S. (1999) ‘Introduction to Twentieth Century Landmarks’, SPA News, October/November, p. 9.

    Becker, S. (1999) ‘Young carers: recent messages for policy, practice and research’, The Journal of Young Carers Work, 3, October, pp. 26-33.

    Becker, S. (1998) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, 4, October 1997-April 1998, pp. 25-30.

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1998) ‘Surge of support’, Community Care, 19-25 March, pp. 22-23.

    Becker, S. (1998) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, 5, April-October, pp. 37-40.

    Becker, S. and Dearden, C. (1998) ‘Unknown quantity’, Community Care, 7-13 May, pp. 16-17.

    Becker, S. (1998) ‘SPA Interview: Alan Simpson MP’, SPA News, May/June, pp 1-5.

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1998) ‘The needs and experiences of young carers in the UK’, Childright, July/August, No. 148, pp. 15-16.

    Becker, S. (1998) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, 6, October 1998-April 1999, pp. 37-40.

    Becker, S.(1998) ‘Research for a Change: from theory to influence’, Social Services Research, No 4, pp. 1-12.

    Becker, S. (1997) ‘Carers’, Research Matters, 3, April-October, pp. 43-48.

    Becker, S. (1997) ‘The poor relations’, Community Care, 26 June-2 July, pp. 24-25.

    Becker, S. (1997) ‘Carers’, Research Matters International, August, pp. 25-30.

    Becker, S. (1997) ‘One Nation, Two Systems? Why Labour must think the unthinkable about Cash and Care’, Benefits, September/October, pp. 16-17

    Becker, S. (1996) ‘Juggling people’s lives’, Community Care, 3-9 October, pp. ii-iii.

    Becker, S. (1995) ‘Letter of the law’, Community Care, 3-9 August, p. 17.

    Becker, S. (1995) ‘Carers across the border’, Community Care, 5-11 October, pp. 22-23.

    Becker, S. and Aldridge, J. (1994) ‘The price of caring’, Community Care, 20 January, pp. 18-19.

    Becker, S. and Aldridge, J. (1993) ‘The lost children’, Community Care, 18 March, p. 23.

    Becker, S. and Aldridge, J. (1993) ‘Excluding children who care’, Benefits, issue 7, April/May, pp. 22-24.

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1993) ‘Inside the world of young carers’, CareLink, [King’s Fund Journal], Spring, No. 19, p. 3.

    Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1993) ‘Children who care’, Childright, June, No 97, pp. 12-13.

    Becker, S. and Golding, P. (1991) ‘On the breadline’, Community Care, 17 January, pp. 15-17.

    Becker, S. (1990) ‘Practice versus theory’, Community Care, Fundamentals Supplement, 11 January, p. ii.

    Becker, S. (1990) ‘Social workers and charities’, Benefits Research, April, pp. 3-6.

    Becker, S. (1990) ‘The sting in the tail’, Community Care, 12 April, pp. 22-24.

    Becker, S. (1990) ‘Fighting for funds’, Community Care, 10 May, pp. ii-iii.

    Becker, S. and Silburn, R. (1990) ‘The New Poor’, Community Care, 4 October, pp. 24-25.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘Poor Women’, Community Care, 12 January, pp. 14-17.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘Keeping a poor woman down’, Community Care, 19 January, pp. 23-25.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘Feeling the pinch’, Community Care, Fundamentals Supplement, 9 February, pp. ii-iii.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘Fundamentally sound?’, Community Care, Fundamentals Supplement, 9 February, pp. iii-iv.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘The second monitoring exercise’, Benefits Research, February, pp. 14-20.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘Mandy’s story’, Benefits Research, February, pp. 24-25.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘The social fund and fuel’, Benefits Research, February, pp. 30-31.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘How flexible and imaginative a scheme?’, Community Care, Fundamentals Supplement, 13 April, pp. i-iii.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘Real lives’, Community Care, Fundamentals Supplement, 13 April, pp. iii-iv.

    Becker, S. and Silburn, R. (1989) ‘Ways out of want’, New Statesman and Society, 19 May, pp. 35-36.

    Becker, S. and Craig, G. (1989) ‘The fund that likes to say no’, Social Work Today, 8 June, pp. 13-15.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘Vulnerable clients’, Benefits Research, July, pp. 7-8.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘Small change’, Benefits Research, July, pp. 9-15.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘The emerging picture’, Community Care, Fundamentals Supplement, 24 August, pp. 27-30.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘Social Workers, clients and community care grants: report of a survey’, Benefits Research, November, pp. i-xii.

    Becker, S. (1988) ‘Hollow claims’, Insight, 15 April, pp. 12-14.

    Becker, S. (1988) ‘Boundary wars’, Community Care, Fundamentals Supplement, 21 July, pp. i-ii.

    Becker, S. (1988) ‘What price resettlement?’, Community Care, Fundamentals Supplement, 21 July, pp. ii.

    Becker, S. and Lunn, T. (1988) ‘Crisis, what crisis?’, Community Care, Fundamentals Supplement, 21 July, pp. ii.

    Becker, S. (1988) ‘The first snapshot’, Benefits Research, September, pp.8-10.

    Becker, S. (1988) ‘Poverty indicators in social fund project authorities’, Benefits Research, September, pp. 10-12.

    Becker, S. (1988) ‘Who pays for the poor?’, Benefits Research, September, pp. 16-17.

    Becker, S. (1988) ‘The social fund makes its mark’, Community Care, Fundamentals Supplement, 6 October, pp. ii-iii.

    Becker, S. (1988) ‘Social workers’ trivia quiz’, Community Care, 22 December, pp. 27-29.

    Irvine, R., Becker, S. and MacPherson, S. (1987) ‘Poor kids’, Insight, 6 March, pp.19-22.

    Becker, S. (1987) ‘How much collaboration?’, Community Care, 26 March, pp. 17-19.

    Becker, S. and Macpherson, S. (1986) ‘Poor clients’, Local Link, [Journal of the Local Government Information Unit], June.

    Becker, S. and MacPherson, S. (1986) ‘Poverty reaches record levels’, Labour Research, vol. 75, No. 7, pp. 15-16.

    Becker, S. and MacPherson, S. (1986) ‘The diversity of poor clients’, Community Care, 14 August, pp. 20-21.

    MacPherson, S. and Becker, S. (1986) ‘The price of poverty’, Insight, 11 October, pp. 11-14.

    Becker, S. and MacPherson, S. (1985) ‘Scroungerphobia: where do we stand?’, Social Work Today, 18 February, pp.15-17.

    Becker, S. and MacPherson, S. (1985) ‘Cash counsel: the art of the possible’, Social Work Today, 25 February, pp. 16-18.

    Silburn, R., MacPherson, S. and Becker, S. (1984) ‘Social workers and supplementary benefit’, Social Work Today, 12 November, pp.19-25.

    Becker, S. and Morgan, L. (1983) ‘Boys will be boys’, Community Care, 20 October.

  • Conference contributions – refereed

    Becker, S. (1996) ‘Young carers in Britain: research, policy and practice’, in Social Services Inspectorate, Young Carers: Something to Think About, Papers presented at four SSI workshops, May-July, HMSO.

    Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1995) ‘Young carers: The facts’, in Young Carers - Back them Up: Report of a Multi-disciplinary Conference supported by the BMA, Carers National Association and Community Care, November.

    Becker, S. (1995) ‘Young carers - an overview’ in Young Carers - Making Connections, report of a conference held at NSPCC National Training Centre, Leicester, 20 October.

    Becker, S. (1993) ‘Children who care’, in Carers National Association, Strategies and Structures: Working with Young Carers, Report of a conference held at Glaxo, Unicorn House, London, 12 October.

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘Women’s poverty and social services’, in Graham, H. and Popay, J. (eds), Women and Poverty: Future Developments in Research and Policy: Report of an ESRC Conference, University of Warwick/Thomas Coram.

    MacPherson, S. and Becker, S. (1987) ‘Social work and poverty’, in Wedge, P. (ed), Research into Practice, Proceedings of the Second British Association of Social Workers/Joint Universities Council Conference, BASW/JUC.

  • Reviews of single academic books

    Becker, S. (2004) review of Stalker, K. (ed) ‘Reconceptualising Work with Carers: New Directions for Policy and Practice’, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Community Care, 4th March.

    Becker, S. (2001) review of Dean, H. et al (2000) ‘Social Policy Review 12’, Social Policy Association, British Journal of Social Work, 31, pp. 973-981.

    Becker, S. (1998) review of Glennerster, H. and Hills, J. ‘The State of Welfare: The Economics of Social Spending’, Oxford University Press, Community Care, 3-9 December, p. 30.

    Becker, S. (1998) review of Beresford, P. and Turner, M. ‘It’s our Welfare: Report of the Citizen’s Commission on the Future of the Welfare State’, National Institute for Social Work, Critical Social Policy, 18 (2), pp. 259-261.

    Becker, S. (1997) review of Dennis, N. ‘The Invention of Permanent Poverty’, Institute of Economic Affairs, Community Care, 17-23 July, p. 32.

    Becker, S. (1997) review of Riches, G. (ed). ‘First World Hunger: Food Security and Welfare Politics’, Macmillan Press Ltd, Community Care, 17-23 July, p. 32.

    Becker, S. (1997) review of Lister, R. (ed). ‘Charles Murray and the Underclass: The Developing Debate’, Institute of Economic Affairs, Community Care, 15-21 May, p. 33.

    Becker, S. (1997) review of Townsend, P. ‘A Poor Future’, Lemos and Crane, Community Care, 16-22 January, pp. 31-32.

    Becker, S. (1995) review of Mitchell, D. ‘Income Transfers in ten Welfare States’, Averbury, Reviewing Sociology, Vol. 9, pt 2, pp. 61-63.

    Becker, S. (1995) review of Fimister, G. ‘Social Security and Community Care in the 1990s’, Business Education Publishers, Poverty, Autumn, p. 23.

    Becker, S. (1993) review of Sherraden, M. ‘Assets and the Poor: A New American Welfare Policy’, M E Sharpe Inc., Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 22, pt 2, pp. 273-276.

    Becker, S. (1993) review of Peterson, P. and Rom, M. ‘Welfare Magnets: A New Case for a National Standard’, The Brookings Institution, Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 22, pt 2, pp. 273-276.

    Becker, S. (1993) review of Glazer, N. ‘The Limits of Social Policy’, Harvard University Press, Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 22, pt 2, pp. 273-276.

    Becker, S. (1987) review of Fimister, G. ‘Welfare rights work in social services’, Macmillan, Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 16, pt 3, pp. 419-422.

  • Other – journal letters

    Becker, S. (2000) ‘Young carers speak out but will professionals listen?’, Guardian Unlimited (website), 15 November 2000. [www.societyguardian.co.uk]

    Becker, S. (1989) ‘Stereotype images reinforce labels’, Community Care, 23 February, p. 10.

    Becker, S., Baker, S. and Svenson, M.(1988) ‘Figuring out the DHSS’, New Statesman and Society, 26 August, p. 22.

    Becker, S. (1988) ‘Negative view of black people’, Insight, 3 June, p. 10.

    Becker, S. and MacPherson, S. (1986) ‘How to ensure that poverty goes round in ever increasing circles’, Guardian, 21st May, p.17.


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Saul Becker: Reflections on 25 years of young carers research

Filmed 11 January 2017.


Saul Becker in conversation with Carers Southern Australia

Professor Saul Becker is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham and Professor of Social Policy and Social Work. Filmed 10 November 2016.


Hidden Young Carers by Saul Becker – TEDxUoN

In this TEDx talk, Professor Becker explores the hidden contributions children make to family care; the outcomes that caring roles and responsibilities can have on children’s education, psycho-social development, health and wellbeing; and what can and is being done to help young carers in those countries that have identified them as a group who need recognition, support, services and interventions. He links this research journey to his personal experiences of being a young carer in his own childhood. First published 4 August 2014.


Saul Becker explains the situation for young carers across Europe

Filmed by NKA for the 2nd International Conference "Every Child has the Right to..." Visit the Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga (NKA) website.


Citizens UK and College of Social Sciences: Impactful Civic Engagement

Head of College of Social Sciences and Professor Saul Becker joins other stakeholders to talk about the partnership between the University of Birmingham and Citizens UK. First published 17 February 2017.

Find out more on the CoSS Citizens UK homepage.


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