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

Article

Leu, Agnes, Jung, Corinna, Frech, Marianne, Sempik, Joe, Moser, Urs, Verner, Martin and Becker, Saul (2018) Study protocol: young carers and young adult carers in Switzerland. BMC Health Services Research, 18 (183). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1472-6963

Kallander, Ellen Katrine, Weimand, Bente M, Becker, Saul, Van Roy, Betty, Hanssen-Bauer, Ketil, Stavnes, Kristin, Faugli, Anne, Kufas, Elin and Ruud, Torleif (2017) Children with ill parents: extent and nature of caring activities. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. ISSN 1471-6712

Leu, Agnes and Becker, Saul (2017) A cross-national and comparative classification of in-country awareness and policy responses to ‘young carers’. Journal of Youth Studies, 20 (6). pp. 750-762. ISSN 1367-6261

Joseph, Stephen, Becker, Saul, Elwick, Hannah and Silburn, Richard (2012) Adult carers quality of life questionnaire (AC-QoL): development of an evidence-based tool. Mental Health Review Journal, 17 (2). pp. 57-69. ISSN 1361-9322

Becker, Saul, Sempik, Joe and Bryman, Alan (2010) Advocates, agnostics and adversaries: researchers' perceptions of service user involvement in social policy. Social Policy and Society, 9 (3). pp. 355-366. ISSN 1474-7464

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 & Development, 35 (4). pp. 510-520.

Bryman, Alan, Becker, Saul and Sempik, Joe (2008) Quality criteria for quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research: a view from social policy. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 11 (4). pp. 261-276. ISSN 1364-5579

Sempik, Joe, Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2007) The quality of research evidence in social policy: consensus and dissension among researchers. Evidence & Policy, 3 (3). pp. 407-423. ISSN 1744-2648

Becker, Saul (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, 7 (1). pp. 23-50. ISSN 1468-0181

Becker, Saul, Dearden, Chris and Aldridge, Jo (2000) Young carers in the UK: research, policy and practice. Research, Policy and Planning, 18 (2). pp. 13-22. ISSN 0264-519X

Becker, Saul (2000) Carers and indicators of vulnerability to social exclusion. Benefits, 28. pp. 1-4. ISSN 0962-7898

Dearden, Chris and Becker, Saul (1999) The experiences of young carers in the UK: the mental health issues. Mental Health Care, 2 (8). pp. 273-276. ISSN 1368-1230

Aldridge, Jo and Becker, Saul (1999) Children as carers: the impact of parental illness and disability on children's caring roles. Journal of Family Therapy, 21 (3). pp. 303-320. ISSN 0163-4445

Dearden, Chris and Becker, Saul (1997) Protecting young carers: legislative tensions and opportunities in Britain. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 19 (2). pp. 123-138. ISSN 0964-9069

Aldridge, Jo and Becker, Saul (1996) Disability rights and the denial of young carers - the dangers of zero-sum arguments. Critical Social Policy, 16 (48). pp. 55-76. ISSN 0261-0183

Hantrais, Linda and Becker, Saul (1996) L'enfant soignant. Informations Sociales, 54. pp. 57-63. ISSN 0046-9459

Dearden, Chris, Becker, Saul and Aldridge, Jo (1995) Children who care: a case for nursing intervention. British Journal of Nursing, 4 (12). pp. 698-701. ISSN 0966-0461

Aldridge, Jo and Becker, Saul (1993) Punishing children for caring: the hidden cost of young carers. Children and Society, 7 (4). pp. 376-387. ISSN 1099-0860

Aldridge, Jo and Becker, Saul (1993) Children as carers. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 69. pp. 459-462.

Becker, Saul, MacPherson, Stewart and Falkingham, Fiona (1987) Some local authority approaches to poverty. Local Government Studies, 13 (3). pp. 35-47. ISSN 0300-3930

Becker, Saul and MacPherson, Stewart (1986) Researching poverty amongst users of social work services. Research, Policy and Planning, 4 (1/2). pp. 8-14. ISSN 0264-519X

Becker, Saul and MacPherson, Stewart (1986) Research note: poor clients. The British Journal of Social Work, 16 (6). pp. 689-691. ISSN 0045-3102

Book

Evans, Ruth and Becker, Saul (2009) Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS: Global issues and policy responses. The Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 9781847420213

Becker, Fiona and Becker, Saul (2008) Young adult carers in the UK: Experiences, needs and services for carers aged 16-24. The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, London. ISBN 9780853582519

Sempik, Joe, Aldridge, Jo and Becker, Saul (2005) Growing together: a practice guide to promoting social inclusion through gardening and horticulture. Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 9781861347268

Sempik, Joe, Aldridge, Jo and Becker, Saul (2005) Health, well-being and social inclusion: therapeutic horticulture in the UK. Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 9781861347251

Aldridge, Jo and Becker, Saul (2003) Children caring for parents with mental illness: Perspectives of young carers, parents and professionals. Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 9781861343994

Becker, S and Silburn, R (1999) We’re in this together: Conversations with families in caring relationships. Carers National Association, London.

Becker, Saul, Aldridge, Jo and Dearden, Chris (1998) Young carers and their families. Working Together For Children, Young People And Their Families . Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.

Becker, Saul (1997) Responding to poverty: the politics of cash and care. Longman, London. ISBN 978-0582243224

Becker, Saul and Silburn, Richard (1990) New poor clients: social work, poverty and the social fund. Reed Information Services, Sutton. ISBN 0617010056

Book Section

Evans, Ruth and Becker, Saul (2018) Comparing children's care work across majority and minority worlds. In: Twum-Danso Imoh, Afua, Bourdillon, Michael and Meichsner, Sylvia (eds.) Beyond binaries: exploring children's lives across worlds. Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, Sheffield. (Accepted)

Alcock, Pete and Becker, Saul (2016) Researching social policy. In: Alcock, Pete, Haux, Tina, May, Margaret and Wright, Sharon (eds.) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy (fifth edition). Wiley, Oxford, pp. 14-20. ISBN 9781118965979

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Analysing qualitative data: an overview. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 332-334. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Being prepared: managing particular research methods. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 134-135. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Codes of ethics. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 61-69. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Conducting a literature review. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 99-106. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Cross-sectional design and longitudinal design. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 282-285. ISBN 978-1847428158

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2012) Dissemination and knowledge transfer as part of the research process. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 360-367. ISBN 978-1847428158

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2012) Evidence and other ways of knowing. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 23-28. ISBN 978 1847428157

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2012) Evidence-based policy and practice. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 28-50. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Formulating research ideas. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 94-99. ISBN 978-1847428158

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2012) Making an impact. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 386-388. ISBN 978-1847428158

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2012) Modelling the research process. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 50-54. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Overview of methods for collecting and coding quantitative data. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 234-235. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Overview of the main research methods and sources of data in qualitative social policy and social work research. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 290-291. ISBN 978-1847428158

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2012) Policy research. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 12-17. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Qualitative research. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 274-278.

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Quantitative research. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 212-216. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Research design. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 216-226. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Structured observation. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 252-256. ISBN 978-1847428158

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2012) Ten questions to inform dissemination and knowledge transfer. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 372-386. ISBN 978-1847428158

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2012) The conduct and management of research: ethics and rigour. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 56-58. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) The debate about quantitative and qualitative research. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 126-128. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) The nature of quantitative and qualitative research. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 120-126. ISBN 978-1847428158

Bryman, Alan and Becker, Saul (2012) Combining quantitative and qualitative research. In: Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 128-133. ISBN 978-1847428158

Becker, Saul (2012) Approaches and methods. In: Alcock, Pete, May, Margaret and Wright, Sharon (eds.) The student's companion to social policy, 4th edition. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 12-18. ISBN 978-0470655658

Becker, Saul (2011) Informal family carers. In: Wilson, Kate, Ruch, Gillian, Lymbery, Mark and Cooper, Andrew (eds.) Social work: an introduction to contemporary practice. Pearson Longman, London, pp. 426-455. ISBN 978-1405858465

Becker, Saul (2010) For love, not money: children's unpaid care work in modern Britain. In: Brockliss, Lawrence and Montgomery, Heather (eds.) Childhood and Violence in the Western Tradition. Oxbow books, Oxford, pp. 209-215. ISBN 978-1842179789

Silburn, Richard and Becker, Saul (2009) Life beyond work? Safety nets and "security for those who cannot" work. In: Millar, Jane (ed.) Understanding Social Security, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy & Practice . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 55-73. ISBN 978-1847421869

Becker, Saul (2008) Informal family carers. In: Wilson, Kate, Ruch, Gillian, Lymbery, Mark and Cooper, Andrew (eds.) Social work: an introduction to contemporary practice. Pearson Longman, London, pp. 431-460. ISBN 978-1405858465

Becker, Saul (2008) Methods and approaches in social policy research. In: Alcock, Peter, May, Margaret and Rowlingson, Karen (eds.) The Student's Companion to Social Policy, 3rd edition. Wiley-Blackwell;, Oxford, pp. 11-18. ISBN 978-1405169011

Bibby, Andrew and Becker, Saul (2005) Young carers and public policy. In: Hendrick, Harry (ed.) Child welfare and social policy: an essential reader. The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 385-403. ISBN 978-1861345660

Dearden, Chris and Becker, Saul (2005) Growing up caring: young carers and vulnerability to social exclusion. In: Barry, Monica (ed.) Youth policy and social inclusion: critical debates with young people. Routledge, Oxon, pp. 251-269. ISBN 978-0415319041

Becker, Saul, Unset and Unset (2004) Guidance on what is meant by, and how to recognize, "challenging behavior" and "emotional and behavioural difficulties". In: Becker, Saul (ed.) Improving behavior through therapeutic approaches: research into practice in Nottingham City learning support units. Excellence in Cities, Nottingham, pp. 49-50.

Becker, Saul, McCrossen, Viv and Waterstone, Carolyn (2004) Learning support units and the therapeutic approaches project in Nottingham. In: Becker, Saul (ed.) Improving behaviour through therapeutic approaches research into practice in Nottingham City learning support units. Excellence in Cities, Nottingham, pp. 1-4. ISBN 0907274412

Becker, Saul, McCrossen, Viv and Sempik, Joe (2004) Mapping therapeutic services and approaches in Nottingham City secondary schools. In: Becker, Saul (ed.) Improving behavior through therapeutic approaches: research into practice in Nottingham City learning support units. Excellence in Cities, Nottingham, pp. 5-11. ISBN 0907274412

Becker, Saul, McCrossen, Viv and Waterstone, Carolyn (2004) Therapeutic approaches in LSUs: from research to practice. In: Becker, Saul (ed.) Improving behavior through therapeutic approaches: research into practice in Nottingham City learning support units. Excellence in Cities, Nottingham, pp. 43-47. ISBN 0907274412

Becker, Saul, Unset and Unset (2004) What research criteria should we use to judge whether a therapeutic intervention is effective? In: Becker, Saul (ed.) Improving behavior through therapeutic approaches: research into practice in Nottingham City learning support units. Excellence in Cities, Nottingham, pp. 51-53. ISBN 0907274412

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Codes of ethics. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 332-336. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Cross-sectional design and longitudinal design. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 257-261. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Dissemination as part of the research process. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 361-365. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Evaluating sources for a literature review. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 76-77. ISBN Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Evidence and knowledge. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 40-59. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Formulating research ideas. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 66-68. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Integrating quantitative and qualitative research. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 98-101. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Making a difference. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 382-385. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Managing particular research methods. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 337-338. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Modelling the policy research process. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 59-63. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Policy research. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 13-18. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Qualitative research. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 248-253. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Quantitative research. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 181-186. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Research design. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 186-195. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Research design: an overview. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 253-254. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Research, policy and practice. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 19-39. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Ten questions to inform dissemination. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 371-382. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Using the published literature to understand social policy issues. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 74-75. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) Writing a literature review. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 69-73. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) The debate about quantitative and qualitative. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 95-98. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) The effective management of policy research. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 329-332. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (2004) The nature of quantitative and qualitative research. In: Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan (eds.) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 89-95. ISBN 9781861344038

Becker, Saul (2004) Policy-oriented research. In: Lewis-Beck, Michael S, Bryman, Alan and Futing Liao, Tim (eds.) The SAGE encyclopedia of social science research methods. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 830-831. ISBN 9780761923633

Becker, Saul and Lawrie, Sarah (2004) An A-Z therapeutic approaches of pupils with challenging behavior: a review of research evidence on "what works" in secondary schools. In: Becker, Saul (ed.) Improving behaviour through therapeutic approaches: research into practice in Nottingham city learning support units. Excellence in Cities, Nottingham, pp. 55-88. ISBN 0907274412

Becker, Saul (2003) [Foreword] Understanding social security: issues for policy and practice. In: Millar, Jane (ed.) Understanding social security: issues for policy and practice. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, xx-xxi. ISBN 9781861344199

Becker, Saul (2003) 'Security for those who cannot': Labour's neglected welfare principle. In: Millar, Jane (ed.) Understanding social security: issues for policy and practice. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 103-122. ISBN 9781861344199

Becker, Saul (2003) [Foreword] Understanding the finance welfare: what welfare costs and how to pay for it. In: Glennerstar, Howard (ed.) Understanding the finance welfare: what welfare costs and how to pay for it. Understanding the finance welfare: what welfare costs and how to pay for it . Policy Press, Bristol, xiii-xv. ISBN 9781861344052

Polnay, L, Becker, S, Aldridge, J, Dearden, C and Long, J (2002) Health inequalities. In: Polnay, Leon (ed.) Community paediatrics, 3rd edition. Churchill Livingstone, London, pp. 323-348. ISBN 9780443063480

Becker, Saul (2002) Social services. In: Polnay, Leon (ed.) Community paediatrics, 3rd edition. Churchill Livingstone, London, pp. 229-239. ISBN 9780443063480

Aldridge, Jo and Becker, Saul (2001) Children who care: rights and wrongs in debate and policy on young carers. In: Franklin, Bob (ed.) The new handbook of children's rights: comparative policy and practice. Routledge, London, pp. 208-222. ISBN 9780415250351

Becker, Saul, Dearden, Chris and Aldridge, Jo (2001) Children's labour of love? Young carers and care work. In: Mizen, Philip, Pole, Christopher and Bolton, Angela (eds.) Hidden hands: international perspectives on children's work and labour. The Future of Childhood Series . Routled Falmer, Oxon, pp. 70-87.

Dearden, Chris and Becker, Saul (2001) Young carers: needs, rights and assessments. In: Horwath, Jan (ed.) The child's world: assessing children in need. Jessica Kingsley, London, pp. 221-233. ISBN 9781853029578

Becker, Saul (2000) Young carers. In: Davies, Martin (ed.) The Blackwell encyclopaedia of social work. Blackwell Publisher, Oxford, p. 378. ISBN 9780631214519

Dearden, Chris and Becker, Saul (2000) Listening to children: meeting the needs of young carers. In: Kemshall, Hazel and Littlechild, Rosemary (eds.) User involvement and participation in social care: research informing practice. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, pp. 129-142. ISBN 9781853027772

Becker, F and Becker, S (2000) Young Carers. In: Gordon, R (ed.) The Child's World: Training Resources. The Stationery Office, London.

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

Dearden, Chris and Becker, Saul (2000) Young Carers: Needs, rights and assessments. In: Horwarth, Jan (ed.) The Child's World: Assessing Children in Need. the Reader. Department of Health, NSPCC, University of Sheffield, London, pp. 173-182.

Aldridge, Jo and Becker, Saul (1996) Caught in the caring trap: the health of children who care. In: Bywaters, Paul and McLeod, Eileen (eds.) Working for equality in health. Routledge, London, pp. 66-78. ISBN 9780415124669

Becker, Saul (1996) Poverty and social welfare. In: Catterall, Peter and Preston, Virginia (eds.) Contemporary Britain: An annual review 1995. Dartmouth / Institute of Contemporary British History, Aldeshot, pp. 254-277. ISBN 9781855216457

Becker, Saul (1995) [Introduction] Young carers in Europe: an exploratory cross-national study in Britain, France, Sweden and Germany. In: Becker, Saul (ed.) Young carers in Europe: an exploratory cross-national study in Britain, France, Sweden and Germany. Young Carers Research Group, Loughborough University, vii-x. ISBN 0907274110

Hantrais, Lind and Becker, Saul (1995) Young carers in Europe: a comparative perspective. In: Becker, Saul (ed.) Young carers in Europe: an exploratory cross-national study in Britain, France, Sweden and Germany. Young Carers Research Group, Loughborough University, pp. 77-92. ISBN 0907274110

Becker, Saul and Aldridge, Jo (1995) Young carers in Great Britain: a literature of omission. In: Becker, Saul (ed.) Young carers in Europe: an exploratory cross-national study in Britain, France, Sweden and Germany. Young Carers Research Group, Loughborough University, pp. 1-25. ISBN 0907274110

Lister, R and Becker, S (1994) Care and the community. In: Allan, Phillip, Benyon, John and McCormick, Barry Allan (eds.) Focus on Britain. Perennial Publications, pp. 180-184. ISBN 9781898743002

Becker, Saul and Stephens, Mike (1994) [Introduction] Force is part of the service. In: Stephens, Mike and Becker, Saul (eds.) Police force, police service: care and control in Britain. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9780333574843

Stephens, Mike and Becker, Saul (1994) The matrix of care and control. In: Stephens, Mike and Becker, Saul (eds.) Police force, police service: care and control in Britain. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 213-230. ISBN 9780333574843

Becker, Saul (1993) Personal social services. In: Catterall, Peter and Preston, Virginia (eds.) Contemporary Britain 1993: an annual review. Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 341-356. ISBN 9780631191056

Becker, Saul (1992) Personal Social Services. In: Catterall, Peter (ed.) Contemporary Britain 1992: An Annual Review. Blackwell for Institute of contemporary British History, Oxford, pp. 313-322. ISBN 9780631184942

Stafford, P, Rippon, P, Blower, G and Becker, S (1992) Income and money. In: Thompson, Tony and Mathias, Peter (eds.) Standard and Mental Handicap: Keys to Competence. Bailliere Tindall, London, pp. 166-179. ISBN 9780702015663

Becker, Saul and Bennett, F (1991) Conclusions: a new agenda. In: Becker, Saul (ed.) Windows of opportunity: public policy and the poor. Child Poverty Action Group, London, pp. 103-116. ISBN 9780946744350

Becker, Saul (1991) [Introduction] From enterprise to opportunity. In: Becker, Saul (ed.) Windows of opportunity: public policy and the poor. Child Poverty Action Group, London, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9780946744350

MacPherson, Stuart and Becker, Saul (1988) [Introduction] Public issues: private pain, poverty, social work and social policy. In: Becker, Saul and MacPherson, Stuart (eds.) Public Issues: private pain, poverty, social work and social policy. Insight/Carematters Books, London, ix-xii. ISBN 978-1871018004

Becker, Saul (1988) Poverty awareness. In: Becker, Saul and MacPherson, Stuart (eds.) Public Issues: private pain, poverty, social work and social policy. Insight/Carematters Books, London, pp. 242-250. ISBN 978-1871018004

Edited Book

Becker, Saul, Bryman, Alan and Ferguson, Harry, eds. (2012) Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches, 2nd edition. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 978-1847428158

Becker, Saul, McCrossen, Viv, Becker, Fiona, Silburn, Richard, Silburn, Pat, Waterstone, Carolyn, Sempik, Joe and Lawrie, Sarah (2004) Improving behavior through therapeutic approaches: research into practice in Nottingham City learning support units. Excellence in Cities, Nottingham. ISBN 0907274412

Becker, Saul and Leu, Agnes (2004) Young Carers. Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies . Oxford University Press, New York.

Becker, Saul and Bryman, Alan, eds. (2004) Understanding research for social policy and practice: themes, methods and approaches. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series . Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 978-1861344038

Andrew, Bibby and Becker, Saul, eds. (2000) Young carers in their own words. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London. ISBN 9780903319935

Stephens, Mike and Becker, Saul, eds. (1994) Police force, police service: care and control in Britain. Macmillan, London. ISBN 978-0333574843

Becker, Saul, ed. (1991) Windows of opportunity: public policy and the poor. Poverty Publication . Child Poverty Action Group, London. ISBN 0946744351 9780946744350

Becker, Saul and MacPherson, Stewart, eds. (1988) Public issues: private pain, poverty, social work and social policy. Insight/Carematters Books, London. ISBN 978-1871018004


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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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